Local art work part of state exhibit, competition

Published 1:20 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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Ann Davis and Marietta Smith have been accepted into the Watercolor Society of North Carolina 2023 Annual Juried Exhibition.

Juror Kathleen Conover will announce the winner of this statewide competition Nov. 5 during the WSNC’s annual meeting at Durham Arts Council in Durham.

Both pieces will be on display at Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St,from Nov. 5-Jan. 5.

Ann Davis’s art is titled “Harker’s Island.”

Marietta Smith’s is “Creekside with Rhododendron.”

Davis resides in Mocksville. She began watercolor painting after her retirement and is a member of the Watercolor Society of N.C. Her enthusiasm for flourished after attending Dan Marshall’s Watercolor Atelier Program.

“I would like to thank the N.C.  Arts Council for selecting me as one of the grant recipients for 2022-2023,” she said.

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County, and ArtsGreensboro. The funding provided tuition for The Watercolor Atelier Program.

Smith resides in Bermuda Run where she moved from Salisbury.

She paints in her studio at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery 409 Lee St. in Salisbury which she founded in 2006 and where she shares a gallery with seven other artists.

Her art received three awards in the 2023 juried exhibit by the Davie Arts Council this past April.