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     John T. Salminen NWS, AWS.DF

John Salminen earned his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from the University of Minnesota. He lives and works in Duluth, Minnesota. He teaches workshops, makes presentations and participates in painting events around the world.

John is a signature member of numerous art societies, including the American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Allied Artist. He is an honorary member of the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in China and is the first American honored with inclusion in the Australian Watercolour Institute.

John has won more than 230 major awards in national and international exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal twice, the National Watercolor Society Silver Star First Place Award twice, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America Skyledge First Place Award three times and the Allied Artist Silver and Gold Medals of Honor. He was awarded the Biennial Award in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial and represented the United States in the Lushan Mountain Watercolor Festival in China. He was an invited American Artist in the recent Australia Watercolour Institute Exhibition. He was recently awarded the Ministry of Arts and Culture of Thailand Award for Realism. His work has been included in major exhibitions throughout the United States, Asia, Europe and Australia.

John has served as judge and/or juror of over 65 national and international exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the International Watercolor Society and the Shenzhen Biennial. He was a Judge of Awards for the Annual Competition of the Artist's Magazine and Watercolor Magic.

John's work has been featured in over 75 national and international magazines including The Artist, American Artist, Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, L'Art de L'Aquarelle, and the Chinese Watercolor Journal. He has also been featured in over 25 books, including L'Art de L'Aquarelle - le LIvre, The Chinese book Inspirations: Secrets from Contemporary International Watercolor Masters, and Art Journey America, Landscape. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and in Who’s Who in America. He has released two instructional dvd's through Creative Catalyst Productions.

John’s work is included in many private, public and corporate collections of fine arts. He is represented by the Stremmel Gallery in Reno, Nevada.




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