The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 45th year, is presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. This annual exhibition has always been a delight for Colorado residents and visitors and CAE is pleased to begin its second year of hosting the show. Selected from more than 500 entries, this year’s national exhibit features seventy-five of the country’s top watermedia artists from 30 states.
Mary Ann Beckwith
CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, author, and teacher, Mary Ann Beckwith, will serve as the juror for the 45th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Ms. Beckwith served as an instructor of Art at Michigan Technological University from 1973 until 2012.
During her tenure she won the Distinguished Teaching Award and was inducted into the Academy of Teaching Excellence at MTU. She presently holds the title of Professor Emeritus. She is the author of Creative Watercolor: A Step-by-Step Guide and Showcase, and her work has been featured in many books and magazines, including a feature article in International Artist Magazine.
Mary Ann has been awarded signature membership in the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor Honor Society of Watercolor USA, the International Society of Experimental Artists, the Transparent Watercolor Society, and others. She has served as juror for many National and Regional societies and organizations: including the American Watercolor Society 150th Annual Exhibition; the National Watercolor Society; the International Society of Experimental Artists Society. She has judged State and regional Societies in California, Indiana, New Mexico, Florida, Hawaii, Wyoming, Louisiana, and many more.
During her tenure at MTU and while gaining national recognition, she has taught workshops that have been acclaimed and enjoyed by many in the U.S. and abroad, including Springmaid Watermedia Workshops, Kanuga Workshops, Art in the Mountains, California Watercolor Society, Cheap Joe’s Workshops, and workshops in Hawaii, Florida, Alabama, and elsewhere. She has been included in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in American Women, and has received several grants to support her passion for creating her paintings and collages.