The Vintage Watercolorists of Washington show opened at Sunnyshore Studio on Saturday, March 12, the same day that Washington State’s mask mandate was lifted. People seemed excited to get out and be with other people. We had a big crowd.

It was also Dad’s birthday. Family and friends came out to wish Dad a happy birthday which made the day extra special for him!

It was a joy to celebrate the five “Vintage” watercolorists for this years show: Deanne Lemley, Bill Hook, Molly Murrah, H. “Rusty” Platz III, and Eric Wiegardt. We also had a few vintage watercolorists show up too. One of them, Seiko Konya, came all the way from Los Angelas!

There were special connections made. One of them was that my brother, Jed Dorsey, realized that he had taken an art class at the home of Deanne Lemley when she lived in Redmond.

We sold some art and anticipate selling more over the next two Saturdays.

Micahel Thoreson spoke on behalf of the Northwest Watercolor Society about the ongoing partnership with us on this project. It has been great to partner with them in putting on this Vintage show.

And it was very fun to surprise Dad with a cake and happy birthday song during the program. He even teared up a bit. Enjoy this video that gives a snapshot of the show:

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