Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
Eric Wiegardt AWS DF, NWS has taught over 5,000 watercolorists his popular Secrets of Painting Loose workshops. Over 4,000 original paintings have been collected privately and corporately. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (Dolphin Fellow), National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status) and others. He has been awarded the 2012 AWS Gold Medal of Honor, among many other national and international awards. He was invited to the Third Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Watermedia Masters in China. Featured in many publications as well as cover artist for both The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine, Eric is the author of the North Light book-Watercolor Free and Easy. He has a video series titled Painting Loosely from Photographs.
Eric is a graduate of the American Academy of Art, Chicago.
“An artist’s artist.” Jim McFarlane, President American Watercolor Society.
“An intelligence that enables him to perceive and execute his artistic efforts with rare, sensitive insights. One of our brightest and most inspiring painters.” Irving Shapiro, AWS, Former President and Director of American Academy of Art.
“A tangible air of energy and industry” Seattle Times.
“A master of a fresh and loose painting style” Kelly Kane, Editor Watercolor Artist Magazine.
Wiegardt paintings are to be enjoyed for generations; permanent pigments and professional framing are a priority.
Wiegardt Studio Gallery is in the home of Eric’s great grandfather, Heinrich Julius Wiegardt, an oystering pioneer from Denmark.
The home/gallery was built in 1897.
Eric and Ann, since 1985, have owned and operated Wiegardt Studio Gallery. They have raised five wonderful children.
Eric’s paintings are shown at:
- The Wiegardt Studio Gallery
- RiverSea Gallery-Astoria, Oregon
- Scott Milo Art Gallery in Anacortes, Washington
- Shelburne Inn in Seaview, Washington
- 42nd Street Cafe in Seaview, Washington
For a display of paintings or workshop information, contact us.
Adirondacks National Exhibition Old Forge
Allied Artist of America
American Watercolor Society, New York
Arizona Watercolor Society (Judge and Juror)
Associated Arts of Ocean Shores 44th Annual Open Art Show
Butler Institute of American Art
Frye Museum, Seattle, WA
Georgia Watercolor Society (Judge and Juror)
Hawaii Watercolor Society (Judge and Juror)
Iowa Watercolor Society (Judge and Juror)
Knickerbocker Artists, New York
Miami, Florida Watercolor Society (Judge and Juror)
National Arts Club, New York
National Watercolor Society
Northwest Watercolor Society (Judge and Juror)
Pittsburgh Aqueos (Judge and Juror)
Red River Watercolor Society
Rocky Mountain Watercolor Society
2012 Rocky Mountain National Watermeda Exhibition
at Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO-Sept. 15-Oct.28.
San Diego Watercolor Society (Judge and Juror)
Southern Arizona Watercolor Society (Judge and Juror)
Southern Watercolor Society (Judge and Juror)
Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Judge and Juror)
Watercolor West (Judge and Juror)
Watercolor Society of Oregon (Judge and Juror)
American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
Allied Artists of America
Northwest Watercolor Society
Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Associated Arts of Ocean Shores 44th Annual ‘Best in Show’ 2013
American Watercolor Society – Gold Medal of Honor and Dolphin Fellow 2012
Transparent Watercolor Society of America, 36th National Exhibition 2012 – awarded “Master Status”
Watercolor West XLIII Annual Exhibition – Award for his painting Port Townsend
Midwest Watercolor Society – Grumbacher Gold Medal
American Academy of Art – President’s Award
Salmagundi Club – “Tidal Pools” – Certificate of Merit
Northwest Watercolor Society – “Lilies” – Chuck Webster Memorial Award – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
National Watercolor Society – “The Novel” – Alice Leonard Memorial Award
American Watercolor Society -”Oyster Dredges at Dusk” – Mary S. Litt Meda Award
American Watercolor Society – “Ville Franche Reflections” – Travel Exhibition
Northwest Watercolor Society – “Tidal Reflections” – Frye Museum, Seattle
American Watercolor Society – “Oyster Dredges” – Travel Exhibition
Watercolor West – “After Breakfast” – National Watercolor Society Award
Arizona Watercolor Association -”Coupeville Elder” – M. Graham Merchandise Award
Pittsburgh Aqueos Open -”Friday Harbor”
San Diego Watercolor Society -”Brunch” – Purchase Award
Red River Watercolor Society -”The Fishmarket” – Mathison Award
National Watercolor Society -”Sintra Rooftops” – President’s Award
American Watercolor Society – “After Breakfast” – Artist’s Magazine Award
Georgia Watercolor Society – “White Face” – Cash Award
National Watercolor Society – “Madeira” – Award and Traveling Exhibition
San Diego Watercolor Society – “Foss Tugs at Rainier” – Carolyn Thomason Family Award
Northwest Watercolor Society – “Portland, OR” – Waterworks Award
Transparent Watercolor Society of America – “Plovdiv, Bulgaria” – James McNeil Whistler Award
Adirondacks National Exhibition – “Dungeness” – Jack Richeson Award
Watercolor West – “Chinook” – Winsor Newton Merchandise Award
Northwest Watercolor Society – “Chinook” – Framing Certificate Award
Northwest Watercolor Society, Hot Press–Contributing Artist
Watercolor Artist–”Artist’s Websites”-Dec. 2008
Watercolor Magic–”Let Loose”-Aug. 2005
The Artist’s Magazine–”Brushing Up” Column-2004: Apr., Mar., Jan.; 2003: Oct.
North Coast Living–”The Art of Collecting Fine Art”-Fall 2003
The Artist’s Magazine–Cover Artist, “New Horizons”-July 2002
International Artist Magazine–4 Part Series “Let Go And Express Yourself In Watercolor”-2001
Watercolor Magazine–”The Society Page-Article on the Northwest Retrospective”-Summer 2000
Watercolor Magazine–”The Power of Suggestion”-Spring 1999
Northlight Magazine–”Painting Free & Easy”-Jan. 1996