"Spiral Gyre #2, ©M. Stermer-Cox. Award of Distinction, Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring 2023

Award for “Spiral Gyre #2”, Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO)

I am delighted to announce that my watercolor painting Spiral Gyre #2 earned an “Award of Distinction” in the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s Spring 2023 Exhibition.  As such, I send my deepest “thanks” to Juror Vera Dickerson for selecting my work.

"Spiral Gyre #2 Earns An Award. Seen here with other paintings from the Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring 2023 Exhibition, Bend OR
WSO Spring Exhibition. Top row: “Evening in Madrid”, Susan Escobar; and “Sunflower Dance”, Pam Haunschild. Bottom Row: Sandra Takabayashi, “Milky Way”, and “Spiral Gyre #2”, Margaret Stermer-Cox. Photo by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass*

Where To See The Show

Bend, OR.  If you would like, you may see the exhibition in Bend, Oregon at the Rotunda Gallery, Barber Library at Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR, until May 26, 2023.  For your information, the library’s hours of operation are as follows:

  • Friday:  8am – 5pm
  • Saturday:  Closed
  • Sunday:  12-7pm
  • Monday thru Thursday:  8am-6pm.

Images On Line.  For your information, you may see the accepted paintings on YouTube.  And, a list of the winning artists may be found on the WSO website.

Thanks WSO 100 Club

I would also like to extend my gratitude to the WSO 100 Club for sponsoring the award! The WSO 100 Club is a non-profit foundation created to establish, grow and manage an awards fund.  Indeed, I feel honored to have earned one of their awards; thank you to the club’s patrons!

Thank you Volunteers

Additionally, I wold like say a huge “THANK YOU”  to the volunteers who worked to make this exhibition possible! I appreciate your service to our organization!

"Wonder" By Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass; 2nd Place Winner, Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring 2023 Exhibition
Second Place, Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring 2023 Exhibition*

Thanks & Congrats Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

And, I have another person I would like to recognize – fellow Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) member Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass!  My thanks to Lynda for letting me know that I had earned an award and for taking a photo of my painting in the Rotunda Gallery.  Also, congratulations to Lynda for earning Second Place in the show for your painting Wonder!

Margaret Stermer- Cox, "Spiral Gyre #2"; watercolor
“Spiral Gyre #2” Watercolor

About Spiral Gyre #2.

While imagining my next painting, once again a spiral theme popped into my mind. I like the idea that life sometimes resembles a spiral. Much like a circle, it seems like we come to places that we have been to before.  However, because of time and experience, we do not come back to the same, exact point. Instead, we come to another point on a huge spiral.



If you happen to be in Bend, OR before May 26, I invite you to visit the
Spring Exhibition at the Barber Library’s Rotunda Gallery.  Please remember that they are closed on Saturday.  Thank you!

*Note:  Photographs taken by Ms. Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass used with her permission.

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