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|The following, submitted November 2004, is from the artist who lives in Pittsburgh and took his art training at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with Edgar Whitney. |
Frank Webb has been self employed as an artist since 1958. He has taught hundreds of painting seminars, worldwide and in fifty states. A dolphin fellow of the American Watercolor Society, Webb is a vice president and chairman of membership. He has served numerous times on the jury of selection and the jury of awards.
North Light has published three of his books: "Watercolor Energies", "Webb on Watercolor" and "Strengthen Your Paintings With Dynamic Composition". He has won more than 90 major awards, and has juried more than 80 national exhibitions.
Webb works are in many collections, including The Butler Institute of American Art, The Taiwan Art Education Institute, the Palmer Museum of Penn state University, the
Southern Alleghenies Art Museum, and the Tweed Art Museum of the University of Minnesota.
Best of Show, Aqueous Open , 2003, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society
Grumbacher Gold Medal, National Water Color Society, 1999
Gold Medal, Audubon Artists, New York,1995
Walser Greathouse Award, American Watercolor Society, New York, 1989
Dana Memorial Award, Philadelphia Water color Society, 1988
Pleissner Award, American watercolor Society, New York, 1984
First Award, National Arts Club Open, New York, 1983
Bronze Medal of Honor, American Watercolor Society, New York 1976
Colorado Watermedia Award, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Association
Sisik Award, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1973
Medal for Achievement in the Arts, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, 2000
Listed in Whos Who in American Art and Whos Who in the East.
Identified as a Master Visual Artist, Preserving the Legacy, Pittsburgh,1966.
Guest lecturer-demonstrator, American Watercolor Society, 1983, 1992.
Master status, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, 2004.
American Watercolor Society (dolphin fellow),
Allied Artists of America,
The Arts Guild of Old Forge (titular),
La Society Canadienne del Aquarelle (honorary),
Hudson Valley Art Association,
Louisiana Watercolor Society (honorary),
National Watercolor Society,
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society,
Philadelphia Water Color Society,
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (life member),
Potomac Valley Watercolor Society (honorary),
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Association,
Society of Western Artists (honorary),
Southwestern Watercolor Society (honorary).
Anchorage Art Museum;
Art Alliance, Philadelphia;
Ashville Art Museum, NC;
Chautauqua Art Association, NY;
Columbia Museum of Art, SC;
Frye Museum, Seattle;
Gloria Laguna Art Museum, Austin;
McGill University, Montreal;
National Academy Galleries, NY;
Penn State University; Port Huron Museum;
Purdue University, Calumet;
Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel;
Springfield Art Museum, MO;
Southern Alleghenies Art Museum;
Museo dela Acurela Mexicana;
Museum of Art, Ogunquit, ME;
Neville Museum, Greenbay, WI;
Canton Art Institute, OH;
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA;
University of MN, Duluth
Bienal International Acuarela, 2004, Mexico
Master Visual Artists Exhibit III, Preserving the Legacy, Pittsburgh, 1996.
Artists of the Republic of China, U.S.A., and Australia, Taipei, 1994.
Philadelphia Water Color Club Invitational, Widener University Museum,1991.
International Waters, traveling to Canada, U.S., Scotland, and England,1992.
International Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Painters, Vancouver,1980.
Arts 80, Penn State University, 1980.
35 Obras de la American Watercolor Society, Mexico City, 1989.
Artists from Six states, Aaron Bohrod gallery, University of Wisconsin,1983.
Three Watercolorists, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, 1977.
Award Winners, Hudson Valley Art Association, Lever House, NY, 1975.
Southern Vermont Art Center, 2004;
VI Southern Alleghenies Art Museum, Ligonier, PA, 1999;
Watercolors, The Spotlight Gallery, Pittsburgh, 1998;
Glennville State College, WV, 1993;
Chaffee Gallery, Rutland, VT, 1993;
LaRoach College, Pittsburgh, 1991;
Purdue University, IN, 1984;
Atelier Gallery, NYC, 1993;
Tweed Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Duluth,1982.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Alcoa, Bayer Industries,
Blue Cross of Western PA,
Butler Institute of American Art,
Eastern Shore Art Center,
Ferrum College, Lakes Art Center,
New Mexico Watercolor Society,
Nevada Watercolor Society,
Palmer Art Museum of Penn State,
Southern Alleghenies Art Museum,
Taiwan Art Education Institute,
Tweed Art Museum,
University Hospitals of Cleveland,
West Texas Watercolor Society,
Fearless Color, Seven tips for maximizing Your Palette, Artist's Magazine, 2000.
Painting Conceptually, International Artist Magazine, series in five issues, 1998.
Countdown for Design, Watercolor Magic, North Light, 1994.
Workshop Director, Artists Magazine, North Light, April 1987.
Creating Your Own Space, Artist's Magazine, April 1985.
Ten Tales of Passage, Artist's Magazine, 1994.
Studio Number One, Artist's Magazine, 1987.
Stretching Tradition, Artist's Magazine, Jan. 2003.
Seven Design Ideas, Watercolor Magic, North Light, April 2001.
Composing a Memory, Artist's Magazine, May 2001.
Art Clinic, The Artist's Magazine, Jan. 1998.
Art Clinic, The Artist's Magazine, Nov. 1998.
Beating Your Fears, The Artist's Magazine, Jan. 1994.
PUBLICATIONS THAT INCLUDE HIS WORK
A Spectrum of Styles by Stephen Dougherty, Watercolor 90, American Artist.
Creative Seascapes, Edward Betts, Watson -Guptill, 1981.
Exploring Watercolor, Gerald Brommer and Nancy Kline, Davis, 1980.
Watercolor, My Second Career, Bill Condit, Sand Dollar, 1989.
Watercolor, You Can Do It, Tony Couch, North Light 1987.
Keys to Successful Painting, Tony Couch, North Light.
Splash I, Greg Albert and Rachel Wolf, North Light, 1991.
Splash II, Greg Albert and Rachel Wolf, North light, 1991.
Splash IV, Greg Albert and Rachel Wolf.
The White of Your Paper, Tony Van Hasselt and Judi Wagner,North Light,1995.
Concept and Composition, Fritz Henning, North Light, 1983.
Being an Artist, Lewis Lehrman, North Light, 1992.
Go With the Flow, Guy Lipscomb, Watson-Guptill, 1993.
Watercolor The Creative Experience, Barbara Nechis, North Light, 1979.
Watercolor From the Heart, Barbara Nechis, Watson-Guptill, 1993.
Watercolor the Ed Whitney Way, Ron Ranson, North Light, 1994.
Distilling the Scene, Ron Ranson, North Light.
Language of Literature, Grade 7 Edition, McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin.
Basic Drawing Techniques, Greg Albert and Rachel Wolf, North light, 1995.
The Simple Secret to Better Painting, Greg Albert, North Light, 2003.
Personal Painting Style, David P. Richards, North Light, 1995.
You Can paint Vibrant Watercolor, Dan Burt, North Light, 1999.
Artists and Discounts, Daniel Grant, American Artist, Aug. 2001.
After the Workshop, Joanne Moore, The Artists Magazine, March 2001.
Advice From Experts, Lori Simons, Watercolor, American Artist, fall 1999 Issue.
Refining Your Personal Vision, Staff Report, The Artist's Magazine, Jan.1999.
Fuel Your Creative Fire, Kristin Godsey, The Artist's magazine, July 2002.
Learning From the Masters, Jennifer Ball, The Artist's Magazine, July, 2003.
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