ERIC WIEGARDT AWS-DF, NWS

Eric Wiegardt has been awarded the highest honor in watercolor painting: the Gold Medal and Dolphin Fellow from the American Watercolor Society, New York.

As a teacher and artist, he has left an indelible mark on the American and International art scene with his bold, loose painting style. He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions throughout the US and China.
Eric has taught over 5000 watercolorists his popular “Wiegardt‘s Painterly Watercolors“ workshops.

Over 4,000 original paintings have been collected privately and corporately including the US State Dept., US Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Amman, Jordan.

“I have no doubt that his future accomplishments will leave an indelible mark upon the American art scene.”
Irving Shapiro, AWS
Former President and Director, American Academy of Art
“Eric Wiegardt’s brushwork is aggressive, and it’s so deceptively difficult to do this, to make it tie together and work. He allows the medium to have its own expression, to put a brush mark down and just leave it and let it speak for itself.”
Thomas Schaller
Juror, NWWS 81st Annual Open Exhibition
  • American Watercolor Society – “The Duck Hunter,” Gold Medal of Honor and Dolphin Fellow – 2012
  • Watercolor West – 53rd Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition – Beard’s Hollow, Awarded “National Watercolor Society Reciprocal Award “ – 2021
  • Watercolor West – 52nd Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition – Calella, Spain, Awarded “Master Status” and Southern California Art Organizations Award – 2020
  • Watercolor Art Society – Houston – 42nd International Watermedia Exhibition – Meersburg Lunch,  Jack Bowen Award – 2019
  • Watercolor West – 50th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition – Tidepoint #52San Diego Watercolor Society Reciprocal Award – 2018
  • TWSA-Transparent Watercolor Society of America – May – August 2017, The Watercolor Artist Magazine, Award of Merit
  • Red River Watercolor Society– Distinction Award – 2017
  • Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors – Karen & Gary Lee Award – 2017
  • Watercolor Art Society – Houston – 40th International Watermedia Exhibition – Merit Award – 2016
  • Watercolor Magazine – The Best Art of 2015

Press Release – Gold Metal of Honor – PDF

All Awards – PDF

  • American Watercolor Society – Dolphin Fellow
  • National Watercolor Society
  • Allied Artists of America
  • Watercolor West – Master Status
  • Northwest Watercolor Society
  • Transparent Watercolor Society of America – Master Status
  • Watercolor USA – Honor Society

All Memberships – PDF

  • American Watercolor Society – Traveling Exhibitions
  • China 2014 Shenzhen Art Museum and Traveling Exhibition
  • 6th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, CA
  • Frye Museum-Seattle, WA

All Museum Exhibits – PDF

  • Watercolor USA 2022 – Springfield Art Museum – Springfield,MO – June 4th to August 28th, 2022
  • Jack Dorsey Invitational: Vintage Watercolorists of Washington – Sunnyshore Studio – Camano Island, WA – March 12, 19, 26, 2022
  • California Watercolor Association 52nd National Exhibition – Pleasanton, CA Harrington Gallery – January 12 – March 12, 2022
  • Scott-Milo Gallery Group Show – Anacortes, WA – December 3, 2021 – January 29, 2022
  • Northwest Watercolor Society 81st International Open Exhibition ONLINE – October 22, 2021 – January 4, 2022

All Shows – PDF