Carnegie Visual Arts Center

Current Exhibition

Watercolor Society of Alabama 73rd National Exhibition

On Exhibit March 11 – April 19, 2014  —

The Watercolor Society of Alabama 73rd National Exhibition features 75 paintings by premier watercolorists from across the United States. The 2014 annual exhibit was juried by Mr. Jeff Bass of Pensecola , Florida.
Mr. Bass also judged the paintings, awarding approximately $10,000 in prize money and patron merchandise awards. Mr. Bass is nationally known portrait painter, watercolorist, art juror and educator, and author.  He completes historical subject paintings and fine art portraits for private collections and museums.  His work is represented in the Smithsonian, the Central Intelligence Agency, the International Spy Museum, the National Aviation Museum and the National WWI Museum, to name a few.  He has painted luminaries including President George H. W. Bush, Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Secretary of State George Schultz.  For more information about Mr. Bass, see

The WSA’s yearly exhibitions represent excellence in the field of watercolor painting and generous prizes attract the best watercolor painters in the county to compete. Many paintings will be available for purchase and artists are availble for commission pieces as well.

The Watercolor Society of Alabama Annual National Exhibit has grown to be one of the premier and most prestigious art exhibitions in the United States.  The WSA is non-profit and is a national organization with a current membership of over 300 of whom 145 are Alabama residents.  William C. Morris, of Mobile, Alabama currently serves as President, Chairman of the Board, and leads the Society.

WSA award list