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Roland Lee and his painting of Lake Powell which was accepted into the 90the annual NWS show in Long Beach CA

The National Watercolor Society’s new gallery was a beautiful venue for the 90th annual show. I was pleased to have my painting given a prominent location in the exhibit.

Roland Lee receives signature membership from John Salminen and NWS president Mike Bailey at the 90th annual NWS exhibit

Nellie and I traveled to Long Beach California over the weekend to attend the opening reception and banquet for the 90th annual National Watercolor Society. I was pleased to have my painting of Lake Powell accepted in the exhibition, but was especially honored by being inducted into the NWS as a signature member. Noted watercolorist John Salminen presented the award along with NWS president Mike Bailey at a special luncheon October 31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Pedro. Following the presentation we attended the show opening and ribbon-cutting of the new National Watercolor Society Gallery in San Pedro. The NWS is one of the oldest and most respected art societies and it is indeed an honor to be accepted as a signature member.

I enjoyed meeting some of the other artists I respect and admire including Frank Eber.

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  • Dan Cross

    Well…I see what happens when I miss a few months of reading your blog! Congratulations on the achievement! It looks like you have been staying busy!


  • frankeber

    Roland, Congratulations!! Who's that Dude next to you in that picture?? hahaha
    It was great meeting you, your painting is amazing! No one renders water as good as you. Very impressive!
    I enjoy looking through your work and I can't wait to come out to Utah again sometime to visit. It is so breathtakingly beautiful there and your paintings illustrate that very well. Let's stay in touch, very happy to be your friend!

  • devotedmomof7

    Congratulations! I attended the exhibition and saw your magnificent painting. It was absolutely beautiful. Seeing the obvious standard of excellence in that show sincerely left me awestruck. Enjoy writing your new initials after your name! It is a tremendous achievement and validation of your work.

  • Terry Banderas

    Great job Roland. Your painting is in a nice position in the gallery. Congratulations.

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