Don Whitson

I’m a Signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society

I have recently been juried into the 2022 45th Annual Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition where I won an Award, the 2022 45th Annual Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition, the 2022 Virginia Watercolor Society 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition (I won an Award of Excellence in the Virginia Watercolor Society 41st Exhibition), the 57th Annual Southwestern Watercolor Society in Dallas, Texas, the Annual Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society Exhibition, and I was also juried into the  Annual Watercolor Exhibition of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild held at the McGuffey Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia.

I recently had a show at the Wayne Performing Arts Theatre showcasing paintings of movies and music. 

One of my paintings "Speakeasy Blues" was selected as the cover art for a new board game by Artana Games.

One of my paintings was on display at the Charleston International Airport for the South Carolina Watermedia Society National Show.  And then will be traveling across the state of South Carolina for the next year.

One of my paintings was selected to be part of the Ella 100 Exhibition honoring the late, great Ella Fitzgerald. The exhibition will be at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News, Virginia. The exhibition traveled to Japan, China, Germany and France. 

Two of my paintings were juried into BuyRVAart in Richmond, Virginia and received First Place, also the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild show at the Louisa Arts Center in Louisa, Virginia.  I am also showing in the Annual Shenandoah Valley Art Center show in June and July.  

I received an Honorable Mention in a national all-media painting contest by Turner artist paints for my Janis painting and an Honorable Mention in a national all-media show by SOHO Urban Artist paints for my Spit Shine painting.

My art is on display and for sale at Spitfire Tattoo and Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia, Co-Art Gallery in Staunton, Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro, Virginia, Crossroads Art Center Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, Reid Street Gallery in Chatham, Virginia, Friendly City B&B in Harrisonburg, Virginia,  Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona and on Fine Art America..

I currently have four paintings on display at the Augusta Health Urgent Care in Staunton, Virginia.