Watercolor society announces winners of juried exhibition at Cadbury

July 6, 2014

The Delaware Watercolor Society held the opening reception for its Juried Watercolor Exhibition June 16 at Cadbury at Lewes. This exhibition was open to both DWS members and nonmembers. Brenda Will Kidera, BWS, PVW, juror and awards judge, selected 22 paintings from those entered to be part of this exhibition. Each painting met the rigorous selection criteria established by DWS for all of its juried watercolor exhibitions.

Elizabeth Collard, DWS president, gave special recognition to Kidera and the skill she brought to the jurying and awards selection process. Collard said, “Kidera’s vast painting and teaching experience and her significant evaluation skills were evident as she reviewed each entry submitted for consideration in the exhibition.”

Upon completion of the selection process, Kidera chose the award-winning paintings. The award-winning artists are as follows: C. Mercedes Wells, first place for her entry, “Relax”; Kelly Sverduk, second place for “Sweet Corn, Zea Mays”; and Isabel Pizzolato, third place for “Gift of Spring."

Nonmonetary merit awards were given to Joan Fabbri for “Passages II: Covered Bridge, Elizabethton, Tenn.”; Dianne Shearon for “You are My Sunshine"; and Anne Crown-Cyr for “Loving the Lavender."  DWS congratulated the award winners and all the exhibition participants for being selected into this exhibition.

This is the second of five specially planned exhibitions celebrating DWS’s 10th anniversary from May 2014 to April 2015. The exhibition will be on view at Cadbury at Lewes until July 31.

The next DWS Juried Watercolor Exhibition will be held at Nassau Valley Vineyards from Sept. 2 through 30. For more information regarding DWS, and/or the upcoming juried exhibition in September, go to