FOOTHILLS ART CENTER HOSTS Colorado Watercolor Society State Watercolor Exhibition

GOLDEN, COLORADO -- Join Foothills Art Center to celebrate the 26th Annual Colorado Watercolor Society (CWS) State Watercolor Exhibition, an annual juried exhibition from watermedia artists from Colorado. CWS kicks off with a member-only preview on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The exhibit opens to the public on April 21st and will be on view through June 25th.

Colorado Watercolor Society 2017 State Exhibition is generously sponsored by John Puma, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.  “It’s a great honor to sponsor the Colorado Watercolor Society exhibit here at Foothills Art Center.   At Foothills Art Center we love to give the local Golden and greater Colorado artist a place to showcase their works.  I look forward to working on this and future exhibits here at Foothills as we strive to continuously enrich our community through the arts.”

CWS has grown over the decades and now counts over four hundred members. Their membership represents a wide range of experience levels, from beginners to experts, from amateurs and hobbyists to seasoned professionals, including nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Painting styles, subject matter and media are equally varied, encompassing traditional, representational transparent watercolor, more contemporary, experimental and abstract watercolor.

The 2017 juror, nationally known artist, Vladislav Yeliseyev, is known for his stunning architectural eye in his watercolor paintings. His unique ability to reflect transparency of natural light in his painting and to accentuate the artistic qualities of the subject as juxtaposed in the natural environment.  Yeliseyey reviewed over 275 entries selecting works that range from intricate realism to engaging abstraction in a variety of media that all will enjoy.

Visit to learn how to become a Foothills member and to find more information upcoming exhibits and programs.

Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence with engaging exhibitions and dynamic arts programming for learners of all ages.

Foothills Art Center was founded in 1968 and is an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings. The center is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church, an 1892 Queen Anne style manse and a Victorian-era mansion built in 1899 – all surrounded by a sculpture garden at 809 15th Street in downtown Golden, Colorado.

Gallery hours are Monday – Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. To learn more visit, or call us at 303-279-3922.

Contact – Hassan Najjar, Executive Director 303.279.3922,

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