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Ambleside Gallery to host Traveling Exhibition of the 150th Annual International Exhibition of the American
Watercolor Society (AWS).
Opening Reception: Friday, May 12 th from 6:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibition dates: May 12 th – July 15 th
The American Watercolor Society, based in New York City, is one of the oldest and most prestigious art
societies in the world. Indeed, election to the Society as a Signature Member is one of the most sought-
after honors in the painting world. AWS Membership comprises many of the greatest names in painting
throughout the Society's history and includes (to name drop a few) the American impressionist Childe
Hassam, regionalists Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, plus virtually every member of the
important “California School” of watercolorists, and everyone in between, up to and including the late
AWS's annual Exhibition is one of the world’s most revered watercolor exhibits. More than
1,200 artists from throughout the United States and 27 foreign countries submit their work to a panel of
jurors chosen from Signature Members of the AWS. Of these submissions, 150 paintings are selected
for the exhibition. Forty paintings from the show are selected for the Traveling Exhibition, which tours
museums and galleries across the country during the next year.
Ambleside Gallery is honored to have been selected to be one out of only four venues in the country to
host this year’s Traveling Exhibition.
Established in Manchester, England in 1982, Ambleside Gallery has resided in downtown Greensboro for
thirteen years. Representing painters and sculptors of extraordinary talent from throughout North
America, the UK and Asia, the gallery has hosted hundreds of exhibitions, musical events and a variety of