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Batavia

Work from Batavia artist seen at home and internationally

"The Day the Sun Turned Cold," a painting by Rosalie Waranius Vass, is on display at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, through May 15. The Batavia resident currently has other paintings on exhibit in China, St. Charles and Geneva.
"The Day the Sun Turned Cold," a painting by Rosalie Waranius Vass, is on display at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, through May 15. The Batavia resident currently has other paintings on exhibit in China, St. Charles and Geneva.

Rosalie Waranius Vass of Batavia has had the honor of exhibiting paintings at national and international museums.

Her highest international honors came when she was selected for the International Watercolor Biennial at the Shenzhen Museum in China and the International Small Image Exchange Exhibit at the Luohu Art Museum in China, states a news release.

An artist must be a signature member of the National Watercolor Society to enter these Chinese exhibits, and Vass has held such designation since 1989, the release states.

The Small Image show required paintings to be less than 15 inches in either dimension.

Only 100 paintings were chosen, and Vass’ painting “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” was a prize winner, states the release.

Nearly 3,800 artists from around the world submitted work for the Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial. Seven international judges chose 233 paintings, including Vass’ painting “Queen M & Her Golden Keep.” It is included in a tabletop book from the biennial, according to the release.

Both shows will tour various museums and galleries for a year. The Small Image tour will end at the National Watercolor Society gallery in San Pedro, California, in August.

Locally, Vass has two florals in the Norris Cultural Arts Center’s “Watercolor 16” show, taking place in St. Charles through April 9. Her artwork also is on permanent display at Gallery 28 in Geneva.

Vass has been a Batavia resident for 40 years. Her painting “The Golden City” was featured on the very first poster for Batavia’s Art In Your Eye festival in 2005, the release states. She volunteered many hours to help coordinate the Art In Your Eye City Hall exhibit for local artists, as well as assisted with the former Batavia Artists Guild and its local exhibits.

More of her paintings and information about her exhibits can be found at rosaliewaraniusvass.com.

Rosalie Waranius Vass of Batavia has had the honor of exhibiting paintings at national and international museums.

Her highest international honors came when she was selected for the International Watercolor Biennial at the Shenzhen Museum in China and the International Small Image Exchange Exhibit at the Luohu Art Museum in China, states a news release.

An artist must be a signature member of the National Watercolor Society to enter these Chinese exhibits, and Vass has held such designation since 1989, the release states.

The Small Image show required paintings to be less than 15 inches in either dimension.

Only 100 paintings were chosen, and Vass’ painting “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” was a prize winner, states the release.

Nearly 3,800 artists from around the world submitted work for the Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial. Seven international judges chose 233 paintings, including Vass’ painting “Queen M & Her Golden Keep.” It is included in a tabletop book from the biennial, according to the release.

Both shows will tour various museums and galleries for a year. The Small Image tour will end at the National Watercolor Society gallery in San Pedro, California, in August.

Locally, Vass has two florals in the Norris Cultural Arts Center’s “Watercolor 16” show, taking place in St. Charles through April 9. Her artwork also is on permanent display at Gallery 28 in Geneva.

Vass has been a Batavia resident for 40 years. Her painting “The Golden City” was featured on the very first poster for Batavia’s Art In Your Eye festival in 2005, the release states. She volunteered many hours to help coordinate the Art In Your Eye City Hall exhibit for local artists, as well as assisted with the former Batavia Artists Guild and its local exhibits.

More of her paintings and information about her exhibits can be found at rosaliewaraniusvass.com.

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