The Forager was accepted to the 61st exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing contemporary American watermedia painting. The juror was Kevin Umaña, co-founder of The Ekru Project, a Kansas City-based artist-run gallery focused on contemporary, emerging, and historically excluded artists.
Watercolor USA 2022
June 4, 2022 – August 28, 2022
At the Weisel and Kelly Galleries
1111 E Brookside Dr, Springfield, MO 65807
Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Monday: Closed Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed City and National Holidays
See the Making of this Painting
Here’s the page where I recorded my process of painting this black bear. https://whttps://www.wildozark.com/the-forager-painting/
All of the pigments are locally foraged by me here at Wild Ozark and the surrounding area. I used 12 x 16″ Arches hot press paper mounted onto board. It is varnished and framed in barnwood without glass. The varnish offers UV and environmental protection.
The painting is sold, but will remain on exhibit until August 28.
Madison Woods is a self-taught artist who moved to the Ozarks from south Louisiana in 2005. In 2018 she began experimenting with watercolor painting, using her local pigments. She calls them Paleo Paints. In 2023 she began her journey into the world of oil painting with those same pigments. Her paintings of the Ozark-inspired scenes feature exclusively the lightfast pigments foraged from Madison county, Arkansas. Her inspiration is nature – the beauty, and the inherent cycle of life and death, destruction and regeneration. Wild Ozark is also the only licensed ginseng nursery in Arkansas. Here’s the link for more information on the nursery end of life out here.
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6 thoughts on “New Acceptance | Watercolor USA 2022”
Thanks! I’ve tried to get into this show for the past few years but never made it. Glad to finally get accepted 🙂
Congratulations, Madison! Wonderful news.
Thanks, Janet! This show was on my bucket list so I’m pretty pleased 🙂
And well you should be! I’m so happy for you every time I read about one of these acceptances.
😀 😀 <3