Watercolors: faculty recognized for their artwork


The jury selection committee, from right to left : James Mcfarlane, chair and president of America Watercolor Society; artists Kathleen Conover and Leslie Frontz with and Z.L.Feng.

Z. L. Feng wins major award from the American Watercolor Society

Z.L.Feng, professor of Art, recently received the Joan Ashley Rothermel Memorial Award at the 148th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society. His new watercolor portrait, "Mountain Man," won this prestigious award at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

Feng was one of five Signature Members of the American Watercolor Society invited to jury the 1360 entries from the United States and 27 foreign countries. The other judges picked 32 paintings selected for the awards from 129 exhibited paintings.


"Mountain Man" by Z. L. Feng

The 148th Annual International Exhibition show, which was displayed throughout the month of April, will also tour the United States for one year, culminating at the Sacramento Fine Art Center in Carmichael, California, February 2016.

In addition, this art center is publishing a poster featuring one of Feng's landscape watercolors to promote a National Park Conference.

Yeh and Ichikawa featured in national exhibition

Congratulations to Chen Fen Yeh and Yumiko Ichikawa, assistant professors of art, who both had paintings in the 23rd Annual Rockies West National Exhibition. Yeh’s watercolor, “The West,” and Ichikawa’s “Ancient Dreamers” are the titles of the paintings they exhibited. The Western Colorado Watercolor Society at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction, Colorado, sponsored this exhibit.


"The West" by Yeh

May 6, 2015