John is a signature member of many prestigious national and international art societies and is a board member in the American Watercolor Society. He is a Distinguished Master in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, a Dolphin Fellow in the American Watercolor Society, an honorary member of the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute and a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute.
John has won more than 230 awards in national and international exhibitions, including the AWS Gold Medal twice, the Silver Star First Place Award in the National Watercolor Society Exhibition twice, the TWSA first place award three times, the Silver and Gold Medals of Honor from the Allied Artists of America, the Shanghai Zhoujiajiao International Biennial Award, the Pakistan Watercolor Society Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thailand Ministry of Culture and the Arts Award.
John has been an invited artist in thirty-six invitational watercolor exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, Singapore, Mexico, Italy, Pakistan, Canada, Turkey, Belgium, Greece and Australia. In the United States he has had thirty-two one person or small group exhibitions. His work is included in permanent collections in Asia and Europe as well as in numerous private, museum and corporate collections throughout the United States.
John is a frequent judge of national and international exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society Exhibition, the National Watercolor Society Exhibition, the International Watercolor Society and the Shenzhen Biennial. He was a Judge of Awards for the Annual Competitions of the Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Magic.
John’s work has been featured in over eighty national and international magazine articles and in 42 major books. A hard-cover book of his work will be out this fall.