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Searching For Golden Nuggets

30×23 Acrylic on paper.

Christine Alfery has won Board of Robert Burridge Experimental Acrylic/Mixed Media Award in the 44th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies’ exhibit, held this year at the San Diego Watercolor Society in the May.

Acclaimed juror Kathleen Conover said of the work, “Golden Nuggets has a lot of different techniques – line, color, texture. It’s very fun and expressive.”

We are pleased to announce that Christine Alfery, a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, has been juried into the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) 44th Annual Exhibition to be held at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s (SDWS) gallery, San Diego, CA 2825 Dewey Road (Liberty Station). Christine’s painting entitled “Golden Nuggets” was one of 100 selected from among 952 entries from nine western watercolor societies by nationally-known juror Kathleen Conover. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run from May 1 through May 31, 2019 at the SDWS Gallery.

This annual exhibition is hosted by a different member society each year. This year the host is the San Diego Watercolor Society, now celebrating its 54th year in operation. WFWS has a combined membership of more than 6,000 western artists. WFWS was founded in 1974 to encourage and recognize artistic excellence through competitions and to encourage the visibility of watercolor as an artistic medium through these annual exhibitions.

Just finished this work. I started this work during the 2018 Northwoods Art Tour. I just finished it. For those of you who visited my studio, thank you by the way it was such a please talking with you all, this was the black and rusty color figure on watercolor paper that I had a sketch of and was trying to figure out how to make it work like the one I had done before and was posted on my computer screen in the studio. Yes, yes it is the same piece. If you came on late Sat afternoon or early Sunday morning you probably heard me say – I don’t like this piece, I don’t like the way it is going. I should just toss it. Will I didn’t toss it and just keep working on it. And came up with this finished piece. Somewhere along the way the figure got lost, then the original colors got also got covered and it became a very very different work. Ah the freedom of an artist. Yea.


The whole this is why I post this work with my blog post about difference.

Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

© Christine Alfery, Lac du Flambeau WI. Must obtain written permission for use.

Twirling

40×40 watercolor

“Twirling” was given a merchandise award at the Montana Watercolor Societies National Exhibition, 2018.

Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

© Christine Alfery, Lac du Flambeau WI. Must obtain written permission for use.

Old Growth

11×15 Acrylic on Paper

Old Growth, has been SELECTED to be included in the 2018 Society of Watercolor Artists Member’s Juried Exhibition.

Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

© Christine Alfery, Lac du Flambeau WI. Must obtain written permission for use.

What a Glorious Place/What a Glorious Feeling

29×6 Watercolor and Acrylic on Canvas

“What a Glorious Feeling” will be displayed in the Spring Members exhibition with the Wisconsin Watercolor Society.  The exhibition will be at the Richeson School of Art and Gallery in Kimberly, WI.  The exhibition will run from April 25th – June 8th, 2019.  Opening reception will be Friday May 3rd from 5:30-7:30.
Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

© Christine Alfery, Lac du Flambeau WI. Must obtain written permission for use.

The Sky Is Crying

Watercolor and Acrylic 24×24

Juror for Selection & Awards Soon Y. Warren, NWS, AWS, TWSA juror of the 10th annual International Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, has made his selections for the 2018 show. Your work “The Sky Is Crying,” was selected for inclusion into the exhibition. This exhibition is open only to Signature Level Members of U.S. Societies and Associations.

Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

© Christine Alfery, Lac du Flambeau WI. Must obtain written permission for use.

Ringmaster’s Coat

30×40 Watercolor and Acrylic on paper

Congratulations! We are very pleased to tell you that your work Ringmasters Coat – at the Circus was selected for inclusion in the 31st annual Northern National Art Competition. Our judge, Mark Steven Greenfield, said that it was a challenging process, but he was able to choose 92 works from the 409 images that were submitted. It will be another strong and varied show. We look forward to seeing the exhibit in the new gallery in the Northwoods Center at Nicolet College.

Best of Show. “Ringmaster’s Coat,” Watercolor and acrylic on paper. “The perspective in this painting is abstract and compelling. You can feel the hum and vibrancy of the circus, combined with a vibrant depiction of the ringmaster as he controls, or ties to control the chaos. Anne Katz, judge, MAL Annual Exhibition, is the executive director of Arts Wisconsin and is nationally-known arts advocate. Ringmasters Coat is currently on display at the Manitowish Waters Art Leagues annual exhibition. It will be on display until Sunday July 22, 2018. Gallery hours are from 9-6 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 9-2 on Sunday.


Ringmasters Coat will also be on display during the Northwoods Art Tour July 27-29, 2018 in Christine Alfery’s studio. Studio hours for the tour 10-5. The entire circus series to date will be on display during the tour.

Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

© Christine Alfery, Lac du Flambeau WI. Must obtain written permission for use.

Telling The Story

40×30 – Watercolor and Acrylic on 300# hot press Fabriano

“Telling The Story” was accepted into the 2018 National Juried Exhibition at the Mary E. Koch Center for The Arts (Wichita KS). It also received a purchase award.


“Telling The Story” was accepted into the Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery on line exhibition “Abstraction: Theoretical, Conceptual & Intellectual”


Juror’s Notes: Things I look for in artwork are the effective utilization of the Elements and Principles of Design, Technique, and a message that speaks to the viewer. The idea of a “message” transcends method, media, and technique. For each person this idea of a message is different but unilaterally there for all people viewing the image. It should continue to “talk” beyond the first viewing and cause one to want to continue viewing the image over and over.


“Telling The Story” was accepted into the National Juried Exhibition “Art Comes Alive.” Art Comes Alive is nationally recognized as “the Academy Awards for Artists.” There is no other event that celebrates the visual arts by awarding over $250,000 to artists in a variety of categories including purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts and monetary awards.


Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

© Christine Alfery, Lac du Flambeau WI. Must obtain written permission for use.

Playing Outside II

7.5×7.5 watercolor acrylic on paper

What an honor to receive the Award of Excellence from the Center for the Visual Arts – Wausau at their Annual National Juried Exhibition, Mid-West Seasons for my Playing Outside II.   The juror this year is Amy Cannestra, who has a BFA in Communication Design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design as well as a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

© Christine Alfery, Lac du Flambeau WI. Must obtain written permission for use.

And The Beat Goes On – At the Circus

30×40 Watermedia on Paper

“The Beat Goes On”  was accepted into the Texas Watercolor Societies 70th National Juried Exhibition.  The judge was Carol Carter.  Carol is an internationally renowned American artist whose work has been exhibited in six countries and published worldwide. The US Embassy sponsored a solo exhibition of her work at the Teatro del Centro de Arte, Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2003. 

“The Beat Goes On” was juried into the “Midwest Seasons” Exhibition at the Center For The Visual Arts in Wausau WI. The exhibit is January 4-March 9, 2019. The Opening Gallery Gala is Friday, January 18th from 5-7pm.

Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

© Christine Alfery, Lac du Flambeau WI. Must obtain written permission for use.