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Transparent Watercolor Paintings of the Watercolor Society of Oregon

Near Carlton, watercolor painting by Lane Hall

Near Carlton, watercolor painting by Lane Hall

October 4 – November 14, 2014

Watercolor Society of Oregon Public Reception: October 4th , 4:00 – 6:00pm

Rogue Gallery & Art Center Public Reception: October 17th , 5:00 – 8:00pm


By the Light of the Moon, watercolor painting by Betty Barss

By the Light of the Moon, by Betty Barss

The Rogue Gallery will display in the Main Gallery 80 transparent watercolor paintings selected from the fall 2014 convention of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. The Watercolor Society of Oregon was established in 1966 with the mission “to further the interest of transparent watercolor painting and to encourage a wider experience, enjoyment, and education to the painter and the viewing public.” This exhibit reflects the artistic diversity of the society’s talented members.

Southern Oregon artists represented in the exhibit include Linda Boutacoff, Betty Barrs, Lane Hall, Linda Hagen, Marilyn Hurst, Cecilia Pestlin, Peggy Stermer Cox, and Eve Withrow. “The expertise of the artists using the medium of transparent watercolor is impressive. The range of style and expression is inspiring,” says Rogue Gallery Executive Director Kim Hearon.



Rio Del Oro, by Linda Boutacoff

Rio Del Oro, by Linda Boutacoff

The Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) is a statewide organization and consists of almost 1000 members. WSO’s primary goals are giving members the chance to display their work, and provide education opportunities. The WSO features semi-annual shows, which are juried by nationally recognized artists. Over 320 works were submitted for this exhibit, 80 paintings were chosen. Of these, 20 works have been selected by to travel throughout the state for six months. The Watercolor Society’s fall convention is being held in downtown Medford from October 3 through October 5th. Many of the activities are hosted at the Inn at the Commons and the Rogue Gallery & Art Center.

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit

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