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Vintage Poster Art Chosen

We are excited to announce that we have chosen Thomas William Jones painting Sioux Moccasins, which was the winner of the Bronze medal for the American Watercolor Society,  for the Vintage Watercolorists of Washington 2018 poster.

Vintage Poster-01

We are just a month away from the opening of this show!

Let us know if you have a business, a store, a favorite coffee shop where you would be willing to post one of these beautiful posters!



Promotional video released for Vintage Watercolorists of Washington art show

Today Sunnyshore Studio released a promotional video for its upcoming Vintage Watercolorists of Washington show. Enjoy…

Vintage Watercolorists of Washington Art Show Announcement

Washington State has been home to a host of distinguished watercolor artists over the years like Florence Harrison Nesbitt, Perry Acker, Jess Cauthorn, Victoria Savage, Arne Jensen, and Mike Burns to name just a few. The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) which was founded in 1939 in Seattle Washington, has been a leading organization dedicated to the celebration of watercolor.

In light of this rich tradition, Sunnyshore Studio is partnering with the Northwest Watercolor Society to host the first of five Vintage Watercolorists of Washington art 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 and sharing their stories.

The five artists chosen for the inaugural show are Jack Dorsey John Ringen, Genny Rees, Nancy Axell, and Thomas Williams Jones. Their original watercolors will be shown at Sunnyshore Studio on Saturdays March 10th, 17th, and 24th, 10:00am-5:00pm, with a reception from 3:00-5:00pm on March 10th.  A video tribute will share their journey with watercolor. Their stories will eventually be compiled into a book celebrating their artistic legacy.

Vintage Brand

It is called the Jack Dorsey Invitational in honor of the patriarch of Sunnyshore Studio and one of the vintage watercolorists of Washington today. Jack Dorsey is thrilled to invite artist friends, colleagues and peers to this showcase and celebration of their art and cultural contribution.

Vintage Watercolorists of Washington - flier back page

Questions, contact
Jason Dorsey
Artistic Director
Sunnyshore Studio
2803 S.E. Camano Drive,
Camano Island, WA 98282


Thomas Williams Jones: Nationally known artist to be showcased on Camano’s Mother’s Day Tour

Sunnyshore Studio is pleased that a long-time Dorsey friend & one of America’s premier artists, Thomas William Jones, has accepted our invitation to include three watercolor paintings in this year’s May exhibition, part of the Camano Island Studio Tour (Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12th, 13th, 14th.Encore Weekend, May 20th and 21st, 10:00am-5pm, Sunnyshore Studio #5.)

Tom Jones

Thomas William Jones was born in Lakewood, OH in 1942 and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1964. Jones’ watercolors have been influenced by the smaller spaces of his native OH and the vastness of the Pacific NW. Regarded as a master in watercolor, he is known for his refinement of texture and delicacy of brushwork. Jones has painted since childhood and his entire career has been devoted to fine art. He is currently represented by A.J. Kollar, Seattle Washington. Jones and his wife, Carrie, reside in Snohomish, WA.

Thomas Jones’ painting “Primroses” (Watercolor, 8.5 X 13.5) will be one of the three beautiful works of his featured. For further inquiries call Jason Dorsey at 317.209.6768.

Thomas William Jones, Primroses, 8.5x13.5

Thomas Williams Jones Exhibitions (Selected)
“150 years of Ohio Still Life Paintings” (1865-2015), Keny Galleries, Columbus, OH; 2016.
“American Watercolor Movement” (1880-2015), Keny Galleries, Columbus, OH; 2016.
Numerous solo exhibitions in Seattle, WA and Carmel, CA; 1968-present.
Artists of America, Colorado History Museum, Denver, Colorado, 1980 through 2000.
Great American Artists, Cincinnati Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hubbard Museum, ‘Art Award of Excellence’, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, 1993 
        (Traveling Exhibition to Russia & Berlin, followed).
Celebration of Northwest Art’, Governor’s Mansion, Olympia, Washington.
Prix de West Invitational, Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1980-present.
154th American Academy of Design, New York, New York.
American Watercolor Society’s Annual, New York, New York.
Watercolor U.S.A., Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri.
Butler Institute of American Art, 36th Annual, Youngstown, Ohio.

Museum Exhibitions

‘Three Decades of Watercolor’, Frye Museum, Seattle, Washington
Washington Open, Seattle Today, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Works On Paper, Northwest Today, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Honors (Selected)
Presidential Christmas cards; officially commissioned by the White House for President and Mrs. Reagan, 1985 through 1988.
Officially commissioned by Vice President and Mrs. Cheney for the Vice Presidential Christmas Cards, 2002 and 2003.
National Academy of Western Art, Gold and Silver Medals, Western Heritage Center Museum,Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
112th American Watercolor Society Bronze Medal, National Academy Gallery, New York, New York.
Rocky Mountain National Award, First Place, Golden, ColoradoAmerican Watercolor Society’s 108th Annual, Ted Kautzky Award, New York, New York.

2008 Seattle Times, Feature, Feb 20
2007 Fine Art Connoisseur April
2002 Seasons Greeting From The White House, by Mary Evans Seeley, cover painting
1996 Southwest Art, December issue feature article
1992 A Nation’s Pride, Art In The White House, White House Historical Association
1985 Southwest Art, September issue cover article
1981 American Artist, Northwest Artists Eye Of The Raven
1979 American Artist, September issue

The 19th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour 2017 information:

  • Mother’s Day Weekend: May 12th, 13th 14th
  • Encore Weekend: May 20th & 21st
  • 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunnyshore Studio is Studio #5: 2803 S.E. Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA
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