The Springfield Art Museum announces that Plano, Texas artist Stephen Zhang has won the Kenneth M. Shuck Memorial $3,000 Cash Award for his entry "Mindscape," in this year’s Watercolor USA annual juried exhibition. Zhang is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas and has won numerous awards for his watermedia works. Organized in 1962, this year marks the 58th year of Watercolor USA. The nationally known exhibition was open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories, and seeks to discover what is new and what is next in the world of contemporary American watermedia. This year’s exhibit was judged by noted watercolor artist Dean Mitchell. Of the 485 entries submitted by 281 artists from 47 states, Mitchell selected 90 works by 80 artists representing 34 states. 13 artists from Missouri are in this year's show, including Robert Langford (Branson); Debora Reed (Joplin); Dana Neuenschwander (Nixa), Alicia Farris and John Short (Springfield). See all the award winners and more at Watercolor USA, beginning with an opening reception on June 7 at 5:30 PM, sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates. Admission is always free.