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On May 12, 2024, Naomi Brotherton, the last founding member of SWS passed away. A beloved pillar of our society who encouraged so many of us through her mentoring, she continued to teach and paint well into her nineties. On April 8, 2024, SWS celebrated Naomi’s 104th birthday.  This fund is 100% dedicated to funding the annual Naomi Brotherton Best of Show Memorial Award.
US$106.00 received toward our goal of US$1,000.00
Donors who wish to honor and acknowledge the dedication and devotion of Southwestern Watercolor Society current and past presidents may donate to this fund which is 100% dedicated to the annual Presidents' Award at SWS' annual Membership Exhibition.
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Thus fund is 100% dedicated to fund the annual Lou Bono Memorial Award at SWS' annual member exhibition.Lou Bono served as President of SWS from 2018 - 2020. Lou had a tragic accident in 2020 as the outgoing president of our organization. Lou may be best remembered by his love of life, his seemingly tireless yet strategic energy, his well-honed organizational skills, and his huge smile and hug. Lou’s family, friends and members of this society founded an annual award in Lou’s name that we hope to maintain for many years.
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The Edgar Whitney Memorial Fund is 100% dedicated to the award given annually at our member exhibition. This highly sought award honors one of our founders.Edgar A, Whitney spent twenty-five years in commercial art, including five years as art director at McCann-Erickson, before devoting himself full time to painting and teaching. He taught figure, portrait, and pictorial composition at Pratt Institute, lectured at New York University, and was a guest lecturer at the Columbia Graduates Club. Mr. Whitney spent the rest of his life demonstrating and teaching for art organizations throughout the United States and was a formidable influence on the early development of American watercolor and Southwestern Watercolor Society, even creating a trust fund for the growth and success of SWS’ Annual Members’ Exhibitions. Because Edgar Whitney loved transparent watercolors, his named award is limited to paintings that include only transparent watercolor paint.
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This fund was generated to honor past members of SWS who are no longer with us. Donations collected in this fund are 100% dedicated to the annual Group Memorial Award at SWS' Member Exhibition.
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The Rob Erdle Memorial Award fund is 100% dedicated to funding the annual Rob Erdle Memorial Award at SWS' annual member exhibition.With outstanding credentials, Rob Erdle joined the faculty of No Texas Univ in 1976 where he taught painting & drawing for 30 years. He was head of the watercolor program for 25 yrs. While teaching at the UNT, Rob also was an instructor for ten years at the Amer College of Switzerland, a director of the Chautauqua Institution Art Gallery in New York, and director of Pacific Union College's "Summer School of Art".  For thirteen years he taught at a fine arts academy in China, which awarded him the honor of Distinguished visiting professor. For twenty years Rob participated in Watercolor USA as an exhibitor, curator and judge. He was President of the Watercolor USA Honor Society housed at the Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, 1997-2000.  He was a juror for many watercolor exhibitions, including the National Watercolor Society. He conducted seminars and lectures across the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries. Rob Erdle's works are held in the art collections of more than 14 universities and art museums. In 2006, UNT established the Rob Erdle Award Fund, an endowment through private donors that provides financial support for watercolor students. He had a strong influence on many of our members, which is why we continue to honor him with an annual memorial award.
US$0.00 received toward our goal of US$350.00