Frank Eber Biography

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Frank Eber (Contemporary) AWS, NWS, TWSA, WW. Frank is an award-winning watercolor artist and Signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS), the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) and Watercolor West (WW). He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at the national and international level.

Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994 and 95. In the ’80s and ’90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission. Primarily a plein air painter, his love of travel has given him prime opportunities to paint: he lived for three years in the south of France, and has painted on location in Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Germany.

Awards and Exhibits


103rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition April March 30 – April 20, Autry National Center, Los Angeles California.

American Watercolor Society, 147th Annual International Exhibition, New York City, NY: April 2 - 20

Winner of the High Winds Medal Award with 'After the ride'

3rd Annual Plein Air Salon competition, winner Dec/ Jan with ' I dream of sheep'

TWSA 38th National Exhibition, Kenosha, WI: May 4- August4, 2014

Society of Watercolor artist, May 20 to June 22, Juror's award with ' Like a fish outta water'

NWS Member show, San Pedro CA, June7-August17, 2014

San Diego Watercolor Society Annual International Exhibition, October 1 – 31, 2014

Watercolor West 46th International Exhibition, October 11 – December 14, 2014


American Watercolor Society 146th Annual International Exhibition, New York City, NY: April 2 – 22

The Lehman and Salon Galleries, Exhibition Conversations in Watercolor: Three Approaches, Fallbrook Art Center, February to March 2013

Northwest Watercolor Society 73rd Annual International Open, Mercer Island, WA: April 15 - May 31

TWSA 37th National Exhibition, Kenosha, WI: May 4 - August 4

The Horse handler, Watercolor Artist Magazine Award

Louisiana Watercolor Society 43rd International Exhibition, Covington, LA: May 3 - 25
After the ride, Award of Merit

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies – hosted by Southwestern WC Society, Irving, TX: June 1 - July 7

Les toits, Airfloat Merchandise Award

Alaska Watercolor Society, National Exhibition 2013, Second place Award


Higbee Gallery, 6 x 6 National Show, Costa Mesa CA, 3rd place Award California

Watercolor Association 43rd National Exhibition

Alaska Watercolor Society 38th Annual Juried Exhibition

Morning Market Glow, 2012: Third Honorable Mention Award

San Diego Watercolor Society 32nd International Exhibition

Canadian Society of Painters of Water Colour, Open Water 2012: 87th Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

Vienna Calling, 2012: Winner of the Salis International / Dr. Ph Martin's Award.

Southwest Watercolor Society 2012 National Exhibition: M Graham Merchandise Award

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 33rd Annual Exhibition

Surfer Speak, 2012: 2nd Place Award

Watercolor West, XLIV Annual Exhibition, Brea, CA

Zhujiajao Biennial Watercolour Exhibition. Shanghai, China

NWS All-Member Exhibition, San Pedro CA : April 15

Near 7th Street, LA, 2011

American Watercolor Society 145th Annual International Exhibition, New York City, NY: April 3 – 22

Dordogne River View, 2011: Winner of the Alden Bryan Memorial Award and medal Participant in the 2012 – 2013 Traveling Exhibit

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 36th Annual Exhibition Kenosha, WI: May

Erntedank, 2012: Winner of the James McNeill Whistler Award

Louisiana Watercolor Society 42nd Annual International Exhibition, New Orleans, LA: May 5 – 25

Sk8 O'clock, 2012: Award of Merit

Northwest Watercolor Society 72nd Annual Open International Exhibition, Bellevue, WA: April 23–May 25

Mark Hopkins Hotel, SF, 2012

Society of Watercolor Artists 31st Annual Juried International Exhibition, Forth Worth, TX: April 14 – June 23

The Study, 2012: Best of Show

Illinois Watercolor Society 28th National Exhibition, Dixon, IL: May 4 – June 1

Nine and Five, 2012


Higbee Gallery 6 x 6 National Show, Costa Mesa, CA Watercolor West 43rd Annual International Exhibition, Brea, CA

City Streets, 2011

Palos Verdes Art Center Instructors' Exhibit, Palos Verdes, CA

Torrance Art Guild Gallery of Fine Art Show at the Toyota Automobile Museum, Torrance, CA

Near 7th Street: Best of Show

Flag Stop at South Bay Lexus, Torrance, CA

South Bay Focus at the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

California Coastal at The Loft, San Pedro, CA

San Clemente Art Association 10th Annual Paint San Clemente Exhibition, San Clemente CA: June 18 – August 15

The Miramar, 2011: 2nd Place Overall

At Home in San Clemente, 2011

National Watercolor Society 2011 All-Member Exhibition, San Pedro CA: May 15 – June 12

New York City Lunch Hour, 2011

Redondo Beach Art Group Exhibition, Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA: May 14 – 26

St. Mark's Square, Venice, 2010

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 35th Annual Exhibition: May 7 – July 31

Redondo Beach Harbor, 2010: Winner of the Anne and Samuel Seaman Memorial Award


National Watercolor Society 90th Annual Exhibition: October 30–December 11

St. Mark's Square, Venice, 2010 


Splash! 14

International Artist magazine feature: October / November 2012

Come Rain or Shine, 2012 is featured on the cover of the Palos Verdes Art Center,Fall 2012

San Clemente Pier, 2011 is featured on the cover of the 2012 Daniel Smith reference catalog

Watercolor Artist magazine feature: June 2012

The Orange County Register: 10th Annual Paint San Clemente Exhibition, 2011

The San Clemente Patch: 10th Annual Paint San Clemente Exhibition, 2011