International Deadline: May 15, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society announces an open call for artists to enter our 40th Juried Exhibition.
Open to artists 18 or older, working with water media on paper. All work
must be original, finished after May 2016, and not previously shown in
any Juried exhibition or the PWS members show. Your source material must
be your own design or your own photograph. Prints, copies, class work,
photo-lithographic or computer generated artwork are not eligible.
Collage elements must be less than 10% and comprised of water media on
paper. No diptychs or triptychs. Maximum size is 40” (outside frame
measurement any direction). Minimum image size is 8 x 10 inches. The
list of accepted PWS entries will be shared with other watercolor
Over $14,000 in awards is anticipated:
- plus other cash & merchandise awards.
Juror of Selection
John T. Salminen NWS, AWS.DF lives and works in Duluth, Minnesota. He
teaches workshops, makes presentations and participates in painting
events around the world. John is a signature member of numerous art
societies, including the American Watercolor Society – Dolphin
Fellowship, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent
Watercolor Society of America – Distinguished Master. He is an honorary
member of the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in China and the
first American ever to be awarded membership in the Australian
Watercolour Institute. John has won more than 230 awards in national and
international exhibitions… see more
Juror of Awards
Matthew Bird is an American painter. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he
graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New
York, in 2000. He is a Signature Member of numerous organizations,
including the National Watercolor Society, and his award-winning
watercolor paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the
United States, as well as in Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, and
Italy. His work is in a permanent museum collection as well as numerous
Members: $25 for 1 or 2 entries
Non-Members: $40 for 1 or 2 entries
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There are two ways to enter. Either by easy online application or by regular mail. See website.
PWS prefers that paintings are for sale and priced at your current
actual market value. Paintings may also be marked not for sale (NFS). No
changes in price or sale status will be allowed on accepted artwork! A
commission of 35% will be charged on each sale. Artwork for sale is
- May 15, 2019– Entry Deadline (Received by midnight E.S.T.)
- After July 1, 2019 – Accepted Entries Posted on www.pawcs.com
and additional data mailed to accepted artists only
- August 5—9, 2019 – Shipped-Work Due
- August 10, 2019 – Hand-delivered Work Accepted (10 am—1 pm)
- August 31, 2019 —Exhibition Opens to the public
- September 8, 2019 – Opening Reception – 1-4 pm, Awards at 3
- October 26, 2019 – Exhibit Closes
- October 27, 2019 – Pick-up Hand-delivered Work (12 —4 pm)
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Lancaster Museum of Art
For almost half a century the Lancaster Museum of Art has sought to
provide visitors with the “best available art.” Since its founding in
1965, the Lancaster Museum of Art has been a leading source for culture
and education for people living in, as well as visiting, this region.
The Museum provides a 4,000 square foot facility for exhibitions of
regional, national and international artists in a variety of media,
artist’s lectures, panel discussions, and educational workshops for
children and adults.
Lancaster Museum of Art
135 N. Lime St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
The mission of PWS is to encourage, promote, and enhance water media
painting on paper through the education of the artist and the public.
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
4077 Bowser Rd
New Freedom, PA 17349
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