An accomplished portrait and figure painter, Sandy Mezinis, NJWCS, is an award winning artist who has been published nationally in WATERCOLOR magazine and has been selected for exhibition by the American Watercolor Society, NYC.
Primarily a figure and portrait painter, I have always been drawn to the human form. Through observation of gesture and expression, I attempt to paint individual spirit and character. Each painting is an exploration of self and subject, an invitation to a new and exciting encounter.
BA Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio ; EdM, EdS Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.; The School of Visual Arts, Parsons, The National Academy School of Fine Arts, the Art Students League.
2010 “Sisters, Mothers, Lovers” Womenfest Art Show Key West
2010 Garden State Watercolor Society Open Juried Show Windsor Gallery Award
2010 Florida Keys Watercolor Society Florida Watercolor Society Award
2009 New Jersey Watercolor Society Open Juried Luffman Award
2009 Garden State Watercolor Society Open Juried Award of Excellence
2009 “From a Woman’s Hand” 1st place watercolor Key West, Florida
2009 American Watercolor Society 142nd Annual International Exhibition
2008 Barron Arts Center, N.J. Silver Award
2008 Garden State Watercolor Society Members Exhibit Award of Excellence
2008 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Exhibition
2008 Florida Keys Watercolor Society BEST IN SHOW/ Founders Award
2007 New Jersey Watercolor Society Members Exhibit Award of Excellence
2007 Garden State Watercolor Society Members Exhibit StuArt Award
2006 Garden State Watercolor Society Members Exhibit Honorable Mention
2006 Garden State Watercolor Society Open Juried Exhibit Chavooshian Award
2006 New Jersey Watercolor Society Open Juried Exhibit Thorston Award
2005 Florida Keys Watercolor Society Second Place
2005 American Watercolor Society 138th Annual International Exhibition NYC
2005 "Perspectives" FKCC five artists exhibit Florida Keys
2005 Garden State Watercolor Society Members Exhibit Graphic Dimensions Award
2004 Florida Keys Watercolor Society Award of Excellence
2004 Garden State Watercolor Society Second Place
2004 Somerset Art Association NJ Award of Excellence
2004 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Exhibition
2003 Florida Keys Watercolor Exhibition Florida Watercolor Society Award
2003 New Jersey Watercolor Members Exhibition Award of Excellence
2002 New Jersey Watercolor Society Associate Members Exhibition BEST IN SHOW
2002 Garden State Watercolor Society Members Exhibition Color Art America Award
2001 Edison Art Society "Artist of the Month"
2000 Somerset Art Association First Place Watercolor
1999 One Woman Show Metuchen Public Library
1994 National Academy School of Fine Arts
1993 American Artists Professional League
1990 The National Arts Club, Grammercy Park, NYC
New Jersey Watercolor Society, signature member, Garden State Watercolor Society, signature member, Florida Keys Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society (candidate for membership).
WATERCOLOR MAGAZINE, Trenton Times (Cover Art), Home News Tribune, Solores Hill, Marathon Theater Cover Art,(2003 & 2010), Key West Culture Magazine (Cover Art 2010).