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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

Andrew Wyeth.

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

cultural presentations.


May 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am
June 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm