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Release date: August 24

Wayland gallery to host Texas Watercolor Society show

Wayland Baptist University's Abraham Art Gallery will host the 52nd Annual Awards Exhibit of the Texas Watercolor Society from September 3-21. This is the university's seventh year to host the show.

The traveling exhibit features pieces by 80 artists chosen from the society's annual competition, which draws entries from all over the country. Some of the watercolors have been specifically honored by TWS. Henry Dixon of Kansas City, Mo. Won the Best of Show Award for his piece titled "River Market Eatery." Dan Burt of Kerrville, whose work was included in last year's show, returns with his piece titled "Spoleto-Scape II," which earned the Robert and Margaret Pace Willson Award.

Area artists chosen for the show include Betty Blevins and Carol Howell, both of Lubbock. Howell's piece titled "New Orleans Trumpet" received the Arches Paper Award. Blevins' work titled "Ruler of Steam and Steel" received an Honorable Mention & Travel award.

According to Dr. Candace Keller, associate professor of art at Wayland Baptist University and curator of the Abraham Gallery, the exhibit, "illustrates the breadth of the medium and shows extreme flexibility of media."

Subject matter in the artwork ranges from still lifes and landscapes to portraits and abstracts. Several of the pieces are available for purchase.

The Abraham Gallery is located in the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Learning Resources Center on the campus of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview. For hours or more information, call 291-3710.