Aquarius 2018

Exhibits // Aquarius 2018

Feb 23 - Apr 15

Overview // The Museum of Art is pleased to present Aquarius 2018, the annual exhibition of California watercolors organized by the Central Coast Watercolor Society. This year’s juror, Michael Reardon, selected 40 paintings that display a wide range of watercolor techniques and subject matter. Along with the paintings juried into the exhibition, several paintings by Mr. Reardon will be on display.

“Jurying an art exhibition is always a challenge, as was the case with Aquarius 2018. Narrowing an exhibition to forty pieces means that many worthy paintings cannot be selected. Nonetheless, it also means that those that are chosen demonstrate exceptional work... I believe these forty paintings form a very strong ensemble, showing some of the finest of what watercolor can offer,” said Juror, Michael Reardon.

About the Juror
A native of California, Michael Reardon is a watercolor artist and teacher. With a degree in architecture, and a career in architectural illustration, Michael has always allocated as much time as possible to paint his own watercolors. He has received many awards for his work, and has signature membership in both the American and National Watercolor Societies, and his work is exhibited worldwide. An author of the North Light Book, Watercolor Techniques, you can learn more about Michael at his website,

Related Programming
Monday, March 19 at 7 PM: Screening of the film Tyrus profiling the life of watercolorist Tyrus Wong whose eastern-inspired artwork was the impetus behind Disney's adaptation of Bambi. Suggested donation $5 members, $7 general includes beverage.
Thursday, April 5 at 12 PM: Art at High Noon exhibition tour of Aquarius with SLOMA curator Ruta Saliklis.

Details // A public reception with the artists and juror will take place on Friday, March 2 from 6-9pm in conjunction with Art After Dark.
Banner image: Beach Pleasures (detail), Rena Doud