William (Bill) Rogers is an Elected Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) of which he is currently the President. He is also a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) and the Societe Canadienne de l’Aquarelle (SCA).
Most of his landscapes are done “Plein-air” and he also paints the model from life, usually twice a week.
One of these watercolor figures is featured in “Splash 9” from Northlight Books.
He also has a figure drawing in “Strokes of Genius 2″ from Northlight Books.
Horses are a subject dear to his heart, as he had owned them for over 20 years, until 1993 when his art career demanded his total attention. These days he just paints horses but his intimate knowledge of their anatomy and characteristic actions helps make his horse subjects much sought after and winners of numerous awards. One of these works, "Go" , has been selected for "Splash 14" from Northlight Books and is due to be in print in 2013.
Bill has extensive teaching experience and teaches Art part time at StFX University as well as many workshops in Canada and abroad.
Colonie Art League, Latham NY 1999: MBE Award,
Colonie Art League, Latham NY 2000: Cozzens Memorial Award
UCCB Faculty Alumni Show 2001: Best of Show
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 2002: Jack Richeson Co. Award
Societe Canadienne de l’Aquarelle, Montreal 2004: Award for Movement
Louisiana Watercolor Society, New Orleans 2005: Merit Award
Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Kankakee IL 2005: Arlington Hgts. Arts Guild Award
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Toronto 2005: Daler Rowney Award
HTA Art Show, Lexington KY 2006: First Place Aquamedia
HTA Art Show, Lexington KY 2007: First Place Aquamedia, Special Excellence Aquamedia
HTA Art Show, Lexington KY 2008: Special Excellence in Oil and Water Media.
Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Open Water, Toronto 2008: Stevenson Award
Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA 2009: Honorable Mention
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Open Water, Calgary 2009, AJ Casson Medal for Best in Show
Great Canadian Paint-out, Ottawa Ontario June 11 2011, Best in All Media, 2nd in Watermedia
Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Open Water, Toronto 2011, Creative Catalyst Award
FASO (Fine Art Studio Online) Boldbrush Painting Competition, January 2013, Outstanding Watercolor Award
Gaelic College, St. Anns N.S.
University College of Cape Breton, Sydney NS
StFX University Art Gallery, Antigonish N.S.
Joint Action Group, Sydney N.S.
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
St. John's Anglican Church, North Sydney NS
Town of North Sydney
Bergengren Credit Union, Antigonish, NS.
Nova Scotia Art Bank
CSPWC Diploma Collection
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Carriage House Gallery, Wolfville NS 1990
Rose Cottage Gallery, Baddeck NS 1996
U.C.C.B. Art Gallery, Sydney NS 1997, 1999, 2001
Centre Bras d’Or Gallery, Baddeck NS, 1999
StFX Art Gallery, Antigonish N.S. 2003
Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg NS 2004
Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish NS 2005
Cape Breton Gallery, Sydney NS, 2006
Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay NS 2007
Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro 2010
StFX University Art Gallery, Antigonish NS 2010
Art Sales and Rental, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax NS 2011
Marigold Culural Centre, Truro NS 2011
Selected Group Exhibitions:
U.C.C.B. Art Gallery, Sydney NS 1982, 1984, 1993
IWK Fundraiser Exhibition, Sydney 1991 (two man), 1992 (four person)
Midwest Watercolor Society/Transparent Watercolor Society of America 1997, 1999, 2005, 2011
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, Open Water Exhibition 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Watercolor Art Society-Houston 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2011
Societe Canadienne de l=Aquarelle, Montreal 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
Colonie Art League, Latham NY 1999, 2000
Personal Bookstore Upstairs Gallery, Thomaston Maine 2001(three man)
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, 2002
Adirondack Watercolor Society. Old Forge NY 2004
Roberts Gallery, Toronto “Endless Possibilities”, June 2005, “Reflections” July 2010
Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado 2005
Northeast Watercolor Society, Connecticut 2005
HTA Art Show, Lexington KY 2006, 2007, 2008
Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA May 2009
Northwest Watercolor Society 2008, 2010
Plein Air Easton Art Festival, Easton Maryland July 2012
Calloway Plein Air Paint Out, Pine Mountain, GA, April 2013