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Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition
By Mark Arts

U.S. National Deadline: August 12, 2019 – Mark Arts invites all North American artists to apply for the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, on display October 4 – December 14, 2019. The juror is Thomas W. Schaller, and cash awards of $3,000 will be given. Tens of thousands of dollars in patron purchase awards are also anticipated.

The exhibition is open to all artists living and working in North America, both amateur and professional. Work must be ready to exhibit, created in the past three years, and not previously exhibited in a Mark Arts exhibition. Each entry must be wholly designed and executed by the artist. All artwork must be display ready with display hardware included. All work should be framed and matted and glazed with Plexiglas for all shipped entries. Each artist may enter up to ten pieces. All artwork must be for sale.

Only original paintings in water media on paper are acceptable. No computer-generated images accepted. Your source material must be your own design or your own photograph. Prints, copies, photolithographic or computer-generated artwork are not eligible. Collage elements must be less than 10% and comprised of water media on paper. Minimum image size is 8 x 10 inches.

Thomas W Schaller is an award-winning artist, architect, author, and instructor based in Los Angeles. He has authored three books Architecture in Watercolor; The Art of Architectural Drawing, and in 2018, Thomas W Schaller, Architect of Light : Watercolor Paintings by a Master by Northlight Books.

A two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize and president emeritus of
the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, he is a founding member of North American Watercolor Artists… see more

Mark Arts publishes an illustrated catalog with all accepted entries. A complimentary copy will be mailed to each entrant.

$3,000 in cash awards, plus tens of thousands of dollars in patron purchase awards are anticipated.

Each artist may enter up to two (2) artworks for the basic fee of $30, and any additional image is $5 (10 max).

Read more details and Apply.

All artworks must be available for sale. A 40% commission is charged on all sales and patron purchase awards from this exhibition. The artist is responsible for including this commission in the price stated on the entry form. Sales tax will be added to the price of the work when it is sold. All work may also be for sale online at Mark Arts Online Sales Gallery.


  • August 12 Online registration closes and postmark for paper entries
  • August 16 Result Notification emails
  • September 23 Deadline for receipt of shipped artwork
  • October 4 Opening Reception
  • December 14 Exhibition closes
  • December 16 Hand-delivered artwork picked up
  • December 27 Shipped artwork returned

Originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920, Mark Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual arts organization. For more than 95 years, Mark Arts has made art and arts education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities. The School of Visual Arts provides a 9,500-square-foot continuing education facility dedicated to art instruction for adults, teens and children. Mark Arts offers a 14,000-square-foot gallery with annual exhibitions showcasing regional and national artists. The 484-seat theatre provides adults and children of all ages opportunities to experience theatrical performances.

Mark Arts
9112 East Central
Wichita, KS 67206
t: (316) 634.2787

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