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June 13, 2012 (San Diego) -- La Mesa resident Chuck McPherson took the First Place Award at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s June Member Show with his painting Trickle Down Effect.  The juror recognized Chuck’s painting for excellent design and how he captured the texture of the rounded rocks and depth in the stream. More of Chuck’s work can be seen at his website http://artthatsells.net.  Chuck will be demonstrating at the San Diego Fair June 23, 11-6; June 24, 11-6; July 3, 12-4 and July 4 from 12–4. 

The Second Place Award was earned by Denise Tverdoch with Sunlight and Succulents, Third Place went to Vi Gassman for her painting The Album, and Best of Miniatures was awarded to Shuang Li for Nature’s Source.
The exhibition, Running Clear, is San Diego Watercolor Society’s 9th collaboration with the City of San Diego’s Public Utilities Water Conservation Program. Also on display this month are the winner’s of the City of San Diego’s Water Conservation Poster Contest.  The winning posters from first through sixth graders from throughout San Diego won awards for their compelling messages and designs.
The show will continue at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s gallery through June 30th.  The 4,000 square foot gallery is located in Point Loma’s Liberty Station at 2825 Dewey Road.  The Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm and is free to the public.
San Diego Watercolor Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to expanding the appreciation of and involvement in watermedia painting through education, exhibition and promotion.  SDWS presents a new juried exhibition each month with an evening opening reception on the first Friday. Works on paper using watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein and tempera as well as mixed media are accepted. More information can be found on the website http://www.sdws.org

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