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Scottsdale Public Art in partnership with the Scottsdale Public Library present exhibitions and educational programming that strengthens awareness of the arts and stimulates community dialogue.


Arizona Watercolor Association Juried Exhibition


Oct. 4 - Dec. 31, 2021

Watercolors are one of the most accessible (remember that eight-color paintbox from your childhood?) and difficult art mediums to master. We are thrilled to exhibit the finest of Arizona’s watercolor artists from the Arizona Watercolor Association in this exhibition, juried by internationally known and award-winning watercolor artist and instructor David R. Smith, AWS (American Watercolor Society), NWS (National Watercolor Society).

The Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA) was founded in 1960 by professional watercolor artists and instructors to advance the art of painting in water-soluble media and promote public awareness and interest through education and exhibitions. The group holds meetings for demonstrations, critiques, and networking on the second Thursday of each month from September to November and January to June. For more about the AWA, visit AZWatercolor.com.

Smith will jury the exhibition from more than 150 submissions. He lives in Minnesota and will be holding two workshops for the AWA in Phoenix the week of October 5. For more about the juror, visit DSmithFineArt.com.

Arizona Watercolor Association Juried Exhibition is on view through December 31, 2021, at the Civic Center Public Gallery inside the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale AZ 85251.

The Gallery @ the Library
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Open during regular library hours
480-312-READ (7323)
Library and Gallery Hours
Monday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

For more information about any of these exhibitions or related events and programs, please see
Scottsdale Public Art / exhibitions



The Gallery @ Appaloosa Library

The Gallery @ Appaloosa Library
Appaloosa Library
7377 E. Silverstone Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Open during regular library hours
480-312-READ (7323)
Library and Gallery Hours
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

For more information about any of these exhibitions or related events and programs, please see
Scottsdale Public Art / exhibitions


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