GROUP WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT
OPEN UNTIL MID-SEPTEMBER (TBD)
The Goddard Center invites you to come and enjoy the Group Watercolor Exhibit, highlighting the work of three regional painters, Ada based artist Anna Marie Steffenson, Lawton based artist Katherine Liontas-Warren, and local legend John White. This show also features pieces from the Goddard Center’s Permanent Collection by such vital figures in the history of watercolor as Charles Burchfield, Milford Zornes and Paul Jenkins. This exhibit will be on display through mid-August. This will be the last exhibit in the galleries until the Goddard Center’s renovations are complete in late 2023. Goddard Center exhibits are always free and open to the public.
Anna Marie Steffenson
"The Name of God Series: #191, 76, 85, 189, 163 and 81"
Anna Marie Steffenson is an emerging artist who specializes in watercolor and bilingual calligraphy. Born in Jerusalem, she has lived in Israel, Area "B" No-Man's-Land between Israel and the West Bank, Jordan, Taiwan, and most recently here in Oklahoma. Her artwork bridges cultures and has been exhibited in 19 countries. Steffenson’s meditative series “The Name of God” is achromatic and non-representational. It focuses on composition, value, granulation, and watercolor blossoms.
John White "The Loner"
Local artist John White received his formal watercolor painting training while attending his hometown high school in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He honed his skills over the next dozen years while working as an illustrator and draftsman for Oklahoma Gas & Electric in Oklahoma City in the early 80’s. Since then, art lovers across the United States, as well as in Russia, Germany and France, have collected his award-winning works. John’s watercolors hang in the Supreme Court Building at the Oklahoma State Capitol and at Lake Murray Lodge where they are part of the State’s Permanent Collection.
Katherine Liontas-Warren "Lake Lawton After the Storm"
Katherine Liontas-Warren is a former professor of art at Cameron University, where she taught drawing, printmaking, and watercolor. Katherine was awarded the Oklahoma Governor’s Art and Education Award in Oklahoma City at the State Capitol in 2014. She is also the recipient of the Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award, the Cameron University Faculty Hall of Fame, the Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Award, and received the title of the Artist of the year by the Paseo Art Association in Oklahoma City. Katherine has exhibited her works in over 450 National and Juried Competitive shows, Solo, and Invitational exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, and has received numerous purchase and juried awards. Many of her prints and drawings are in permanent collections, Museums and Institutions throughout the nation. Oklahoma State Capitol and at Lake Murray Lodge where they are part of the State’s Permanent Collection.