Sunnyshore Studio is partnering with the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) to host the first of five Vintage Watercolorist of Washington art shows. The NWWS is recognized as one of the ten most prominent regional watercolor societies in North America and has encouraged watercolor artists for over seventy years. Sunnyshore Studio is thrilled to partner with the NWWS to celebrate the art and artistic legacy of five great watercolor artists who have contributed to the legacy of watercolor painting in Washington State.
The show is called the Jack Dorsey invitational in honor of the patriarch of the Dorsey family of artists, whose story has been told in Jack Dorsey, Sketch of an Artist. https://sunnyshorestudio.com/2017/03/10/announcing-release-of-limited-edition-book-jack-dorsey-sketch-of-an-artist/. Jack Dorsey has been a member of the NWWS from 1972, and served as the president of the NWWS in 1979-1980. Besides Jack, two of the vintage watercolor artists whose art and legacy will be celebrated in this inaugural show have been presidents of the NWWS: John Ringen (1965-66) and Nancy Axell (1995-96).
The lineup for the inaugural Vintage Watercolorists of Washington is impressive. It includes Nancy, Axell, Thomas William Jones, Jenny Rees, John Ringen and Jack Dorsey.