Myrna Wacknov is a practicing artist and workshop instructor specializing in figurative and portrait character studies. Portraiture is not new to Myrna. In fact, even before graduating from high school Myrna was doing commissioned portraits. She was also the charcoal sketch artist at numerous outdoor art shows around the Kansas City area for a number of years. Myrna attended Washington University in St. Louis and later finished her degree in Painting and Drawing at the College of San Mateo and San Francisco State University.
She attained Signature Membership in the National Watercolor Society and also the California Watercolor Society. Myrna has been included and received awards in many national watercolor competitions. She received awards in the Rocky Mountain Watercolor Society, the California Watercolor Society. She received 2nd place in the San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition 2010, First Place in the Society of Western Artists and the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Show.
Other awards include the CFS Medal in the 2008 American Watercolor Society International Exhibition and semifinalist in the 2009 OUTWIN BOOCHEVER Portrait Competition of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian.
The October 2007 issue of Watercolor Magic feature her portrait process as did the March 2008 Artist Magazine article recognizing artists over 60. The October 2008 cover of Palette Magazine also featured Myrna's work. She is represented by the Gallery Concord in Concord, CA.