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