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2016 Watercolor Society Show

Torgesen Murdock, Pocatello resident, received the top award in the juried Idaho Watercolor Society Show which opened June 3rd in the SUB Gallery on the campus of Boise State University.

Her full sheet watercolor entitled “Soaring” was chosen from among the fifty paintings exhibited, to win the Juror’s Choice Award for the top prize of $500. The juror, Jean Pedersen, AWS, all the way from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, commented that she loved the circular movement and flow of the painting and all the subtle and varied textures achieved by the artist.

The show will be on exhibit in the Boise State Student Union Gallery through the month of June and then will travel to Northern Idaho, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls.

National Juried Awards

Idaho Watercolor Society
Juror's Choice Award 2016
International Artist Magazine
Grand Prize, Landscape 2014
100 Ways to Paint Seascapes, Rivers, and Lakes
Book International Artist Magazine 2003
Idaho Watercolor Society
Best of Show 2009
Idaho Watercolor Society Jurors
Choice 2009
Art Center Juried Competition
Best of Show 2009
Idaho Paints Idaho
Two Paintings 2009
Studio Access Article
International Artist Mag. 2007
Splash 7
Book
Splash  12
Book 2010
Master Artist USA Article
International Artist Mag. 2002
National Arts for the Parks
Top 100 - 1992, 1993
One Woman Show - ISU Transition Gallery
2005,2002,1993,1989,1987
Idaho Paints Idaho
Spectators Choice, 3rd place 2004
Northwest Watercolor Society
Puget Sound Group Award
Northwest Watercolor Society
NWWS Purchase Award
Utah Artist Award
Utah Art Dealers Association
Snake River Invitational
Second Place, Merit Award
Northwest Artist Calendar
Publication Two Years
Idaho Paints Idaho
Spectators Choice 2003
Idaho Paints Idaho
2nd  Place 2003
Idaho Watercolor Society
2nd Place 2003
Idaho Watercolor Society
Purchase Award 2003
Idaho Watercolor Society
Jurors Choice 2004
Idaho Watercolor Society
Purchase Award 2004
Pittsburgh Aqueous
Merit Award 1999
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Merit Award 1997
Pittsburgh Aqueous
2nd Place 1993
Finalist-American Artist Magazine 13,300 entries
1999
Montana Watercolor Society
MTWS Board Members Award 97
Merit Award 1991
Honorable Mention 1990
Savoir-Faire International Art Competition
Honorable Mention 1996
Blue Cross Insurance Company
Spectators Choice
Faber Castell Competition
Third Place
Idaho State Fair
Sweepstakes 2010 & 2008
Eight 1st Place
Six 2nd Place
Two Spectators Choice
Northwest Signatures Show
Merit Award 1992, Merit Award 1991, Honorable Mention 1990
Idaho Watercolor Society
Carlton Plummer Award
Florida Visual Arts
Winsor Newton Award, Merit Award

National Juried Shows

Northwest Watercolor Society
Eleven Years 
Northwest Signatures
Ten Years
National Arts for the Parks
Two Years
Moma
One Year
April Salon
Five Years
Northwest Signatures
Seven Years
Park City Arts Festival
Five Years
Pittsburgh Aqueous
Four Years
Montana Watercolor Society
Nine Years
Kentucky Watercolor 
Two Years
Works on Paper Show
One Year
Aqueous Open
Three Years
Idaho Watercolor Society
Sixteen Years
Brodin Gallery
One Year
Louisiana Watercolor Society
Nine Years
Paperworks
One Year
Festival of the American West
Five Years 
Puget Sound Country
Two Years
Idaho State Fair
Fifteen Years
Savoir-Faire International
One Year
Snake River Invitational
One Year 
Idaho Paints Idaho
Four Years
Allied Arts Association
Four Years
Ironhorse Show
One Year
Watercolor West
Three Years
Faber Castell Prof.
One Year
Florida Visual Arts
Four Years
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
One Year

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