The Central Coast Watercolor Society is proud to present “Aquarius," a Pacific regional water media exhibition hosted by Morro Bay Art Association. This juried event, is an assembly of extraordinary watercolor paintings and some of the finest contemporary artworks of the West Coast.
We are fortunate to have Keiko Tanabe as the judge for this celebrated event. Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and resides in San Diego, California. Keiko earned a B.A. in Intercultural Communication at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan and a Masters in International Education at UCLA, California. She worked in international relations positions in a Japanese government trade organization in Tokyo, at a large law firm in San Francisco and at a private consulting firm in San Diego.
Keiko taught herself to be fluent in watercolor painting as one would master a foreign language. She travels the world painting and giving workshops. Her subjects include Japanese, Italian, French and California landscapes. Keiko is a member of American Watercolor Society, a founding member of North American Watercolor Artists (NAWA), Signature member of National Watercolor Society and was named an official Ambassador for Winsor & Newton.
Keiko’s work is held in public and private collections throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. Public collections include Ming Gallery, Suzhou, China, Ye Qiangyu Art Museum, Tonglu County, Zhejiang, China, Zhongyung Art Museum, Guilin, China and Museu de Arte ContemporÃ¢nea MAC Bahia, Senhor do Bonfim, Brazil. She has published several art books and her paintings have been published in leading art magazines throughout Europe, Japan and the U.S.
During this event, you will see some of the finest watercolor paintings of the West Coast. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, February 12th, 2pm-4pm.