George Politis AWS, RI
Watermedia artist

George Politis AWS, RI

 

Member of

 

SKETBE (Thessaloniki, Greece), Past President 2009 - 2015

RI - Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours - Signature Member

AWS - American Watercolor Society - Signature Member

SDWS - San Diego Watercolor Society - Signature Member

NEWS - North East Watercolor Society - Signature Member

MoWS - Missouri Watercolor Society - Signature Member

AWA - Arizona Watercolor Association - Signature Member / Honor Society / Life Member

IAF - Institut des Arts Figuratifs, Quebec - Signature Member

 

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

  • Thessaloniki, Municipality of Thessaloniki, 1996
  • Thessaloniki, Culture Centre, Prefecture of Thessaloniki, 1997 (exhibition of the Cultural Capital of Europe, Thessaloniki 97)
  • Larissa, Rodopouleio Centre, 1998
  • Katerini, St. Fotios, 1999
  • London, Callery Forty Seven, 2001
  • London, Hellenic Centre, 2002
  • Thessaloniki, Geni Tzami Municipal Gallery (Dimitria 06), 2006
  • Piraeus Bank Convention Centre Gallery, 2010
  • Myro Gallery 2013
  • Techni Gallery, Kilkis, 2013
  • Reims, France, 2013
  • Triveni Gallery, N. Delhi 2014
  • Govedarou Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, 2015
  • Dipolo Gallery, Thessaloniki, 2015
  • Metropolitan Hotel Gallery, Thessaloniki, 2017
  • Vafopouleio Gallery, Thessaloniki, 2017
  • Institut Francais de Thessalonique, 2018
  • Reims, France, 2018
  • Veria, Byzantine Museum, 2019
  • IFT, Institut Francais de Thessalonique 2020

 

and participation in GROUP EXHIBITIONS in Greece and abroad including:

  • London, Royal Institute of Watercolor Painters, 2000 - 2020
  • New York, American Watercolor Society International 2001, 2002, 2007, 2016, 2017
  • Watercolor International Biennial, Thessaloniki, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Watercolor Salon, Thessaloniki, 2015, 2017
  • Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial, China, 2015
  • San Diego Watercolor Society 2000, 2001, 2016
  • Arizona, AWA National Exhibition, 2000
  • Sare Gallery, Moscow, 2020
  • Arizona, AWA Members Exhibition, 2000, 2001, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
  • Philadelphia, PWCS 117th Exhibition, 2017
  • NWS, National Watercolor Society Exhibition, 2000
  • NWS, Members Exhibition, 2018, 2019
  • Salzburg, Austria, Large Format Watercolor, B11 Gallery, 2017
  • Fabriano, Italy, Watercolor Festival 2014 - 2019
  • Belgrade, Large Format Biennial, 2017, 2019
  • Rome, Mediterraneo Exhibition, 2017
  • Shanghai, Lingag Contemporary Art Gallery, 2017
  • Xi An, Silk Art Roads, China, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Vienna, ReInterpretation Watercolor Exhibition, 2017
  • N. Delhi, Masters Watercolor Exhibition, 2017
  • Slovakia, IWS Watercolor Exhibition, 2017
  • Tirana, Albania, Masters of Watercolor Exhibition, 2016
  • Nanning, China, Invitational Watercolor Exhibition, 2016
  • Karachi, Pakistan, ArtCiti Gallery, 2016
  • Aiguillon, France, Watercolor Exhibition, 2016, 2017
  • Thailand, Hua Hin Blu Port Watercolor International Exhibition, 2016
  • IWS Pakistan, Karachi, Watercolor Biennial, 2016
  • Alizarines, Paris, France, 2016
  • IV Exposición d' Acuarela, Barcelona, 2016
  • Katsigra Museum, Larisa, Watercolor Salon, 2016
  • Watercolor Biennial, Galeria A, Belgrade, 2016
  • India, Watercolor Biennial, N. Delhi, 2015, 2017
  • Indonesia, IWS Watercolor Exhibition, 2015
  • International Watercolor Biennial, Estaimpuis Belgium, 2012, 2014
  • London, Llewellyn Alexander "Million Brushstrokes", 1999, 2000
  • London, Society of Botanical Artists, 1999
  • Wales, Hilliard Society, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006
  • Canada, Gallerie d' Art Manseau, Joliette, Quebec, 2000
  • Canada, Quebec, 2004
  • Australia, ASMA, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • London, Royal Miniature Society Exhibition, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • California, National Watercolor Society International 2001
  • Quebec, Laurier Museum, Salon de la Configuration, 2000
  • New Mexico, NMMAS Miniature Show, 2000
  • Thessaloniki, SKETBE, 1st Panhellenic Miniature Exhibition, 2001
  • Quebec, IAF Exhibition, 2004, 2005
  • Quebec, Chicoutimi, Art Symposium, 2004, 2007, 2009
  • Thessaloniki, Yiannis Ritsos Exhibition 2009
  • Thessaloniki, Piraeus Bank Convention Centre, 2010
  • Thessaloniki, Epsilon Gallery 2011, 2012
  • Thessaloniki, Myro Gallery, "The face of the Artist", 2012
  • Thessaloniki, Vlassis Art Gallery, Miniature Exhibition, 2010, 2011, 2012

 

Awards

  • 1999, ASMA, Australia, "Commended Award in Watercolor"
  • 2000, NMMAS, New Mexico, USA, "Lewis Award"
  • 2000, Australia, "Best Watercolor"
  • 2000, CPA, Pensylvannia, "Architectural Painting Award"
  • 2001, AWA, Arizona, Spring Members, "President's Award"
  • 2001, ASMA, Australia, Best in Mixed Media
  • 2001, AWA, Arizona, Fall Members, Merchand Award
  • 2002, Thessaloniki, Cyrillion Centre, Commended Award
  • 2007, AWA, Arizona, "Award of Excellence"
  • 2009, NEWS, New York, "American Framers Award"
  • 2010, NEWS, New York, "Creative Catalyst Production Award"
  • 2011, Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA), "Award of Excellence
  • 2011, NEWS, New York, "Richard Price Award"
  • 2015, India, IWS Watercolor Exhibition, Top20 Award
  • 2016, NEWS, New York, J. Richeson Award
  • 2016, Watercolor International Biennial, Thessaloniki, ArteMiranda Award
  • 2016, Belgrade, Watercolor Biennial, Top20 Award
  • 2016, Pakistan, IWS Biennial, "Hardship Award"
  • 2016, Thailand, Hua Hin Blu Port International Exhibition, Organiser Award
  • 2016, Albania, Tirana, Spring Watercolor Festival, Top20 Award
  • 2016, Alizarines, Paris, France, Medal of City of Paris
  • 2017, AWA, Arizona Watercolor Association, Award of Excellence
  • 2017, American Art Awards, Still Life 1st Award
  • 2017, PCWS, Philadelphia, PCWS 117th Exhibition Award
  • 2017, NEWS, New York, Rosenberg Award
  • 2017, Watercolor Salon Thessaloniki, Silver Award
  • 2019, American Art Awards, Watercolor Portrait, 2nd Award
  • 2019, Arizona Watercolor Association, J. Richesson Award
  • 2019, Abu Rawash Competition, Commended Award
  • 2020, Pakistan International Biennale, "Watercolor Master Award for Contemporary Painting"
  • 2020, AWA, Arizona Watercolor Association, C. Joe Merchandise Award
  • 2020, SARE Gallery
  • 2020, AWA, Online Exhibition, Best Watercolor 
  • 2020, KDS &Sawant Art Foundation International Competition, 1st place
  • 2021, SDWS January Members Show, 3rd place

 

 Articles - Publications

 

Articles in Greek newspapers and in the magazines "the Artist" (UK), "L' Aquarelliste" (Canada) and "International Artist" and "L' Art de l' Aquarelle" (France). His work has been included in publications such as "Le Grand Livre de l' Aquarelle", "Splash 7 - Best of Watercolor" (North Light Books) e.a.