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Rocky Mountain National Watermedia 2021

September 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia 2021:  September 24-October 30, 2021
In memory of Dr. David Schnarch
Juror: Steve Griggs

The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 48th year, is presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country. This show traditionally offers a significant amount of cash awards. For 2021, we are pleased to announce that the Best in Show Award (Dr. David Schnarch Memorial Award) will be in the amount of $2,500. The 2021 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Dr. Ruth Morehouse in memory of Dr. David Schnarch, LIV/Sotheby’s International Realty, Farmers Insurance, Alexa Interiors, Mountain Home.




Friday, September 24, 2021
4-7 pm. Awards will be given out live at 6 pm (in-person in the gallery and broadcast on Zoom)
Join us at Center for the Arts Evergreen for light snacks, drinks (wine and beer available with a cash donation), and an evening of beautiful art. Steve Griggs will be at Center for the Arts Evergreen to hand out awards and provide his thoughts about some of the award-winning paintings.

ZOOM: Awards will be broadcast on Zoom at 6 pm (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634722697)




CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, Steve Griggs, will serve as the juror for the 48th Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. He currently has signature membership with the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society and the Colorado Watercolor Society. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, American Impressionists Society, and the Michigan Watercolor Society. Steve frequently displays and sells work in local, state, regional, and national exhibitions and galleries. He has consistently won awards in national and regional exhibits since 2006, and he has collectors all over the world. His work has been featured in publications such as Southwest ArtWatercolor Artist, and The Artist magazines. Steve is a sought-after workshop and demonstration instructor with students from around the globe.


Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16
9 am – 4 pm
$265/ CAE members or $290/non-members
This workshop will take place in-person at Center for the Arts Evergreen AND on Zoom simultaneously. You can participate in either format!
Students will have a 30-60 minute break for lunch.

In this master workshop, you have the chance to spend two days learning from RMNW’s 2021 Juror and acclaimed-painter, Steve Griggs. You’ll learn how to create loose, moving, and evocative watercolor paintings with free and generous brush strokes. During this workshop, beginner to advanced level painters are invited to try out a variety of watercolor painting strategies and techniques to create loose, intuitive, free, and spontaneous effects. You will learn about color mixing, glazes, composition, drying time, thickness, and lost and found edges, while painting short, warm-up sketches as well as finished landscape, cityscape, and/or waterscape paintings.

Workshop sessions start with a demonstration painting, followed by a short instruction session, and then time for participants to work on their own paintings with individual attention and feedback. At the end of the painting session the group will gather for positive  and encouraging critique, typically filled with laughter and fun. After a lunch break, the afternoon sessions follow the same format. This style of painting will move participants out of their comfort zone. There is sure to be a lot of laughter and camaraderie as participants encourage one another’s efforts and discover the beauty that emerges as they develop their own loose painting voice.




Christine Alfery:  Blue Bouquet

Gloria Miller Allen:  Steampunk Exhibit

Jean Apgar:  Bee Working

Jan Archuleta:  Datura

Kate Aubrey:  What It Takes

Nancy Barch:  The Women

Miles Batt II:  12 Straight

Judi Betts:  Garden Bliss

Matthew Bird:  Blood Orange and Blue

Linda Blalock:  Ristra

Ginger Bowen:  Cole

Cindy Brabec-King:  Salmon Berry Special

Elaine Daily-Birnbaum:  A Safety Net

Ratindra Das:  Superior Derelicts 2

Gail Delger:  Mother Earth

Pat Dews:  Tulip and Friends

Jacqueline Dorsey:  Unraveled

Roberta Dyer:  Cogitating

Tom Francesconi:  Along the Olympic Coast

Jane Fritz:  Terraces of Travertine

Antoaneta Georgieva:  Seaside Idyll Red and Blue

Jean K. Gill:  Cocoknots

Xi Guo:  Vine on Gate

Pamela Gilmore Hake:  Coming Together

Randy Hale:  Van Gogh’s Plaza – Arle

Diane E. Halley:  Michael and Gabriel

John Hancock:  Autumn’s Wane

Larry Haught:  Living On The Edge

Lori Hess:  Lotus

Anne Hightower-Patterson:  Contemplation

Michael Holter:  Ode to Oxide

Olga Ivanov:  The Legend of the White Buffalo

Betty Jameson:  Canyon

Cathy Jones:  Comin’ Down Kebler

Brian T. Keller:  Just Before Winter Sets In

Karen Knutson:  Quirky Friends

Lynne Kroll:  Letters From the Edge

Chris Krupinski, AWS-DF, NWS:  Cuppa Lemon

Carolyn Latanision:  Riveting, Bethlehem Steel

Dongfeng Li:  A Touch of Mist on the Tibetan Plateau

Stacy Lund Levy:  The Shops

Robin Lee Makowski:  Dragon Fire

Susan Marion:  Chiapaneca Dress

Georgia Mason:  Wild Garden Iris

Trish McKinney:  When In Rome

Margueritte Meier:  Resilience

Steve Morris:  Milk & Eggs

Emily Olson:  Possum Kingdom Wildflower

Linda Renaud:  Taking the Plunge

Megan Ripke:  Pansies

Nancy Stark:  A Classy Ride

Jane Stoddard:  Illumination II

Jac Tilton:  Kincaid Elevator #2

Paul Valdez:  Abstract Aspens

Liz Walker:  Dispossessed #1

Soon Warren:  Ready to Fly

Lorraine Watry:  Rush Hour

Kathryn Wedge:  City of Cedarburg II

Jean Weiner:  Locked In

Cindy Welch:  Lilies in Crystal

Dianne Widom:  Primitive

Jenny Wilson:  Crown Hill

Anita Winter:  Contemplation

Bonnie Jo Woods:  Bench Buddy

Barbara Yoerg:  The Drift



September 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am
October 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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Center for the Arts Evergreen
31880 Rocky Village Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439 United States
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Center for the Arts Evergreen