American Watercolor Society show coming back to Tullahoma Fine Arts Center

Yellow Awning by John Salminen is a American Watercolor Society Medal of Honor winner and part of the 153rd Traveling Exhibition that will be on display at the Tullahoma Art Center. (Art Provided)

TULLAHOMA — It’s a historic, prestigious watercolor show and the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center will be one of six museums and art centers to host it.

On Saturday, February 6 the 153rd American Watercolor Society (AWS) Traveling Exhibit will open just 17 miles down the road at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center. The Center will be one of just six museums and galleries across the United States to host the exhibition.

Established in 1866, the American Watercolor Society exists as one of the oldest and most sought after memberships in the painting world. It’s rolls have included everyone from American realist painter Andrew Wyeth to Nighthawks painter Edward Hopper.

Jurors whittled down over 1,100 painting from artist throughout the U.S. and 32 foreign country to arrive at the 143 piece exhibition. From those, 40 paintings were chosen for the traveling exhibition. In addition to its Tullahoma stop the exhibition will visit New York, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Alabama, and Virginia.

The show will continue through Saturday, February 27 and tickets may be purchased online by clicking here. On opening reception will be held on February 6 from 12-3 p.m. The TFAC is located at 401 South Jackson Street. For more information about the local arts center, visit their Facebook page or website. •

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