Soon Young Warren - AWS, NWS

 


Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist and teacher. She has an Associate degree in commercial art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Soon Y. had numerous exhibitions and earned numerous awards.

Soon Y. is a signature member of

National Watercolor Society (NWS),

American Watercolor Society (AWS),

Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA)

Southern Watercolor Artist (SW/LM),

Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush (TWS),

Honor Society of Watercolor USA,

Rocky Mountain Watermedia

Society of Watercolor Artist (SWA).

 

Her paintings were published in:
Honorable Mention in the Artist's Magazine competition in 2005 (Peacock)
Finalist in the Still Life category of the 22nd Annual Artist's Magazine's Art Competition (Baby Breath)
Forth place in the Animal category in Watercolor Magic Magazine Competition in 2005 (Waiting)
Jack Richeson Grand Prize Awards in Watermedia Showcase 2005 in Watercolor Magic magazine (Red Senses)
First Place in North Light Book Cover Competition in 2006 (Baby Breath)
Second Place in Still Life category in Artist's Magazine Competition 2006 (Yellow Daisy)
Final list in Still Life category in Artist's Magazine Competition 2006 (Tangerines and Art Deco)
Finalist of two paintings in Susan K. Black Foundation - Blossoms -The Art of Flowers
And Judges Excellence Awards with "Purple Heart"
Finalist in Still Life category in the Artist's Magazine Competition 2008 (Left It Alone)
NWS Purchase Award with Silver Star in 2008 (Feeding Time)
Featured in cover of Watercolor Artist magazine in Jan -Feb, 2009 issue (Feeding Time)
Honorable Mention in Southwest Art Magazine competition "21 over 31" and featured in November issue in 2009 (Left It Alone)
Finalist in Interior and Landscape category in the Artist's Magazine Competition 2009 (Divine Lines)
Finalist in International Artist magazine's in 2010, as published in issue April/May 2010
Featured artist in Watercolor magazine, Spring issue, 2011
Two paintings were included in "The Best of Watercolor, Splash 8" in 2004
Two paintings were included in "Passionate Brushstrokes" Splash 10 in 2008
Two paintings selected for Splash 11
A painting selected for Splash 12
Two paintings selected for Splash 13
A drawing published for Strokes of Genius 3: The Best of Drawing
A drawing selected for Strokes of Genius 4: The Best of Drawing
Two painting included in Artistic Touches 4

Published two watercolor painting technique books
"Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor" with F&W Publication, (North Light Book) in March 2006 and
"Painting Vibrant Watercolor: Discover the Magic of Light, Color and Contrast" published in 2009.
Participated in the book, "Watercolor Secret," with one chapter, "Create Drama with Bold Composition," in 2009

She is represented by
Your Private Collection Art Gallery Granbury Texas
Southwest Gallery in Dallas Texas
Weiler House Fine Art Gallery Fort Worth, Texas



Awards and Honors

 

2014

Masters Award in National Watercolor Society International Exhibition
Best of Show in SWA International Juried exhibition
Purchase Award in Kansas Watercolor Society
2nd place in SWA membership show
Drs. Robert & Ora Kromhont Award in Southern Watercolor Society
Jacomini Award in Texas Watercolor Society
2nd place, Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Foundation Award in Transparency Watercolor Society of Americas
Awarded with Joan Pechman Memorial Award - 3rd Place at Rocky Mountain Watermedia, CO.
Selected for Splash 16: Best of Watercolor
Republished in a paper-bag the Revised and Extended Painting Vibrant Floral in Watercolors
Published in cover of Splash 15: The Best of Watercolor
Invitation show in "The America Still Life" in B & W Gallery and Museum
Inclusion in Breckenridge Fine Arts Juried Show
Inclusion in Hudson Valley Art Association
Merchandise award in American Artists Professional League
3rd place in watercolor in Bosque Art Center

 

2013
Best of Show in Irving Art Association, Texas and Neighbor Show
Award and People's Choice award in Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Gold Award in Southern Watercolor Society
Inclusion in Bosque Art Center
Inclusion in Splash 15
Merit Award in Society of Watercolor Artists Membership Annual Show

2012
Best of Show in National League of Pen Women biannual show and 2nd and Honorable Mention in Online show
Award in Transparent Watercolor Society
3rd place in SWA Membership Show
Inclusion in Splash 14
Inclusion in Bosque Art Center
Inclusion in Kansas Watercolor Society
Award and Purchase Award in Watercolor USA
Inclusion in Irving Art Association, Texas and Neighbor Show

2011

Mary L. Quiros Award in Texas Watercolor Society
Georgia Ann Newton Award in TWSA
Southern Watercolor Society Award in GWS
Inclusion in SW
Inclusion in LWS
Inclusion in Splash 13
Award in Watercolor USA
Award in SWA
Inclusion in Strokes of Genius 4: The Best of Drawing
Two paintings inclusion in Bosque Art Center
Inclusion in Rocky Mountain National Water Media
Inclusion in Kansas Watercolor Society
Honorable Mention in Watermedia Showcase competition

2010
Bancorp South Award in Mississippi Watercolor Society
Merit Award in Rio Brazos Art Festival, Granbury, Texas
Best of Show, Merit Award, and Purchase Award in Kansas Watercolor Society
Inclusion in American Women Artists Master Signature and Signature Member's Show and Competition Exhibition
Colorado Watercolor Society Award in Rocky Mountain National Water Media Exhibition
Inclusion in Strokes of Genius 3: The Best of Drawing
Inclusion in Splash 12
Best of Show and People's Choice Award in Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA) National Juried Show
Awards of Merit in National League of American Pen Women Biannual Show
1st place award in Water-media category in Irving, Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition
Signature Membership Award in Watercolor Society of Alabama (WSA)
Inclusion in Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS)
Amy Freeman Lee Memorial Founders Award in Texas Watercolor Society (TWS)
The Frymire Honor Award in Southern Watercolor Society (SW)
Inclusion in American Watercolor Society (AWS)
Finalist in International Artist Challenge 'Florals & Gardens' Competition, International Artist Magazine
Inclusion in Blossoms - The Art of Flowers II

2009

The Wichita center for the Arts/ KWS Best of Show in Memory of Mary R. Koch Cash Award and Koch Industries, Inc. Patron Purchase Award in Kansas Watercolor Society
Finalist of The Artists magazine competition with "Divine Lines"
Finalist in Southwest Art magazine competition, "21 over 31," published in November issue, 2009
Two paintings accepted in Splash 11
Inclusion in American Watercolor Society
Inclusion in Watercolor Society of Alabama
First place with Water-medium Category in Irving, Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition
Third place in Wildlife Art Competition in Irving Art Association
Merit Award in National Society of Watercolor Artists juried show
Award in Texas Watercolor Society
Inclusion in Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition
Inclusion in Transparent Watercolor Society of Artists

Inclusion in Southern Watercolor Society

2008

The Liz Koch Patron Purchase Award and The Darrell Ferguson Memorial Award in Kansas Watercolor Society

Best of Show in Wildlife Art Competition in Irving Art Association

The Friends Award in Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Watercolor Exhibition

Inclusion in Rocky Mountain National Water-media Exhibition

National Watercolor Society Purchase Award with Silver Star (NWS)

Best of Show and Peoples Choice Award in Society of Watercolor Artists National Exhibition

3rd place in watercolor category, Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition

Gold Award in Southern Watercolor Society

Merchandise Award in Watercolor Society of Alabama

Inclusion of 3 paintings in National Splash

Honable Mention in North Light Book Club cover competition

Finalist in The Artist Magazine annual competition

Inclusion in Rio Brazos Art Festival, Granbury, Texas

 

2007

Farley Moody Galbraith Award in Watercolor Society of Alabama

Inclusion in Society of Watercolor Artists Annual Juried Exhibition

Award of Excellence in Irving Art Association annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition

Inclusion two paintings with one Honable Mention in National Splash

Inclusion in National Watercolor Oklahoma

Inclusion in National Watercolor Society

Two paintings published in Splash 10, Passionate Brushstrokes, 2008

Inclusion in Rio Brazos Art Festival, Granbury, Texas

Judges Excellence Awards with "Purple Heart"

Two finalist with "Yellow and Magenta" and "Purple Heart" in "Blossom ~ Art of Flowers,"

art competition and exhibition sponsored by The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation

 

2006

Second Place in The Artist Magazine annual competition with "Yellow Daisy," published in December, 2006 Issue

Finalist in The Artist's Magazine Competition in still life category with oil painting "Tangerine with Art Deco", will published in December Issue, 2006

Jack Richeson Grand Prize Award in Watercolor Magic Magazine Competition, will published in August, 2006 Issue

Inclusion in Southern Watercolor Society

Inclusion in American Watercolor Society

Margaret Pace Willson Award in Texas Watercolor Society

Merchandise Award in Society of Watercolor Artist

Best of Show in Irving Art Association annual Texas and Neighbors five State Juried Competition

First Place in Northlight book club cover competition: "Baby's Breath" to be published on cover of the March edition of the book club catalogue

"Bougainvillea" selected by Art Supply Warehouse, ASW, to be published on the cover of their "New Year's Sale 2006" catalogue

First Place in SWA membership show

Inclusion in Rio Brazos Art Festival, Granbury, Texas

 

2005

First Place in North Light Books 2005 Cover Contest

Honorable Mention with "Peacock" and finalist with "Baby's Breath" in The Artist Magazine annual competition, Published in December, 2005 Issue
Inclusion in National Watercolor Society (NWS)
Inclusion in Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition
4th Place in Watercolor Magic Magazine Competition, Published in August, 2005 Issue
Merchandise Award in Texas Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition and traveling show
First place for watercolor, Irving Art Association annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition
Alabama Watercolor Society Award from Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
Inclusion in Kansas Watercolor Society Great 8 Exhibition
Honorable Mention in Splash on Square National Exhibition
First Place in Watermedia in Plano Art Association National Juried Exhibition
Inclusion in Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition
Inclusion in Society of Watercolor Artists International Exhibition

2004

Two Paintings published in 2004, "The Best of Watercolor, Splash 8"
Best of Show in Rio Brazos Art Festival, Granbury, Texas
First Place in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, Member's Juried Exhibition
National Watercolor Society (NWS) Juried Exhibition and selected for the traveling show
Published with 2nd Place in North Light Books 2003 Cover Contest
Award of Distinction, Plano Art Association National Juried Exhibition
First place for watercolor, Irving Art Association annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition
Honorable mention, Texas Watercolor Society Annual juried Exhibition and traveling show
Merchandise Award from Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
Inclusion in Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition

2003

Best of Show in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, Member's Juried Exhibition
Michael Wilcox School of Color Merchandise Award in National Watercolor Society (NWS)
and selected for the traveling show
Inclusion in Irving Art Association's Texas and Neighbors multi-state Juried Exhibition
Bronze Award from Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition (SW)
Inclusion in Watermedia 2003, Challenge of Champions, Houston Watercolor Society
Merit Award and People's Choice Award in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, International juried Exhibition
Merit Award and People's Choice Award in Rio Brazos Art Festival, Granbury, Texas
2nd Place in Oil Medium in Lake Granbury Art Association, Granbury, Texas

2002

Best of Show in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, Member's Juried Exhibition
Published with Honorable Mention in North Light Books 2002 Cover Contest
Honorable Mention in Campfire USA, An Artist's Christmas 2002
Merchandise Award in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, International Juried Exhibition

2001

Merchandise award in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, Member's Juried Exhibition
Founder's Award in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, International Juried Exhibition
Inclusion in Irving Art Association's Texas and Neighbors multi-state Juried Exhibition
Inclusion in Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition

2000

Published with Honorable Mention in North Light Books 2000 Cover Contest
Third Place and People's Choice Award in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, Member's Juried Exhibition
Inclusion in Irving Art Association's Texas and Neighbors multi-state Juried Exhibition

Inclusion in Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
Merchandise award in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, National Juried Exhibition

1999

Merchandise award in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, Member's Juried Exhibition

1998

Best of Show in Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas, Member's Juried Exhibition