About the 2016 Biennial Exhibition / Knoxville, Tennessee
The 35th Biennial Exhibition was held May 20-June 24, 2016, at The Emporium in Knoxville, Tennessee. Following the exhibition opening, a selection of the juried works continued across Tennessee as a traveling exhibit, stopping at six other gallery venues. Juror: John Salminen
John T. Salminen NWS, AWS.DF
John is a signature member of numerous art societies, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in China and the Australian Watercolour Institute. He has won more than 220 awards in national and international exhibitions, including the AWS Gold Medal two times, the Silver Star First Place Award in the National Watercolor Society Exhibition two times, the Allied Artists Gold and Silver Medals, the first place award in TWSA three times, the Shanghai Biennial Award and the Thailand Ministry of Culture award. John is a frequent judge and/or juror for international exhibitions. He has been an invited artist in nineteen international watercolor exhibitions.