Allegany Arts Council presents the work the Western Maryland Watercolor Society

Published: November 4, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Deb Litman
301.777.2787 (ARTS)

Allegany Arts Council presents the work the Western Maryland Watercolor Society

CUMBERLAND— The Allegany Arts Council and its Schwab Gallery will host the Western Maryland Watercolor Society's exhibition, Color in Motion from November 7-28, 2020. The exhibition features work by a variety of watercolor artists from throughout the region and highlights various techniques using wet-on-wet styles, color drippings, and the layering of watercolor pigments. Subject matters will include landscapes, floral, still life, and portraits that express the use of colors, shadows, and light within the art.

The Western Maryland Watercolor Society is a non-profit group providing a forum that allows water-based enthusiasts to share common interests and explore new directions in painting. Emphasis is placed on fluidity, transparency, and the ‘painterly’ quality of water-based media pigments and substrates. The organization provides educational programs through workshops with award winning artists.

Mark Nicolas will serve as juror for this year’s competition. Nicholas is a self-taught artist working in oils, acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media. In 2018, Nicolas's art was featured along with Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan's at the Gilchrist Museum and Gallery. An awards ceremony for Color in Motion will be held on Saturday, November 7 at 5:00PM via Zoom and can be accessed through the Arts Council’s website at

Color in Motion can be viewed beginning November 7 in person at the Allegany Arts Council at 9 N. Centre Street in Cumberland, or online at


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