We're pleased to announce that the Grand Prize winner in the "What Do You Love?" watercolor art contest is Johne Richardson, of Overland Park, Kansas. Congratulations, Johne!
The winning image will be featured alongside the artist's other work in a feature article in the June 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine, which will be available online and at bookstores in late April. In the meantime, you can see Johne's work on his website.
The winners of the competition's first-, second-, and third-place prizes are, respectively, Iain Stewart, of Opelika, Alabama; Elaine Daily-Birnbaum, of Madison, Wisconsin; and Cindy Brabec-King, of Palisade, Colorado. Honorable mentions have been awarded to Misha Kuznetsov, Bev Jozwiak, Tripp Harrison, Sandy O'Connor, Marsha Chandler, Rosa Inez Vera, Laurin McCracken, Patrick Varriano, Carrie Waller and Larry Seymour. All these artists' winning works will be seen in the June issue of Watercolor Artist.
The art contest was judged by Mary Whyte, a well-known artist, instructor and author; Jim McFarlane, the current president of the American Watercolor Society; John Parks, an artist and regular contributor to American Artist and Watercolor magazines; and the Watercolor Artist magazine staff.
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who entered!