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Arizona Aqueous XXVIII

Just returned from the opening of Arizona Aqueous at the Tubac Center of the Arts. There were 71 paintings entered from 15 states. Six awards were given and my painting Twigs II received Honorable Mention. Thank you to judge Judy Morris for honoring my picture with this award.IMG_1278

NWS Signature Status

I just received an email that I have been awarded Signature Status in the National Watercolor Society. I am beyond thrilled.

Entry Accepted in 2013 NWS Annual Open Exhibition

I just received an email that my Pachydermis III painting was accepted into the NWS 93rd Annual Open Exhibition. Eighty-four paintings were selected from 933 entries. Happy day!! Now I need to get it framed and on its way to CA by September 3rd. Time for a quick response!

NWS 2013 All Member Exhibit Opening

Rhino was awarded the Edgar Ewing $500 Award by juror Don Andrews, AWS NWS. What an honor and surreal experience to have my work hung in a gallery with work by artists I’ve read about in magazines. Crazy!

Rhino accepted into the NWS 2013 Member’s Show

I just received this email from the National Watercolor Society. My Rhino entry was accepted into their member’s show. What an honor!!

CO N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!! It is both an honor and a pleasure to inform you that your painting has been accepted by our juror of selection, Don Andrews for the forthcoming NWS 2013 Member Exhibition held at NWS headquarters in San Pedro, California. Your painting has been chosen from a huge response to our call to artists to send in their very best work. This means that your work is among the most prestigious in the country! We share your excitement and look forward to meeting you and admiring your painting first hand.



Pachydermis Receives Honorable Mention in The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

The Painting Category received the largest amount of entries for the 3rd Annual Nature Art Competition. The painting category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. The painting category also comprises the following media; acrylics, digital, oil, pastels, watercolor, drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface. To view the exhibition go to                                                              DSCF0050

Hon. Mention – Sherry Matlack – “Pachydermis” –



Having fun painting this one. Lots of new things to depict with an under-the-water view.


Pachydermis won the weekly Daniel Smith Art Contest. The picture will now be entered in the monthly contest. Thanks to all who voted for it.

Revision and Central Park South


Time for a website revision. Additionally I’m having lots of fun on my latest work, Central Park South. Sad horses stand, parked on this street and work daily to haul tourist through Central Park. I personally think the tourists should walk and enjoy the park while getting some exercise. I have yet to walk by those horses and feel any of them are glad to be there….