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William Walcott

Bremerton, WA

Bill Walcott was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, but has lived in many different places over the past 80 + years. In grammar school and high school he was the “class artist,” but his “official” art training began at age 13, when he took a weekly evening class in drawing and oil painting from a local artist. He has been drawing and painting intermittently since then, but other endeavors and professions intervened for much of that time, including working in the field of architecture, and later becoming a physician.

Over the years Bill has taken many painting workshops, given by known and respected artists. His most meaningful workshops were those given by Frank Covino, an outstanding nationally known artist, who taught all aspects of oil painting with an emphasis on the techniques of the Renaissance Masters. With Covino’s guidance Bill’s painting technique and knowledge of art continuously improved.

Entries in the 2022 51st Annual Helen Norris Open Art Show

I try to imbue each painting  (or drawing) with a spark of life and mystery. I do this through the use of unusual perspective, or by the use of dramatic light, shadow, (and color), and by trying to provide a feeling of harmony in each painting or drawing.  There are many thoughts about the meaning of the word “harmony” in art, but I believe it is best described  as  the  melding of unity  ( which is  expressed by a repetition  or a dominance of color, shape, line, value, etc) and variety.  Most artists, including myself, will  spend a lifetime attempting to master this concept of “harmony” in order to continue to produce significant art that is meaningful and universal.

William Walcott

2013

RECENT SHOWS AND AWARDS

2022
Sidney Art Gallery

Winners’ Circle Show, January 2022

2021
Edmonds Art Festival

Honorable Mention for the acrylic painting “Red Dashboard”

Sidney Art Gallery

Helen Norris Open Art Show. 1st place in the Drawing category 

2020
CVG Show 2020

Bremerton, WA, Annual Statewide Juried Show

2019
CVG Show 2019

Bremerton, WA, Annual Statewide Juried Show

Kingston Art Fair

Edmonds Arts Festival, 3rd place prize for the acrylic painting “Wake of the Ferry”

2018
CVG Show 2018

Bremerton, WA, Annual Statewide Juried Show

Kingston Art Fair

Honorable Mention in 2D Category for the acrylic painting “Airport Waiting”
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA), One-man show in the Ellis Bistro Gallery, March 10- June 3

2017

CVG Show 2017

Bremerton, WA, Annual Statewide Juried Show

Kingston Art Fair

First Prize in 2D category for the acrylic painting “Royal Couple and Attendants”

2016

CVG Show 2016

Bremerton, WA, Annual Statewide Juried Show. “Best of Kitsap Award” for the painting “Dance Partners”

Northwind Arts Center

Expressions Northwest: “Special Award” for the acrylic painting “Royal Couple and Attendants”

2015

Sidney Gallery in Port Orchard

First place in the painting category for the painting “Split Personality”

CVG Show 2015

Bremerton, WA, Annual Statewide Juried Show

2014

CVG Show

Bremerton, WA, Annual Statewide Juried Show

Sidney Gallery in Port Orchard

First place in the painting category for the painting “Dance Partners”

Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition

Finalist

Northwinds Arts Center juried show

Merit award for the painting “Nobody listens to the Speaker of the House”

2013

CVG Show

Bremerton, WA, Annual Statewide Juried Show. 

Sidney Gallery in Port Orchard

First place in the drawing category for the pencil drawing “Sheep Safely Grazing”

Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition

Finalist

2012

CVG Show

Bremerton, WA, Annual Statewide Juried Show. 

Sidney Gallery in Port Orchard

Helen Norris Open Art Show, 1st place in the Acrylic/Oil category for the painting “Reflections II”

2011

CVG Show

Bremerton, WA. Annual Statewide Juried Show

Northwind Arts Center

Juried show, Port Townsend, WA. “Best of Show” for the painting “Outdoor Still Life”

Northwind Arts Center

Juried miniature show, Port Townsend, WA

Old Town Silverdale Custom Framing and Gallery

2010

CVG Show

Bremerton, WA. Annual Statewide Juried Show

Sidney Art Gallery

Helen Norris Open Art Show, 1st place in the Acrylic/Oil category for the painting “Mount Rainier at Dusk”

Old Town Silverdale Custom Framing and Gallery

Northwind Arts Center

Juried miniature show, Port Townsend, WA

2009

Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition

Finalist

Northwind Arts Center

Juried miniature show, Port Townsend, WA. “Best of Show” for the painting “Engine #4”

 Old Town Silverdale Custom Framing and Gallery

2007

Northwind Arts Center

Juried miniature show, Port Townsend, WA.

2006

Sequim Arts Annual Juried Show, Sequim, WA

“Art for the Parks”

National juried art show. Only 100 paintings out of approximately 2000 submissions from throughout the country were selected each year. Two paintings selected.

2005

“Art Matters”, Tacoma, WA.

Sequim Arts Annual Juried Show, Sequim, WA

“Art for the Parks”

National juried art show. Only 100 paintings out of approximately 2000 submissions from throughout the country were selected each year. One painting selected.

Northwind Arts Center

Juried show, Port Townsend, WA

Northwind Arts Center

Juried miniature show, Port Townsend, WA. “Merit Award” for the painting “Salad Plate”

Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition

Finalist

2004

“Art Matters”, Tacoma, WA.

Sequim Arts Annual Juried Show, Sequim, WA

Merchant Award for the painting “On Stage”

Northwind Arts Center

Juried show, Port Townsend, WA. Merit Award for the painting “Looking Toward Liberty”

Northwind Arts Center

Juried miniature show, Port Townsend, WA. “Merit Award” for the painting “Salad Plate”

2003

Haheim Gardens, Seattle, WA

2002

Artist’s Edge Gallery, Bremerton, WA (one-man show)