Gail Wegodsky wins an award for her watercolor at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s 2013 Exhibition

Atlanta-based painter Gail Wegodsky has won the Cynthia Shipp Goodgal Memorial Award at the 2013 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s Open Exhibition for her watercolor Christopher. The exhibition, which is held at New York City’s National Arts Club, is open to women artists working in a variety of media. The CLWAC’s mission is to exhibit and promote professional women artists and, as such, have hosted the exhibition for over a hundred years. Gail’s watercolor Christopher was inspired by a story from the classic children’s book series Winnie the Pooh where Christopher Robin and Pooh paddle out into the forest in an upside down umbrella after a flood. Gail’s model for Christopher was her eight year-old neighbor, also named Christopher.

Gail is fascinated by the look of our world and tries to make paintings that arouse feelings about the complexities, mysteries, and visual beauty surrounding us. With a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Gail combines her distinctive eye for whimsical scenes with her skills as a realist. She has won multiple honors, awards, and recognition from various art organizations. Her work has also been included in over 100 juried exhibitions and has been collected by numerous public and private groups.

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club was established in 1896 by Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, a New York philanthropist, art collector, and the lone woman amongst the 106 founders of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At its inception, the Club’s purpose was to provide aid, counsel, and exhibition opportunities to young women artists in New York City. The Club’s focus has shifted over the years to reflect the professional standing and interests of its members. The annual juried exhibition is the Club’s major event and is held at the National Arts Club. Both members and non-members can exhibit, with prizes awarded to the top artists.

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