Artist Alan Shuptrine, member of the Tennessee and Southern Watercolor Societies, was accepted into Southern Watercolor Societies 35th Annual Juried Exhibition for his painting, Twisted, Dusk.
As a member, Mr. Shuptrine has exhibited in many SWS Annual Exhibitions, held annually in various places across the south. Along with being selected for the exhibition, his painting Twisted Dusk was awarded Colart Americas (Winsor and Newton) Award. Founded in 1975, the SWS is a non-profit corporation formed to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolor as an important creative permanent painting medium. The corporation is dedicated to the highest aesthetic standards.
Shuptrine’s award winning plein air artist, Brett Weaver, just returned from the Cashiers Plein Air Paint Out Festival in Cashiers, NC. The paint out attracts award winning artists from all over the country, and is a weeklong event that includes workshops, quick paints, plein air on site painting, and a juried judging of artwork at the end of the week. Brett Weaver was awarded first place in the Cashiers Paint Out, and a monetary prize.
Oil painter Hunter Eddy had an eight page editorial write up in the current issue (August/September 2012) of International Artist Magazine. Mr. Eddy has gained international acclaim for his innovative painting style, and his romantic, realistic portraits. The article documents how he achieves his end results by going through a series of steps, and the importance of light, and value relationships. One of the featured paintings in the article, Issues, also won best of show at the RayMar Art 6th Annual Fine Art Competition.