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2014 Juried ShowThe Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's35th Annual International Juried ExhibitionAt the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120 November 8, 2014 – February 8, 2015Entry DeadlineJuly 12, 2014 (midnight E.S.T.) Opening Reception November 16, 2014 2:00-4:00 pm, awards at 3 pm Juror of Selection and Awards – Sterling EdwardsCLICK on the JURIED SHOW Button above for the prospectus and to enter.CLICK HERE to see the hanging area inside the State Museum.
35th Anniversary Featured Artist Series
Don Lenker - PWS Charter Member and Past President
Don Lenker is a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a graduate of Penn State and a practicing registered architect. He and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Lower Allen Township where they raised three sons. Don began drawing and painting as a child under the guidance of his mother, Ivan Lenker, a well-known artist and teacher, and studied watercolor painting under Andrew Case at Penn State. He has exhibited in local and regional shows and is a charter member and past president of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society.
Lenker’s approach to painting is to maintain careful balance between painting outdoors (en plein aire) and studio painting. Painting outdoors sharpens the artist’s eye and makes him aware of the inconsistencies as well as the broad composition that ties all of the elements of nature together. This is true whether painting landscapes in rural Pennsylvania, along the Susquehanna River, city townscapes, sycamore trees, or the seascapes of Cape Ann or Cape Cod.
He begins most paintings outdoors, but they are usually completed in his studio. There he applies his vast backlog of knowledge acquired from his plein aire experience to complete the painting
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