Delaware Watercolor Society announces winners of expo

The Delaware Watercolor Society held the Opening Reception for its Juried Watercolor Exhibition on June 16, at Cadbury at Lewes. The exhibition was open to both DWS members and non-members.

Brenda Will Kidera, juror and awards judge, selected 22 paintings from those entered to be part of the juried watercolor exhibition. Each painting met the 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.

“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,” Collard said.

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

Non- monetary Merit Awards were given to Joan Fabbri for “Passages II: Covered Bridge, Elizabethton, TN,” Dianne Shearon for “You are My Sunshine” and Anne Crown-Cyr for “Loving the Lavender.”

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 Sept. 2-30. For more information regarding DWS or the upcoming juried exhibition in September, visit the website at