The Artists Gallery Announces the 2nd Annual Shelley Lazarus Award for Excellence in Watercolor

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ANNOUNCING The Shelley Lazarus Award for Excellence in Watercolor

The Artists Gallery (TAG) of Los Angeles, Calif., announces the second annual exhibition and awards ceremony  for The Shelley Lazarus Award for Excellence in Watercolor.  The juried exhibition honors Shelley Lazarus, a current and Founding Member of TAG since 1993. The full gallery exhibition dates will be March 6th to March 29, 2024, with a gallery reception and awards ceremony Saturday, March 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, where Lazarus will present three cash awards and six Awards of Excellence. (1st Place: $750, 2nd Place: $500, 3rd Place $250) The show will be juried by Lazarus and Sally Lamb, another acclaimed watercolorist. 

Shelley Lazarus is a renowned Los Angeles-based watercolor artist and teacher whose work has been broadly exhibited across the country. Her original watercolor paintings can be found in numerous public, corporate, and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the library at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Her work has garnered multiple awards including the International Art Competition for the Olympics in 1984, first place from the San Fernando Valley Art Club for a watercolor in the Santa Monica Mountain Celebration, and the recent Oklahoma National Watercolor Investment Award. She is a member of the Watercolor Honor Society and a signature member of the Oklahoma National Watercolor Society. 

Sally Lamb is known for her highly detailed, light-filled Southern California landscapes. She is one of six founding members of TAG, serving the collective as both historian and president throughout the years. The artist holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California (USC). She's taught watercolor painting for 45 years, 15 years at the Brentwood Art center in Los Angeles.  She's also instructed numerous private students. Lamb was born and raised in Santa Monica. The popular beach city is frequently the subject of her paintings.The painter has been granted many awards, including the Aimee Bourdieu Award for Watercolor from Women's Painters West. This award was juried by the influential sculptor and painter, Claire Falkenstein. Lamb's work has been included at major museums and galleries throughout Southern California. Career highlights include showings with Ryman Arts.  

The Artists Gallery, (TAG) is a contemporary fine art gallery located on LA's famed Museum Row, representing emerging and established regional and international artists working in all mediums and styles. They feature new exhibitions monthly, including member and curatorial shows, artist discussions, and other public events. Founded in 1993, now celebrating 30 years, TAG is an artist-founded and operated not-for-profit arts cooperative that provides mutual-benefit and creative freedom to members of the organization. Their focus is to encourage the exploration of new media, artist collaboration, and artistic focus among the members in hopes of enriching individual artists, their community, and the art world at large.

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