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2 local watercolorists are accepted into national exhibition
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Georgia Watercolor Society 33rd National Exhibition

When: Through May 26

Where: Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main Street, Jonesboro

What: Original Water-based Media

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Two local artists demonstrated their ability to stand out by having their works selected for the Georgia Watercolor Society 33rd National Exhibition.

This year’s national competition brought entries by artists from across the United States. The GWS National Exhibition will be held at the Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro, with the show running through May 25.

Nearly 70 paintings were juried into the exhibit by juror Pat Dews, who is a signature member of American Watercolor Society and Nationl Watercolor Society.

Dahlonega artist Oscar Rayneri’s watercolor paintings were previously selected in two members’ shows and one other national exhibition.

Rayneri’s entry, "Goodbye Old Friends," depicts incandescent light bulbs disposed in a trash can. As a light source for decades, these "old friends" are being phased out for more efficient florescent bulbs. Rayneri’s nostalgic depiction of bulbs of various styles and colors demonstrates his skills with lights and shadows, reflections and textures.

He also enjoys bringing out the beauty and simplicity of architectural structures, rustic barns, the mountains of Georgia, as well as florals with abstract backgrounds. Rayneri’s watercolors can be seen at his website,

Gainesville resident Anne Brodie Hill also had work accepted into the show. Hill is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and the Coast Guard Artist Program, signature and life member of the Georgia Watercolor Society and a member of excellence of the Atlanta Artists Center.

For more information on the show, visit or email GWS president Kathy Kitz at