Gallery 35 hosts Dixie Watercolor Society spring show and competition
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Hosted by Gallery 35, the Dixie Watercolor Society spring show and art competition started Feb. 13 and will continue through Feb. 27. Gallery hours for the show are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. All artwork will be for sale, and featured artists are local to southern Utah.

Ian Ramsey will judge the competition. Winners will be announced at an artist reception Feb. 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public.

Gallery 35 the only gallery solely dedicated to transparent watercolor in Utah. Yet according to Maureen Booth, Dixie Watercolor Society vice president and show chairman, watercolor is a difficult medium.

“Transparent watercolor is an unforgiving and spontaneous medium,” Booth said. “It is very unusual to be able to fill a gallery with so many talented watercolorists, and here in southern Utah, we are proud to feature many.”

Dixie Watercolor Society unites and promotes southern Utah watercolor artists. The purpose of Dixie Watercolor Society is to encourage, educate, and promote its member artists and to share transparent watercolor through gallery exhibits, shows, and competitions. Dixie Watercolor Society is a nonprofit organization located on Main Street at Historic Downtown, St. George. Members showcase and sell their work at Gallery 35.

More information about membership, workshops, or gallery exhibits is available at dixiewatercolorsociety.com.

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