Galleria Versace receives Margaret Martin Memorial Award American Watercolor Society 149th Annual International Exhibition

Galleria Versace receives Margaret Martin Memorial Award

American Watercolor Society 149th Annual International Exhibition

I’m thrilled—as well as humbled--to learn (just last night) that my painting, “Galleria Versace” has been awarded the MARGARET MARTIN MEMORIAL AWARD in the American Watercolor Society 149th Annual International Exhibition. (April 4 - April 23, 2016, Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York)

A SPECIAL word of gratitude to the Jury of Awards: Dean Mitchell, Carole D. Barnes & Burton Silverman.

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Splash 16
Splash 16

Splash 16

Fun (and exciting) thing that happened to Sean and I recently was the release of Splash 16 which we both have paintings included. The editors said they've had a husband and wife team get accepted in the same edition...but this was the first time for a father & son.

And I like the last part of the caption printed by Sean's painting (he wrote it)... "......... My eye has always been drawn to reflections, an interest I developed from my father, David Stickel, also featured in this book (see page 66). He is known as the Artist of Reflection. I have a fantastic teacher."

David: "Window Watching"

Sean: "Reflections of the Hood"

Link: Splash 16

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Magazine feature: Watercolor Artist, August 2014

Magazine feature: Watercolor Artist, August 2014

Proud to be included... take a peek inside:

Link: Download the issue here:

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Work featured in "The Art of Watercolor" WATERCOLOUR NO. 14 /MARCH-MAY 2014

Work featured in "The Art of Watercolor"

WATERCOLOUR NO. 14 /MARCH-MAY 2014

I received an international magazine in the mail, "The Art of Watercolor" (printed in English and French) of which I'm one of the featured artists. (I have a copy of the Contents page at the download link.)

"Colour and light are at the heart of our new spring issue: artists Susan Harrison-Tustain and Janine Gallizia share their best-kept secrets to enhance and create harmony in your paintings. City landscapes, whether it be Venice, New York or London, are also the focus of painters Kazuo Kasai, Sandra Walker and David Stickel, whose work more particularly dwells on the rendering of window reflections. Plus Stephen Scott Young's watercolour and etching portraits, Mark Mehaffey's both abstract and figurative works, and Rose Edin's trip to Egypt."

CONTENTS:

• 1st edition of the World Watercolour Competition: what’s in store.

• International news: Watercolour events from all over the world.

• Societies around the world: Couleurs d’ailleurs, France.

• Readers’ letters: our answers to your questions!

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David Included in Splash 14: Light and Color

David Included in Splash 14: Light and Color

Once again, I'm on the ''Splash'' Winners List!

"More than 120 paintings by more than 100 artists selected from thousands of watercolor and water-media painters across the world invited to submit work for consideration."

Link: Order Splash 14

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Sean wins First Place for "Freedom Rider" Dad is understandably proud.

Sean wins First Place for "Freedom Rider"

Dad is understandably proud.

"The Congressional Arts Competition, which gives young artists the chance to represent their congressional districts, celebrated its 32nd year this month. North Carolina’s Forth District Representative David Price — who represents Chapel Hill — saw a record 62 students submit work.

Sean Stickel, a homeschooled student from Chapel Hill, won first place with his artwork, “The Freedom Rider.” With this honor, Stickel won a scholarship to a summer arts program and his winning artwork will be displayed in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Stickel’s piece is a watercolor painting of a motorcycle engine with reflections of red, white and blue stars and stripes."

Link: Daily Tar Heel

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Watercolor Society of NC First Place Winner!

Watercolor Society of NC First Place Winner!

I was fortunate and blessed to win 1st place at last month's Watercolor Society of NC annual exhibition.

You can download the Society's Newsletter below.

Link: Watercolor Society of NC Web Site

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