Juror, Jean Grastorf
Jean Grastorf, AWS, NWS, TWSA is a graduate of The Rochester Institute of Technology with further studies at the School of Ceramics at Alfred, NY. She is an elected member of numerous watercolor societies. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Watercolor Society as well as the Jury of Submissions and Jury of Awards. Her work appears in watercolor books and magazines and she is the author of “Pouring Light, Layering Transparent Watercolor” which was released in November 2005 by North Light.
Among her awards are the Don Dennis Memorial, the Walser Greathouse Medal and the Elsie and David Wu Ject -Key Award from the AWS. Also the Gold Award from the Florida Watercolor Society, the First Award from the Southern Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. She is represented in the permanent collections of Florida International University, the National Watercolor Society, Tropicana Corporation, Raymond James Financial Corporation and the Neville Public Museum of Brown County.
Often retained as a juror and lecturer, Jean has taught for watercolor societies throughout the country including Alaska and Hawaii and overseas in Greece and the Carribean for the University at Sea.