"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”
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.