John Salminen has been internationally recognized for his compelling urban landscapes and command of the transparent watercolor medium. In his career, the artist has received over 230 awards including the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal in both 2006 and 2010. Salminen is a signature member of several prominent American watercolor societies, an honorary member of the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute of China, and the first American to be awarded membership into the Australian Watercolour Institute. The artist has exhibited in over thirty international exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, Singapore, Mexico, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, and Australia. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections around the world including the Asian Museum of Watercolor Art, China; the Guanhua Watercolor Art Gallery and Museum, China; and the Armenian Art Museum, Armenia.