Indiana State Museum, "Historic Indiana en Plein Air, Indianapolis, IN
NIPS pastel exhibition, online, Buchanan Art Center, Buchanan, MI
2019 "The Color of Air" Heartland Artist Gallery, solo exhibition, Plymouth, IN
Hoosier Salon, "Good Ole Summertime," New Harmony, IN
Indiana Landmarks Center, "First Friday" exhibition, IPAPA, Indianapolis, IN
"Open Space," Redtail Conservatory exhibition, Minnetrista Center, Muncie, IN
Notre Dame Gallery, NIPS exhibition, South Bend, IN
"Landscapes in Pastel," two person exhibition, City Hall Gallery, Warsaw, IN
Solo Exhibition, KAA Gallery, Ricketts Center, Kokomo, IN -- August
Hoosier Salon, IPAPA member show, Carmel, IN
Heartland Artist Gallery annual regional states exhibition, Plymouth, IN
Northern Indiana Pastel Society member show, Donaldson Center for the Arts, Donaldson, IN
Minneterista Annual Exhibition, Muncie, IN
Box Factory, Michiana Annual MACA exhibition, St. Joesph, Mich.
Northern Indiana Pastel Society, "Pathways" exhibition, Fernwood, Niles Mich.
Bismark Gallery Association 7th annual national SQ Foot, exhibition, Bismark, ND
Heartland Artist Gallery annual regional states exhibition, Plymouth, IN
Abstraction II, The Anderson Center for the Arts, Anderson, IN
Fernwood, Woodlands, Niles, Michigan
119th Annual Richmond Museum Exhibition, Richmond, IN
Northern Indiana Pastel Society, annual Civic Theatre Exhibition, South Bend, IN
Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, Annual, Greencastle, IN
“Woodlands Preview,” Rickner’s Essen Haus, Converse, IN – Jan.-Mar.
Grains and Grill, Fairmount, IN Jan.-Dec.
Host for IPAPA First Brush of Fall Sept. 24, Converse, IN
TC Steel Boyhood Home, paintout/exhibition/sale, Waveland, IN – Oct.
“Pre-Colombian Revisited,” Solidad, Bogota, Colombia – January
Honeywell Center, Statewide annual juried exhibition, Wabash, IN, Feb.
“Destine Decay,” Essen Haus, Converse, IN – April
89th Annual Juried Spring exhibition, Kokomo Art Assoc., Kokomo, IN – May
“Faceless – the 99.14 percent,” Fortune Properties, Kokomo, IN – May
“First Brush of Fall” Host for the Indiana Plein Art Painter Assoc., -- Sept. 26
IPAPA Plein Air paint out, Brookville, IN
Artz and Eatz Trail, rotating exhibition in Hartford City, Converse, Fairmount, City, IN
2014 Wawasee Lake IPAPA paint-out and exhibit, Wawasee, IN – July
T.C. Steele Boyhood home paint-out and exhibit, Waveland, IN – June
Arts in Bloom, South Bend, IN, paint-out and exhibition, South Bend, IN – May
Kokomo Art Association Exhibit, Kokomo, IN – May
New Harmony IPAPA First Brush of Spring, New Harmony, IN – April
2011 Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN
2010 Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN
2009 Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN
2008 Wug Laku Gallery exhibition, Indianapolis, IN – May
Paradise Art Festival, Wabash, IN – Sept.
2007 Museum of Greater Lafayette, Plein Air Paintout, Lafayette, IN
Paradise Art Festival, Honeywell Center Clark Gallery, Wabash, IN
2000 *Indiana Wesleyan University Gallery, curated by Ron Mazellan, Marion, IN – Jan.
1999 *Recent Works, Richard's Art Emporium, Marion, IN – September.
Honeywell Center, Nine County Art Show, Wabash, IN – March.
Movements, American States Insurance, Indianapolis, IN – Jan.
1998 Art and books, Barnes and Nobel, Indianapolis, IN – Nov.
Rebirth, County House Gallery, Wug Laku, curator, Indianapolis, IN – Jan.
1997 Of People and Places, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN – Jan.
Indianapolis Opera Auction, Murat Temple, Indianapolis, IN – May.
Stutz Open Studio, Indianapolis, IN – May.
Six Emerging Artists, Country House Gallery, Indianapolis, IN – Dec.
1996 Stutz Artists Open Studios, Stutz Business Center, Indianapolis, IN – May.
*From Land and by air, Barnes and Noble, Indianapolis, IN
Behind the Red Door, Galaria de Ros, Indianapolis, IN, curated by Marvin Ros
1995 The Floor Show, Stutz Business Center, Indianapolis, IN
Damien Center Show and Sale, Hot House Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
*From the Earth and Garden, The Abbey, Indianapolis, IN
Stutz Artists Open Studios, Stutz Business Center, Indianapolis, IN – May.
Indiana Emerging Artists, The contemporary Artists Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, curated by Kimbra Calcaterra.
1994 Regional Artists, The Contemporary Artists Gallery, Indianapolis, IN., curated by Kimbra Calcaterra.
Block's Public Displays, Blocks Building, Indianapolis, IN
Damien Center Auction, Indianapolis, IN
Glendale Home Decorating Show, Glendale mall, Indianapolis, IN.
Stutz Open Studios, The 21, Stutz business Center, Indianapolis, IN – May.
1993 East Bay Open Studios, Oakland, CA
*The Main Street Café, Walnut Creek, CA.
Charlie Creek Inn, Wabash, IN, Richard Ford Collection
Weyerhaeuser Paper Company, Alameda, CA
Turner Property Management, Stutz Business Center, Indianapolis, IN
Chroma Video Display, White Mills, PA
Drawing for problem solving and quality control, Fiat Chrysler of America, Kokomo, IN 2017
Drawing on the streets, adult, The Artworks Gallery, Kokomo, IN 2016
Drawing instruction, adult basic drawing, Artworks Gallery, Kokomo, IN 2015
Drawing instruction, adult advanced classes, Artworks Gallery, Kokomo, IN 2015
Draw like Degas, adult, The Anderson Center for the Arts, 2015
Paint like series, Spring, Summer Fall, The Anderson Center for the Arts, 2015
Wine and Canvas, Jasper Johns Flag, Blackford County Arts Center, Hartford City 2015
Wine and Canvas, Matisse, Arts Place, Portland, IN 2015
Drawing instruction, “So you can’t draw a straight line,” adults, Kokomo, IN 2014
Paint Like series of various artist styles, The Anderson Center for the Arts, 2013
Interview, Fusion Arts Alliance podcast, 2020
Art Prof, YouTube live critiques, Rhoade Island School of Art and Design, June, 2019
NUVO "60wrd/mn Art Critic Reviews 30 Artists", May 7, 2019
Guest on "Patty's Page," Fort Wayne Public Access, art demonstration and interview, 2017
“Lakefront Art Fair Opens” A1 full page image of Pines by Avon Waters, 2008
"Converse man helps launch art careers of students," Peru Tribune, pg. 1, Sept., 15, 1999.
"Avon Waters uses color to find peace," by Ann Hubbard, Kokomo Tribune, July 20, 1999.
"Residents receive art show awards," Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, pg. B7, March 11, 1999.
"Converse Artist displays work at Indianapolis," Peru Tribune, November 27, 1998.
"Pricing", Art Calendar, Maryland, October 1996.
"Gallery Town Meeting," Art Calendar, Maryland, February, 1996
"Miami County artist to display work," Peru Tribune, November 2, 1995.
"Waters schedules showing in Indy," Oak Hill Times, November 9, 1995.
Annual Logansport Art Association Exhibition, Logansport, IN, 2016
Artist Residency Award, Stutz artist community, Indianapolis, 1996.
2018 Northern Indiana Pastel Society, Judges choice, Donaldson, IN -Sept.
Quick Draw painting competition award, First Brush of Spring, New Harmony, IN
Northern Indiana Pastel Society, Judges choice, South Bend, IN -- March
2017 Third Place, spring TC Steel, Pastel, Nashville, IN
2014 Second Place, Kokomo Art Association, Kokomo, IN
2008 First Place oil painting, Paradise Art Festival, Wabash, IN
2007 First Place oil painting, Paradise Art Festival, Wabash, IN
1999 Second Place oil painting, Honeywell Center, Nine County Art Show, Wabash, IN.
2019- President, Indiana Plein Air Painters Association
2018- vice president, Indiana Plien Air Painters Association
Lifetime member -- Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, IPAPA Board of Directors, 2017-present
Artworks Gallery, cooperative, board of directors Kokomo Art Association, Kokomo, IN, 2015
The Anderson Center for the Arts
Richmond Museum of Art
Stutz Artist Association, Founding member -- 1992-1999
2018 Terrance Coffman, abstraction workshop
2017 Donna Short, private Instruction
2017 Mary Ann Davis, private instruction
2016 Troy Kilgore, Plein Air Workshop,
2015 Rebeca Pittman, Workshop, recombinant drawing techniques
2014 Klein Artist Works, 12-week workshop, career development
2003 Ball State University, Muncie, IN., Master's of Arts
1996 Robert Huffman painting at the Dunes workshop
1988 Indiana University, BA.
2018- Present, Indiana and Friends Gallery Wabash, IN
2015 – 2016: The Artworks Gallery, 210 N. Main St., Kokomo, Indiana
2008-2011 Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN