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Alicia Farris

About Us

About Our Art

Art provides the opportunity to capture and share the spirit and personality of a subject, whether animate or not.  Alicia likes to isolate what seams common and recreate it in a different light, all the while, creating a source of emotion and cause for reflection for the viewer.

In her travels and at home, a wide variety of subject matter catches her eye, from landscapes to animals to human subjects.  The flavors of people that Alicia encounters definitely inspire her work.   Farris notes, “I always have one hand on my camera, especially when I’m in a crowd.  I’m not looking to go home and paint someone’s portrait; rather, I love to try to recreate an emotion and the imagined personality of an unfamiliar subject.”

An award winning and Internationally recognized artist,  Alicia Farris’ work was recently exhibited in San Pedro, Ca, China, and Spain.   As she is always grasping new knowledge and experience, she is astounded at the journey on which art is taking her.  Alicia supports the arts in her involvement in many art organizations and loves to share her passion by teaching workshops throughout the country.  Please visit Alicia’s website for her upcoming workshop schedule.  Visit Alicia on Facebook :  and Instagram: aliciafarrisart. View Alicia’s work at Missouri Artists on Main in St. Charles, MO and Waverly House Gallery in Springfield, MO.

St. Louis Watercolor society – signature

Missouri Watercolor Society – signature – lifetime member

Southwestern Watercolor Society – signature

National Watercolor Society – signature

Watercolor Honor Society – signature

American Watercolor Society

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Transparent Watercolor Society

Juried member, Best of Missouri Hands

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society

Springfield Regional Arts Council, lifetime member

Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield

Springfield Plein Air

Juried Artist/Studio:

Alicia Farris

Short Description:

Watercolor, water media artist, teaching artist

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Awards and Honors

NWS 50 Stars Exhibition 2020- Stars of the US Watercolor Societies – San Pedro, CA.  July – Sept. 2020

Southern Watercolor Society 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition – Clarksville, Tn. May – July, 2020

Missouri Watercolor Society Annual International Exhibition – Barcelona, Spain – April 2020

Missouri Valley Impressionists Society National Exhibition, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Mo, Sept. 2019

Third Place Honor, Southwestern Watercolor Society Annual Member’s Exhibition, Richardson Tx. Sept. 2019

National Watercolor Society 99th International Open Exhibition, October 2019, San Pedro, CA,

Interview, Missouri Life Magazine, October 2019,

Award of Excellence, Watercolor USA 2019 Annual National Juried Exhibition – June 2019

Best of Show, 1st place, and 2nd place in watercolor category – 2019 Augusta Plein Air Festival – April – 2019

Interview and feature, The Art of Watercolour Magazine, 33rd issue, December – 2018

First Prize, The Art of Watercolour Magazine International Reader’s Competition – September – 2018 – French publication

Watercolor USA, Watercolor Honors Society qualification 57th Annual National Juried Exhibition – June-August, 2018 – Springfield, Mo.

Jack Richeson Honorable Mention Award, Missouri Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Qingdao, China, June and July, 2018

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 43rd Annual Exhibit April 1-June 24, 2018, Tucson, Az.

The Museum of the Bible, Washington D.C.  Commissioned to create 9 large acrylic works to exhibit in the hospitality area, 2017

Edgar A. Whitney Transparent Watercolor Award, 54th Annual Members Exhibition of the Southwestern Watercolor Society August 31-Sept. 30, 2017,  Richardson, TX

3rd Place award, 6th Annual Exhibition – Missouri Valley Impressionists Society July -Sept, 2017 Rice Gallery, Overland Pk, KS

Watercolor USA  National Juried Exhibition – June 3-August 27, 2017 – Springfield, MO

Kansas Watercolor Society  Annual National Exhibition – Nov. 2016, Wichita Kansas

Northwestern Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition – Oct. 2016 – Bothell, Washington

National Watercolor Society 2016 96th International Exhibition Exhibit- Oct. – Dec. 2016 – San Pedro, CA  –Signature membership qualification

Commissioned as the official artist of the 2016 Price Cutter Charity Championship event of the PGA Tour, Springfield, MO.   August, 2016

Jurors Choice/Best of Show, Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield, May, 2016

Award of Achievement, 17th Annual Exhibition of the St. Louis Watercolor Society, April 2016