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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Kris Preslan






"Kris Preslan is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, a signature and life member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and member of  The American Watercolor Society, Watercolor West  and other national and state organizations.

Her favorite subjects are landscapes and urban scenes, but more importantly, she strives to paint with strong pigments and a wide range of values, often capturing through vibrant realism the memories of places she has been and to which she hopes to return."


“I paint because I have enthusiasm and passion for the process.  Art is my

therapy, my drug of choice”   

Kris Preslan












Recent Exhibitions and Awards


2012     Best of Show Award, Painter’s Showcase, Portland OR.
2012     Accepted into membership International Guild of Realism
2012    Watercolor West International Watercolor Society 44th annual juried exhibition, Brea, CA
2012    National Watercolor Society All Member Show, 2012, San Pedro, CA
2012    Accepted for publication in Splash 14 book
2012    Transparent Watercolor Society of America 35th Annual Exhibition, Kenosha, WI., John Dioszegi Award
2011    Northwest Watercolor Society, Waterworks 2011 Exhibition, Seattle, First Place Award.
2011    National Watercolor Society, 91st Annual Exhibition, Signature Award and Roger Armstrong Memorial Cash Award, San Pedro CA
2011    American Watercolor Society, 144th Annual International Exhibition, New York, NY.
2011    Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 34th International Exhibition, Merit Award
2011    Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring Annual Aqueous Media Exhibition,“Best of Show” award
2011    Emerald Art Spring National Juried Exhibition, Springfield, OR.
2011    Western Federation of Watercolor Societies..35th Annual Exhibition,  Albuquerque, NM.
2011    Transparent Watercolor Society of America  35th Annual National Exhibition, Kenosha, WI.
2010   Signature membership award, 34th Annual National Exhibition of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Kenosha, WI.
2010    Watercolor Artist magazine, December 2010 issue
2010    Watercolor West International Transparent show, juried member status
2010    National Watercolor  Society Annual Exhibition
2010    Member, Federation of Canadian Artists
2010   Award, Annual Rose City Art Show, Portland, OR.
2010    Accepted for publication in Splash 12 book
2010    Watercolor Society of Oregon 45th Aqueous Media Show,Brookings, OR.
2010    Western Federation of Watercolor Societies  34th Annual    Exhibition, West Valley, UT.
2010    Watercolor Art Society-Houston International Exhibition
2009    Watercolor Society of Oregon Fall Show, McMinnville OR.
2009    Transparent Watercolor Society of America National Exhibition,Kenosha,WI.
2009    Emerald Art Spring National Juried Exhibition, Springfield, OR.
2009    Watercolor Society of Oregon  44th Aqueous Media Exhibition,Astoria,OR.
2009    Lake Area Artists Annual Show, Second Place Award, Tualatin, OR.
2008    Selected for “Certificate of Merit and Samuel and Anne Seeman Memorial Award, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Bloomington, MN
2008    Watercolor Society of Oregon Transparent Watercolor Exhibition“First Place Award”, Florence, OR.
2008    National Watercolor Society 88th Juried Exhibition, Riverside, CA.
2007    Watercolor Society of Oregon, Transparent Watercolor Exhibition, Prineville, OR.
2007    Watercolor Society of Oregon Annual Aqueous Media Exhibition, “Award of Distinction”, Portland, OR.
2006    Watercolor Society of Oregon Annual Aqueous Media Exhibition,Tualatin, OR.



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