The 88th Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society is on view through November 1 at the Riverside Art Museum, in Riverside, California. The opening reception and awards luncheon is scheduled for September 13. Among the award winners are Soon Y. Warren, winner of the society’s purchase prize for Feeding Time; Robbie Laird, who won the Loa Ruth Sprung Award for Tidal Triangle; and Richard Hanson, who won the Jack Richeson & Co. Purchase Award for Contemplating Reality. As part of the exhibition events, three nationally known instructors—Carla O’Connor, Cheng Khee-Chee, and Dale Laitinen—will offer demonstrations beginning September 14.

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Donald Kolberg graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from California State University, Los Angeles. He taught at the Los Angeles School of Art and co-founded Art Core, an organization dedicated to the open dialogue and display of the work of emerging artists. He continued his Master studies at Otis Art Institute. While at Otis Art Institute his teacher and main influence was internationally recognized painter Arnold Mesches. In Artcore he worked under the guidance of Lydia Takashita. With their teaching Donald learned the value of depth, texture and form in images and surface. He incorporated this into his concept of Life Forms, the portrayal of the human figure as a landscape of life and a celebration of form through Sculpture and Painting.

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