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Contact:  Chanda Temple, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library                   
Phone: (205) 444-9279 (cell)
E-mail: ctemple@bham.lib.al.us

Sixty Works to be Featured in the Watercolor Society of Alabama’s Annual Showcase at the Birmingham Public Library, September 21–October 31
 
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ­– (Sept. 15, 2014) – Nearly 60 aqua media works from across the state will be on display Sept. 21 – Oct. 31 during the 2014 Watercolor Society of Alabama Annual Members' Showcase at the Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place. The free exhibit will be in the library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.
An award ceremony and opening reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the gallery.  The event is free and open to the public.

E. Gordon West of San Antonio, Texas is the selection juror. West has received numerous awards in national exhibitions and has works in the permanent collections of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas A&M University and the University of Louisville. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville and studied at the Chicago Art Institute.
 
Steve Rogers of Ormond Beach, Fla. is the awards juror. His artwork has won international awards. He was the Purchase Award Winner of the 2006 National Watercolor Society “Best of Show”. His paintings have won four awards in the American Watercolor Society Annual International Exhibitions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill.
 
Rogers will host a watercolor workshop at Forstall Art Center, 402 Palisades Blvd. in Homewood, Sept. 18-20. The daily sessions will be 9:30 am to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. There is a workshop fee.  

To register for the workshop or for more information on the class, contact Charlotte McDavid, chair of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, at charsart@bellsouth.net.
For information about the library exhibit, call 226-3670 or send emails to hm@bham.lib.al.us.
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