We are excited to announce the 2019 Jack Dorsey Invitational: Vintage Watercolorists of Washington show in partnership with the Northwest Watercolor Society.
Washington State has been home to a host of distinguished watercolor artists such as Perry Acker, Jess Cauthorn, Victoria Savage, Arne Jensen, and Wes Broten to name just a few. The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) is recognized as one of the ten most prominent regional watercolor societies in North America.
In light of this rich tradition, Sunnyshore Studio will host five annual Vintage Watercolorists of Washington shows. Each year we will honor five master watercolorists who live in Washington State and who have enriched the cultural life of this place through their artwork. We also hope to inspire a new generation of watercolorists through showcasing their art.
A video tribute will share each artists journey with watercolor. At the end of five years these will be woven together in a documentary video that celebrates watercolor in Washington. Their stories will also compiled into a coffee table book.
It is called the Jack Dorsey invitational in honor of the patriarch of Sunnyshore Studio and one of the vintage watercolorists of Washington today.
We are thrilled to announce the artists for our 2019 Vintage show. Each is not only a great artist but has contributed to the legacy of watercolor in Washington.
Vintage watercolorists for our 2019 show are:
- Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9th
- Show open to the Public on Saturdays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30.
- Private viewings of the show can be arranged. Call Jason Dorsey, 317.209.6768
- Sunnyshore Studio: 2803 S.E. Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA
In 2018, the first year of our Vintage show, we had an incredible line-up of artists. Learn more about them below.
Thomas Williams Jones
On March 10th, 2018 Sunnyshore Studio released five short videos that share the artistic path of the artists chosen for the inaugural “Vintage Watercolorists of Washington” show: John Ringen, Nancy Axell, Genny Rees, Thomas William Jones, and Jack Dorsey.
A special shout out to Julian Dorsey who worked hard on shooting these videos, and to Kyle Liedtke whose music weaves them together.
Enjoy learning more of their stories in those videos below. We are honored to share and preserve their stories in this way.
John Ringen: Teacher of Artists
Nancy Axell: Artist Organizer
Genny Rees: Artist and Mother
Jack Dorsey: Artist of the People
Thomas William Jones: Artist of Place
Video is currently being edited & reformatted.