2018 NEWS Annual Members Exhibition at SUNY Orange  

Orange Hall at 24 Grandview Ave, Middletown, NY

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8 am to 9 pm and Fri 8 am to 6 pm

Feb 5 to March 20, 2018


bulletFeb 3 - Receiving (Noon to 2) and Hanging of show
bulletMar 3 - Reception, 1 to 4:15 with demonstration by Award Juror Judith Hummer at 2:30
bulletMar 21 - Removal of paintings, 11 to 2

Judith Hummer, NEWS - Awards juror and demonstrator     

Judith​ ​Hummer, NEWS

A​ ​lifelong​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​art​ ​and​ ​early​ ​introduction​ ​to​ ​watercolor​ ​have​ ​influenced​ ​Judith’s artistic​ ​path.​ ​Judith​ ​pushes​ ​the​ ​limits​ ​of​ ​traditional​ ​watercolor​ ​techniques​ ​to​ ​achieve​ ​very creative​ ​and​ ​unusual​ ​effects.​ ​​ ​She​ ​loves​ ​trying​ ​out​ ​new​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​enjoys​ ​discovering​ ​how various​ ​everyday​ ​objects​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​create​ ​exciting​ ​textures​ ​and​ ​passages​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to achieve​ ​a​ ​desired​ ​result.​ ​​ ​​ ​Many​ ​times,​ ​an​ ​abstract​ ​base​ ​will​ ​be​ ​studied​ ​and​ ​analyzed​ ​eventually revealing​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​that​ ​was​ ​hidden​ ​there​ ​all​ ​along.
Judith​ ​has​ ​been​ ​the​ ​recipient​ ​of​ ​numerous​ ​awards​ ​from​ ​various​ ​international​ ​and regional​ ​juried​ ​exhibitions.​ ​​ ​She​ ​holds​ ​signature​ ​status​ ​in​ ​Pennsylvania​ ​Watercolor​ ​Society, Northeast​ ​Watercolor​ ​Society,​ ​Garden​ ​State​ ​Watercolor​ ​Society​ ​and​ ​is​ ​an​ ​elected member​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Jersey​ ​Watercolor​ ​Society.
Judith​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​teaching​ ​watercolor​ ​and​ ​sharing​ ​her​ ​passion​ ​in​ ​Bridgewater,​ ​NJ

For​ ​more​ ​info,​ ​please​ ​visit​ ​her​ ​website​ ​or​ ​contact​ ​her​ ​at:


Email:​ ​​jhummermom@aol.com


Don't Go In There

Shadow Play

Empty Nester Fish Tale

 Below are the 2018 Member Show Award Winners, chosen by awards juror Judith Hummer, NEWS

Best in Show - E. Jane Stoddard - "Tide Is In"

Elaine M. Garvin Excellence Award - Linda Barboni - "Bashakill Sky"

Excellence Award - Lana Privitera - "The Treat"

Excellence Award - Tom Hedderich - "Savannah Gator"

Excellence Award - Alexis Lavine - "Orbiting"


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Excellence Award -  Rose Scaglione - "Anthony"

Excellence Award - Ellen Trayer - "Wild"

Honorable Mention - Teresa Cromwell - "Night Fruit Seller"

Honorable Mention - Mary Ann Heinzen - "Glacial Melt, Mt. Cook"

Honorable Mention - Rich Van Tieghem - "Sky Farm"

41st International Show at the Kent Art Association Gallery Oct 15-28, 2017

Mel Stabin, AWS...Awards Juror           See Awardwinners Galleries


42nd International Show at the Kent Art Association Gallery Oct 14 - 27, 2018

Joel Popadics, AWS... Awards Juror



July 24 - entry due date


Aug 14 - Notification of jury


Oct 8 - Shipped paintings due


Oct 11 - Hand Delivered paintings and Hanging of show (Delivery 10 - 2)


Oct 14 - Reception and Awards (2 - 4)


Oct 28 - Luncheon and Takedown of show, last view (10 - Noon), Luncheon (Noon-2), Removal (2-4)

Workshop 2018

Joel Popadics, AWS

at the Seligmann Gallery, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY 

Oct 9,10,11 - 9:30 to 4:00

Download Registration form here           

Joel Popadics is noted for his traditional approach to watercolor, in particular, his use of green, which has been passed down to him by a teacher who studied with the highly regarded American Impressionist painter and instructor Frank Vincent DuMond (1865 - 1951). He has adapted DuMond's principles and unique palette to his methods in watercolor, particularly DuMond's use of landscape green. Green is notoriously troublesome for many artists, but his approach makes it easy to understand and enables artists of all levels to mix convincing colors for their landscapes. In this workshop he will demonstrate how to achieve “a feeling of light and atmosphere” in a landscape. Techniques for creating clouds and skies will be explored, as well as how to handle all aspects of the landscape.

For over 30 years Joel has taught watercolor and drawing at the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, NJ. He has taught workshops throughout the United States including Lake Tahoe, CA; Central Park, NYC; Rockport, MA; Acadia National Park; and Sandy Hook National Park, NJ among others. For the past five summers he has been an "Artist-in Residence" at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT where he has conducted a weeklong Plein Air workshop. He’s also taught at Parsons School of Design and The King's College in New York City

Joel is the Vice-President of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and a Past-President of the New Jersey Water Color Society. He’s been featured many times in American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, Watercolor Artist, and Watercolor Magic Magazines.

Joel Popadics received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and has been a professional artist during his entire career. He is represented in some of the finest galleries in the Northeast and his watercolors are in exclusive private and public collections. Visit www.watercolorpop.com for more information.






Note: The Seligmann Homestead is the home office of the Orange County Citizen's Foundation, www.occitizensfoundation.org

and the Orange County Arts Council, www.ocartscouncil.org  Check out their websites for more art activities.




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