Blue Ridge Watermedia Society to exhibit at Gallery 86

Mar 27, 2013
POPPING WITH COLOR — Artist Mary Decker's 'Radiant Poppy' watercolor painting.

The Haywood County Arts Council opens a show by the Blue Ridge Watermedia Society on Wednesday, April 10 at Gallery 86, 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville.

The show runs through Saturday, April 27 and the artist reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 12. The public is invited to attend the free event.


The exhibit features work by members of the Blue Ridge Watermedia Society, a group with more than 100 members. Participating artists include Wendy Cordwell, Nick DePaolo, Tracy Palmer, Carolyn Taylor, Joseph Honings, Lolly Krieder, Mary Reida, Lynne Wortmann, Peggy Duncan and Mary Decker.

The Blue Ridge Watermedia Society group has grown steadily since it was organized in the early 1990s. Meetings of the Blue Ridge Watermedia Society take place at 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Haywood Community College’s Continuing Art & Education Building.

Members paint in a variety of media, not just watercolor as the name suggests. Members share tips and experiences, and local artists provide demonstrations and teach workshops of which members can take advantage.

For more information about upcoming Gallery 86 exhibits, concerts and programs, visit the Haywood County Arts Council online at, on Facebook or Twitter. The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council is to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.