Lil Clinard, Brenda Mills, and Genie Even, three talented watercolor artists at AMG, were recently recognized by their peers and received awards at the opening reception of the 2014 34th Juried Exhibition of the Tennessee Watercolor Society. The Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS) was formed in 1971. The purpose of the TnWS is to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolor as an important, creative, permanent painting medium.
Brenda Mills won the $1,000 purchase award from Bancorp South for her painting “Drifting in Hanauma Bay.” The sponsors who offer a Purchase Award buy the painting for that amount.
Lil Clinard’s painting, “Blue Plan B,” was one of 30 paintings chosen for the travelling show which will travel around the state through the end of the year.
Genie Even’s painting, “Dogwood Fall Foliage,” was also chosen to travel with the show. She won the Totally Transparent Watercolor award of $450 with that painting. Only certain paintings can qualify for this award. There can be no use of white paint anywhere in the painting. All whites must be the white of the paper!
All 3 painters are members of The Art Market Gallery.
The Art Market Gallery (AMG) is comprised of painters, glass artists, printmakers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, fabric artists, jewelers, weavers, and sculptors. Locals and visitors to Knoxville can see this exceptional talent on display Tuesday through Sunday at our downtown Knoxville gallery. What a lot of folks are unaware of is that our artists are often recognized and distinguished for their exemplary artwork outside of AMG.