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About the Artist

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Adrienne Watts is an emerging visual artist who embarked on her artistic journey in Wilmington, NC, where she was an active member of the Wilmington Art Association and Art League of Leland. During this time, her works found representation in esteemed galleries such as New Elements Gallery, Sunset River Marketplace, and Water+Color Gallery. In 2022, she relocated to Sarasota, FL, where she continues to pursue her passion.

 

Prior to her artistic pursuits, Watts had a successful career in  finance, earning a degree in accounting and an MBA. Over the span of 30 years, she served as a CPA, corporate controller, and eventually became the co-owner of a real estate company with her husband. Throughout her professional endeavors, she maintained her dedication to art, composing pet portraits and still life paintings in watercolor and watercolor pencil for friends and acquaintances.

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CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

Weaving Dreams - Solo Exhibition at Art Ovation Hotel Lobby Gallery

May - November, 2024, 1255 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, Florida

 

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Curator, Creative Liberties Exhibition At Fogartyville - 2023-24

 

Grant Recipient NC Arts Council Artists Support Grant - 2022

Grant Recipient Jerry's Artarama and the Jerry Goldstein Foundation - 2021

It's ALL Art, Art League of Leland, Exhibition Selection Committee - 2021 


PAST SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

Women Contemporary Artists All Member Exhibition at Art & Frame - Award

February 9 - March 21, 2024, 1055 S. Tamiami Trail

Artist Residency at Art Ovation Hotel

Previewing and Demonstrating New Woven Canvas Paintings

March 5 - March 11, 2024, 1255 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida

Artist Residency at Art Ovation Hotel

Previewing and Demonstrating New Woven Canvas Paintings

March 5 - March 11, 2024, 1255 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida

Annual Juried Members Show at Art Center Sarasota

January 25 - March 2, 2024, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 

Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous Exhibition at ArtCenter Manatee

Awarded Signature Membership Status

January 30 - March 8, 2024, 209 9th St W, Bradenton, Florida

Creative Liberties at Fogartyville 

December, 2023 - January, 2024, 525 Kumquat Street, Sarasota, Florida

Small Works at Five Deuces Gallery

November, 2023 - January 2024, 2101 3rd Avenue S, Studio 6, St. Petersburg, Florida .

Joyful Expressions - Art Center Manatee

November - December, 2023, 209 9th Street West, Bradenton Florida

All Abstracts 2023 International Visual Arts Competition - Bronze Award 

December, 2023, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 

Vino Bistro

October - November, 2023, 1419 5th Street, Sarasota, Florida

Creative Liberties Group Exhibition @ Crescendo Gallery

May - November, 2023, Art Ovation Hotel, 1255 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida

 

Shades of Red 2023 International Visual Arts Competition - Finalist Award

July 2023, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

SLAMD Artists' Residency

May 2 - 14, 2023, Art Ovation Hotel, 1255 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida

Light Space Time Online Gallery - All Women Art Exhibition

February 1 - 28, 2023 

Annual Members Juried Exhibition

February 2 - March 11, 2023, Art Center of Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida

Annual Member Exhibit

February 2 - 24, 2023, Art Center Manatee, 209 9th Street West, Bradenton Florida

Creative Liberties Artist Residency

February 21 - February 27, 2023, Art Ovation Hotel, 1255 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida

Artist Residency

February 28 - March 6, 2023, Art Ovation Hotel, 1255 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida

My Best Work of 2022 International Visual Arts Competition - Silver Award 

January 2023, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 

/Ab' strakt/ Deena King, Joyce Berger, Adrienne Watts

November 5, 2022 - January 2, 2023, Define Art Gallery, 2170 Main Street #101, Sarasota, Florida 


Artist of the Day

September 7, 2022, The National Association of Women Artists. New York, New York

State of the Art/Art of the State

April 8 - October 9, 2022, Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina

 

Here Comes the Sun - Creative Liberties

June 9 - 30, 2022, 901B Apricot Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 

50th Annual Melvin Art Exhibition - Lakeland Art Guild

May 14 - June 4, 2022, Lakeland Art Guild, Lakeland, Florida (Online)

Benefit Exhibition for Ukraine Refugees - Acme Art Gallery 

April 22 - May 20, 2022, 711 North 5th Avenue, Wilmington, North Carolina 

ROY G BIV - Craven Arts Council & Bank of the Arts Gallery 

May 1 - 31, 2022, 317 Middle Street, New Bern, North Carolina

NC Azalea Festival Art Show/Wilmington Art Association 40th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale

April 2 - 10, 2022, Hannah Block USO Building, Wilmington, North Carolina

11th Annual All Women 2022 International Visual Arts Competition - Special Merit Awards 

March 2022, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 

 

Light Space & Time Online Gallery (Online) My Best Work of 2021 International Visual Arts Competition - Bronze Award 

Anything Goes - Art Center of Sarasota

January 27 - March 5, 2022, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida

11th Annual All Women 2022 International Visual Arts Competition - Special Merit & Special Recognition 

February 2022, Light Space & Time Online Gallery (Online) 

My Best Work of 2021 International Visual Arts Competition - Bronze Award 

January 2022, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 

Modes of Abstraction - Art Center of Sarasota

December 9, 2021 - January 15 2022, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 

Third Annual Gallery Show & Sale of the ArtWorks Village Artists 

October - December, 2021, 200 Willard Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 

Art & the Bloom - The New Hanover Garden Club  

January 7 - 9, 2022, The Blockade Runner, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Autumn 2021 International Visual Arts Competition - Silver Award

November-December, 2021, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

5th Annual Patterns Art Exhibit

September 2021, Light Space & Time Online Gallery (Online) (Awards)

Landfall Foundation: 21st Annual Art Show and Sale (Award)

August 25 - 27, 2021, Country Club of Landfall, Wilmington, North Carolina

Second Annual Gallery Show & Sale of the ArtWorks Village Artists

May 2019 - September 2021, 200 Willard Street, Wilmington, North Carolina

555 Special Art Exhibit

July 2021, Light Space & Time Online Gallery (Online) (Awards)

Large Scale Abstracts - Leland Cultural Arts Center 

June 5 - July 1, 2021, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, North Carolina

My Studio: Enter at Your Own Risk – Sunset River Marketplace (Invited)

 May 5 – June 5, 2021, 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, North Carolina

NC Azalea Festival Art Show/Wilmington Art Association 39th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale 

April 3 - 11, 2021, Hannah Block USO Building, Wilmington, North Carolina (Award)

10th Anniversary Art Exhibition - Light Space Time 

July 25 - October 2, 2020, Online Gallery (Online) (Awards)

McColl Center Benefit Art Sale - The McColl Center for Art + Innovation 

October, 26 - 29, 2020, 721 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina (Online and Live Event for 2020) 

Adrienne Watts Solo Exhibition - The Burgwin-Wright House 

September 29 - October 17, 2020, 224 Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 

12th Annual Abstracts Art Exhibition - Light Space Time

March 2021, Online Gallery (Online) (Awards)

Art Around Town Solo Exhibition 

March 31 - July 31, 2020, Offices of Active Care Chiropractic, 5814 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina

Abstraction: Featuring Eight Gallery Artists 

March, 2020 (Extended due to Covid-19 Closures!) Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, North Carolina 

11th Annual Abstracts Online Art Competition (Special Merit Category)

March, 2020, Light Space & Time Online Gallery (Online)

 Abstracts Matter - 311 Gallery  

March 5 - March 28, 2020, 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 

Pink: Recent Work by Adrienne Watts - The District Kitchen & Cocktails 

 February 18 - March 20, 2020, 1001 N 4th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina  

Art & the Bloom 2020 - The New Hanover Garden Club

January 9 - January 11, 2020, The Blockade Runner, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Annual Art in the Arboretum 

November 1-3, 2019, New Hanover County Arboretum, Wilmington, North Carolina 

Art League of Leland’s “I Heart Art” 

September 21 - 22, 2019, Brunswick Forest Fitness & Wellness Center, Leland, North Carolina 

Landfall Foundation 20th Annual Art Show & Sale 

August 15 - 17, 2019, Landfall Clubhouse, Wilmington, North Carolina 

Artiste Fine Art Gallery & Studio 

July 30 - September 20, 2019, Artiste Fine Art Gallery & Studio, Wilmington, 

North Carolina

 

Associated Artists of Southport Summer Regional Art Show 

June 24 - July 14, 2019, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, North Carolina (Award) 

Town of Leland, NC 

May 31 - June 28, 2019, Leland Town Hall, Leland, North Carolina

Silver Arts by the Sea 

May 17 - 19, 2019, the ArtWorks, Wilmington, North Carolina (Award) 

It’s ALL Art Juried Exhibit 

May 4 - 31, 2019, Leland Cultural Arts Center, Leland, North Carolina 

A Year of Abstraction - An Exhibit of Recent Artwork 

April 10 - June 9, 2019, Waterline Brewing Company, Wilmington, North Carolina 

NC Azalea Festival Art Show/Wilmington Art Association 37th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale 

March 30 - April 7, 2019, Hannah Block USO Building, Wilmington, North Carolina (Award) 

Artists at the ArtWorks Exhibition and Sale 

March 1 - 30, 2019, Gallery Verrazzano, The ArtWorks, Wilmington, North Carolina 

Associated Artists of Southport Spring Art Show 

February 25 - March 16, 2019, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, North Carolina 

Cape Fear Artists Winter Art Show 2019 

January 11 - February 1, 2019, Cape Fear Artists Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina 

Art in the Arboretum 

November 2 - 4, 2018, New Hanover County Arboretum, Wilmington, North Carolina

Art Around Town Joint Exhibition with Marty Relan

October 18, 2018 - March 31, 2019, Wilmington Dental Excellence, Wilmington, North Carolina 

4th Annual ARTfall Juried Show and Sale 

October 4 - 7, 2018, Hannah Block Community Arts Center, Wilmington, North Carolina 

Hang Local Art Program Exhibit 

July - September, 2018, Port City Java Lumina Station, Wilmington, North Carolina 

Associated Artists of Southport Summer Regional Juried Show 

June 25 - July 14, 2018, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, North Carolina 

Sunset Vision Uniquely Brunswick Art Show & Sale 

June 21 - 23, 2018, Sunset Beach, North Carolina 

North Carolina Silver Arts by the Sea 

May 21, 2018, the ArtWorks, Wilmington, North Carolina (Award) 

NC Azalea Festival Art Show/Wilmington Art Association 36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale 

April 7 - 15, 2018, Hannah Block USO Building, Wilmington, North Carolina (Award) 

Associated Artists of Southport Spring Regional Juried Show 

February 26 - March 17, 2018, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, North Carolina

State of the Art/Art of the State 

October 8, 2017 - July 8, 2018, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina 

3rd Annual ARTfall Juried Show and Sale 

September 21 - 24, 2017, Hannah Block Community Arts Center, Wilmington, North Carolina 

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