"Student Works: Watercolors by Students of Robert Leedy"

An amazing amount of talent emerged from the watercolor classes of Robert Leedy, so much so that, Gallery 1037 at Reddi-Arts found it worthy of celebrating and is pleased to announce the upcoming  exhibition, "Student Works: Watercolors by the Students of Robert Leedy", which will run in the gallery from July thru August 2017. 


Are you ready to put your color mingling to good use? Will your value range stand the test? Did you make your connections? Are your edges lost & found? Can your darks hold up? Are your marks interesting? Did you granulate? And are those whites of the paper preserved? How about that dominant temperature? Where is your key color? 

...Oh! And did you bring your natural sponge?

This may be your very first exhibition or it may be one of many. We are looking for artwork submissions from Robert Leedy's students to create this fabulous, upcoming show!

The Judge for the Show...

Our special, guest judge will be Mary O. Smith. "Mary O." is a watercolor and oil plein-air artist.  She teaches workshops in plein-air painting, portrait, and methods.  She has won national and local awards for her watercolors and oil paintings.  She is a member of Plein Air Painters of the Southeast, signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society and the Tallahassee Watercolor Society, Georgia Coastal Artist Guild.  She has sponsored OPA national paint-outs. She shows her work in the Picture This Fine Art Gallery in St. Marys, Ga., Village Arts in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.  She works out of her Woodbine, Georgia, studio when she is not painting on location. 


Some of Robert Leedy's student's works...


Who is Eligible?

All of Robert Leedy's watercolor students - past and current through June 2017 - from not only Reddi-Arts but also his classes at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, Archway Gallery, CoRK North Studio, The Cummer Museum, and private studio classes are eligible.


What to Submit?

Students are allowed up to 3 submissions each. All entries must be original watercolor on paper, YUPO, or Aquabord / clayboard (or similar surfaces.) No prints or reproductions will be accepted. A non-refundable $10 entry fee will cover all 3 entries. 


How to Submit?

You will need to pay the $10 non-refundable submission form. When you click on "Add to Cart", a submission form will appear. Fill it out and pay the fee. You will then need to email images to Robert Leedy (image submission instructions and guidelines are listed HERE.)


Can I Sell My Work? And Are there Awards?

You may sell your work though sales are not mandatory. Reddi-Arts will handle all sales transactions and take a 25% commission. You will receive a check when the show comes down. Yes, there will be awards given to the best paintings. In addition to cash awards, there will be Reddi-Arts Gift Cards, Robert Leedy Archival Prints, and a Private Watercolor Class with Mary O. Smith.


When & Where is the Opening Reception?

The opening reception is Sunday, July 16th from 2 pm - 4 pm at Gallery 1037 inside Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. The reception is free and open to the public. Please share the Facebook Event with family & friends!