The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery is pleased to host Watercolor Ohio 2022, the 45th Annual Juried Exhibition produced by the Ohio Watercolor Society. As an exhibition space that exists to celebrate and highlight the vast talents of Ohio's professional artists, this show does just that. The ubiquitous nature of watercolor lends itself to myriad expressions, and this year's selections greet viewers with an array of talents highlighting the depth, variety, and quality of Ohio's watercolorists. Visitors can look forward to a diverse collection, from realistic portraits built up with countless translucent layers of paint, to dynamic abstracts leveraging nearly pure saturated color. Viewers can enjoy the telltale history of the artists' marks - and perhaps, imagine their own hand in the making. From impressively captured gestural swaths of color, to highly rendered strokes in each motion, these artists opened the ever-so-important door of keen observation and self-expression. Congratulations to all artists selected for this year's exhibition.
Featured Artists: Bess Alexander, Judy Anderson, Micki Ansberry, Donna Bargar, Shirlee Bauer, Gary Brooks, Kevin Buckland, Michael Cantelmo, Martin Chappuies, Nancy Clelland, Sandra Dennison, Rachel Derr, Thomas Derr, Julie Disiena, Jeanette Ferguson, Kathryn George, Frederick Graff, Mel Grunau, Barbara Hahn, Yuki Hall, Millie Hawkins, Sally Heston, Linda Hutchinson, Patricia Ingram, Karen Jennings, Gary Johnston, Ed Kitchen, Chris Krupinski, Kathleen Kuhn, Phyllis Lawicki, Ted Lawson, Christopher Leeper, Raymond Lillback, Susan Lyden, Fran Mangino, Bob Maurer, Thomas Mayer, Mike McEnroe, Trish McKinney, Christine Misenncik-Bunn, Rick Mock, Jack Mulhollen, Bruce Neville, Lori Perry, Lynne Rosati, Charles Rowland, Joan Satow, John Schlabaugh, Thomas Schroeder, Thomas Sorrell, Jennnifer Sowders, Jeff Stahler, Carol Stevens, Sharon Stolzenberger, Jeff Suntala, Richard Surowicz, Barrett Taylor, Tom Tindira, Deborah Ward, Dennis Zimmerman.