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AWA has confirmed three jurors who will be selecting the finalists for the 2021 Spring Online Juried Show!


Kelly Kane | Selection & Awards Juror

With more than 24 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education, and art history. The Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter, she served previously as Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal.




Diana Reuter-Twining, AWA Master-Signature & Board Member (AWA President Emerita) | Selection Juror

Diana received her BA in Art History from Hollins University in 1973 and went on to receive her Master of Architecture from Catholic University in 1981. She and her husband Ned spent five years in Southern Africa working with South African National Parks and the Smithsonian Institution on developing strategies that could enable the previously disadvantaged to become stewards of their wildlife through Conservation Science Centers. It was during this time that Diana committed to bringing awareness to the natural world through her art.



Claudia Seymour, AWA Signature Member | Selection Juror

Claudia paints vibrant still lifes and florals in oil and pastel. Committed to representational art, she uses light and color to emphasize the beauty in both everyday and rare and antique objects. She is President Emerita of the historic Salmagundi Club in New York, as well as a member of numerous art organizations. Claudia is represented by J.M. Stringer Gallery in Vero Beach, FL, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT, and Gladwell and Patterson, in London, England.