Ken Hamilton grew up in Washington State, where he began his education in the field of art at Spokane Falls College, Seattle’s New School of Visual Concepts. He then moved to New York and studied at the School of Visual Arts. There, he became a freelance illustrator, a job that is clearly reflected in his mastery of the watercolor medium. In fact, he has worked in many other avenues, but he believes that his ability to be versatile with watercolors gives him the best outlet to express himself. In addition to appearing in several galleries and exhibitions, Ken was the 2008-2010 President of the New Jersey Water Color Society.  He was also invited to show at the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Exhibition in China and at the Salmagundi Club received the high honor Thomas Moran Award for Watercolor in 2010. This year, he was chosen among 30 artists for the prestigious traveling tour with the National Watercolor Society. By Linda Rosenblum

 

 

MAJOR AWARDS

2010

Exhibitor by Special Invitation, Shanghai International Exhibition, China

Thomas Moran Memorial Award, Salmagundi Non-Member Juried Exhibit, NY

Best in Show, New Jersey Art Centre, Clifton, NJ

2009

Strathmore Award, New Jersey Water Color Society, Clifton, NJ

2008

The Silver Medal of Honor, New Jersey Water Color Society, Ridgewood, NJ

Second Place, New Jersey Art Centre, Clifton, New Jersey

Award for Excellence, New Jersey Water Color Society, Shrewsbury, NJ

Merit Award, Art Centre of New Jersey, Roseland, NJ

2007

Norman Webb Memorial Award, New Jersey Water Color Society, Monmouth Museum, NJ

Best in Show, Art Centre of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey

2006

Sylvax Scientific Award, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Monmouth Museum, NJ

Award for Excellence, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Millburn, NJ

2005

Nummie Warga Memorial Award, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Ridgewood, NJ

2004

Merit Award, Art Centre of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2003

First Place, Art Centre of New Jersey, Madison, NJ

Assoc. Award for Excellence, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Mountainside, NJ

Honorable Mention, Art Centre of New Jersey, ADP, Roseland, NJ

2002

First Place, Hunterdon County Education Foundation, Pittstown, NJ

2001

First Place, Art Centre of New Jersey, Livingston, NJ

2000

Honorable Mention, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

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