Fine Art Judge Ronnie Rector

Ronnie Rector

I started painting after taking my Girl Scout troop to a watercolor workshop. They had so much fun that I signed up for a class with the same artist, and was told I “intimidated the other students.” Not sure that’s a good thing, but oh how I love this medium! How the colors mix in water, how they seem to fight with each other, building layers of colors to create something amazing.

I am current President of the Sierra Watercolor Society in Reno, a member of the Nevada Artists Association, the Latimer Art Club, Sacramento Fine Arts’ WASH club, hold Associate membership with the Women Artists of the West, and signature status with the California Watercolor Association. I received the inaugural “The First Lady Presents…” award from First Lady Kathy Sisolak in 2020, and the inaugural Reno Tahoe Artist Excellence in Watercolor award in 2022. I also just received the Excellence in Watercolor Gold Award from the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.  Oh…and I work full time as a Public Works Contracts Administrator.

It’s an honor for me to be asked to judge the artwork at this year’s California State Fair!

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