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Ken Graning (Chouinard 66)

Ken Graning (Chouinard 66) reports, “The American Watercolor society, which is headquartered in the Salmagundi Club, a very prestigious artist organization in New York City, holds its annual international exhibition around this time every year. This is their signature exhibition and one of the most difficult water media shows to jury into in the country. They get thousands of submissions from all over America and internationally as well. There are about 140 paintings accepted, so needless to say being accepted into this show is a really big deal. I made the cut this year. My painting will hang in one of the galleries of the Salmagundi Club for about one month. Then 40 of the paintings will go into a traveling show that travels around the country and hangs in many important galleries around the country for the remainder of the year. The name of my painting is ‘Marin County.’ It’s a view of the rolling hills of Marin County as seen from a scenic overlook of the Golden Gate Bridge on the northside of San Francisco Bay. Gouache on Arches watercolor paper. 30″ X 20″ Painted from a photo that I took a couple of years ago when my wife and I were traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area.”