Advancing Watermedia in South Carolina
46th Annual National Exhibition Award Winners
The 2023 National Exhibition brought in 122 entries from 89 artists, and 64 paintings were selected to hang at the Pickens Art and History Museum. Selecting 13 monetary award-winners and inviting 13 works to the Travel Exhibition Program, Juror JJ Jiang recognized artists Xiao Xing Hu (first), MC Churchill-Nash (second), and Lee Monts (third) especially. We encourage viewers to explore our complete show gallery and LookBook, which includes Jiang’s commentary on the show as a whole and the individual award winning pieces. First Place was awarded to Xiao Xing Hu for “Weekend Fair,” pictured above.
SCWS Recognizes Newest Signature Members
Congratulations to our most recent class of Signature Status Members
John E. James
Artists Accepted to The National Exhibition
The SCWS Board sincerely congratulates all artists accepted to the 2023 National Exhibition. Artists are listed below in alphabetical order by last name.
Suzanne Accetta, Teresa Anderson, Gina Noelle Ash, Judy Avrett, Katherine Bates, Alston Beckman, Jefferson Boozer, Anne Bradham, Sharron Burns, Ingrid Carson, Kathy Caudill, M.C. Churchill-Nash, K. Dale Cochran, Rosie Coleman, Walter Costilow, Patty Cunningham, Zarina Docken, Jennifer Edwards, Toni Elkins, Lynda English, Carolyn Epperly, Renea Eshleman, Donna Gore, Lynn Greer, Lyssa Harvey, Mary Lou Hightower, Anne Hightower-Patterson, Catherine Hillis, Xiao Xing Hu, Alice Jackson, John James, Russell Jewell, Kie Johnson, Steven Jordan, Maura Kenny, Carole Knudson-Tinsley, Pat Konicki, Madeline Kozlowski, Christopher Lane, Alexis Lavine, Stacy Lund Levy, Ron Malone, Constance Manley, Rebecca McDuffie, Audrey Montgomery, Lee Monts, Kathryn Morganelli, Al Morris, Candace Naumowicz Zacher, Wesa Neely, Daryl Nicholson, Trish Poupard, Elizabeth Purcell, Nancy Seay, Rosemary Segreti, Constance Spencer, Lizabeth Thompson, Genia Tyson, Junco Uras, Viviane Van Giesen, Rachel Varner, Christine Walker, Gail Watson, Kathryn Wedge, and Lori Wilson
Spring Digital Show Award Winners
70 artists submitted 108 works to this year’s Spring Digital Show with Juror Christopher Leeper recognizing artists Anne Hightower Patterson, Maura Kenny, Susan Trott, and Suzanne Accetta especially. We encourage viewers to explore our complete show gallery, which includes Leeper’s commentary on the show as a whole and the individual award winning pieces.
First Place – Spring Snaps by Anne Hightower Patterson
Second Place – Heart Throb by Maura Kenny
Third Place – The Gin House by Susan Trott
Honorable Mention – Glistening Octopuses by Suzanne Accetta
Spring Digital Accepted Artists
The SCWS is proud to congratulate the following artists on their acceptance to the 2023 Spring Digital Show:
Suzanne Accetta, Christine Alfery, Victoria Alger, Teresa Anderson, Mary Angers, Gina Noelle Ash, Katherine Bates, Helen Beacham, Jefferson Boozer, Sharron Burns, Rebecca Carruth, Kathy Caudill, Marc Chicoine, Rosie Coleman, Walter Costilow, Dorothy Cromartie, Gail Cunningham, Patty Cunningham, Suzy Czerwinski, Anne DuMont, jennifer edwards, Lynda English, Carolyn Epperly, Renea Eshleman, Lisa Franklin, Denise Greer, John Hancock, Lyssa Harvey, Karyn Healey, Anne Hightower-Patterson, Catherine Hillis, Susan Hopps, Alice Jackson, John James, Judy Jarrett, Russell Jewell, Renee Kahn, Maura Kenny, Kathy Kitz, Pat Konicki, Amy Kuenzie, Ron Malone, Constance Manley, Rebecca Masters, Rebecca McDuffie, Diane Mitchell, Lee Monts. Kathryn Morganelli, Al Morris, MC Nash, candace naumowicz zacher, Wesa Neely, Daryl Nicholson, Philip Palma, Elizabeth Purcell, Marcia Pyner, Sharon Reinckens, Adelia Ruth, Nancy Seay, Rosemary Segreti, Annie Skakun, Alan Smith, Constance Spencer, Gregory Supple, Barbara Terry, Susan Trott, Rachel Varner, Christine Walker, Beth Woodall, and Juanita Yancey
On-Going and Upcoming Events
- The 46th Annual National Exhibition opened in Pickens, SC on August 5 and will be viewable until October 6.
- Membership renewal for 2024 will open in November of 2023.
- The 2024 Spring Digital Show will open for calls in January 2024 with Alexis Lavine serving as juror.
- The 2024 National Exhibition will be held in Myrtle Beach in October 2024 with Ken Call serving as juror.
Since 1977, the South Carolina Watermedia Society has been promoting the artistic and professional interests of its members as well as providing visual arts programs to the public. The Society works towards achieving its goals by making the accomplishments of its members available to a broad base of South Carolinians.
SCWS, the largest statewide visual arts group, is an active presenting organization. We nurture and promote South Carolina artists by providing exhibition opportunities, special programs to market original works, and educational programs. In addition, our goals include public outreach and participation in the arts community.