2019 National Show Accepted Entries:

Last Name

First Name

Image Name

Aissis

Jerry

Bridge to Freedom

Albrektson

Al

Crosswalk

Aliberti

Diana

Summer Fresh

andreotti

Raymond

Snow Field

Andrews

Ed

Potting Shed

armstrong

gail

Seated Man

Atwood

Lynne

Preening Flamingo

Bailey

Lisa

Bedrock Beach

Bernal

Evelyn

Dusk

callahan

mary

Tuscan Winery

Cardoza

Rick

Garden at the Mount

Carey

Carla

Light Through Winter Trees

Carter

Liza F.

End of their Days

Conn

Kendra

Resolute

Croce

Joan

Backlit Hydrangeas

Cromwell

Teresa

Zebra

DiDonato

Cynthia

Whirlwind

Donlon

Esther

The Little Street Performer

Donovan

Joanne 

Blooming Sagebrush

Eddy

Paul Michael

Noah Fishing

Feng

Z.L.

Rising

Fitzgerald

Karen

Tulip Reflections


Foster

Ted

Maybe next season?

Gallinger

Janice

Walter and Clay

Godfray

Nancy

Iris

Godfrey

Leslie

Nightfall

Gutchen

Robert

Jean R.

Habig

Jackie

City Diversions

Haletky

Becky

Kearny St.

Haynes

Pamela

The Flavor of Seville, Spain

Hsiung

Robert Y. C.

Cup Half Full

Jeremiah

Loretta 

Bridge Not Crossed

Kenny Kirwan

Donna

Hoof Beat

Khorey

Margaret

Homecoming

Lane

Bill

2-Wheel Commute

Latham

Rebecca

Bounty

MacLure

Donna

Lilly and Tea Set

Marisca

Stephanie

 Salt Pond Serenity’

Masten

Craig

New Guinea Warrior

Meding

Sally

Balancing Act

Mitchell

Sally

Midnight Train

Murphy

Joan

Flavia 1

MYETTE

JAMES

ISLAND SCENE

Nichols

Jennifer

Elegance

Para

elvira 

Somewhere in Southern Spain

Pawlak

Richard

Two Women Walking

Posa

Yvonne

Baker

Quintin

Nan

3-Way Valves

Reinhardt

Jo Ellen

Extinguished

Sacks

Carol

Aftermath of the Storm

Shaw

Susan

Fog Drift

Shire

Alice

Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons

Smith

Susan

Forest Innocence

Stashenko

Kristin

Fairmount Copley

Stein

Jacquelyn

Pecking Order

Stevens

Mary Jane

Sigried.s Tiger Resting

Stoddard

E. Jane 

To It's Former Glory

Stranz

Susan

Into the Mist

Test

Abigail

Oscar

Toyama

Mariko

Autumn Tale

von Hemert

Madeleine

Approaching Fog

Walton

Nancy

One Problem Three Opinions

Wanczyk

Stanley

My Niece Gina

Wojciechowski

Mary

From the Ground Up

RIWS Presents: The 2019 National Show

Over $5,000 in cash prizes!

Juror: Lian Quan Zhen

Drop Off/Delivery: July 1 - August 3

Accepted Entries Notified: July 1

Exhibition Dates: August 10 - Sept 20

Show Opening: August 17, 2-4pm, awards ceremony at 2:30pm

Pickup: Sept 20 - 27

Shipping: September 20- Oct 15


Entry Deadline: June 23rd, 2019


Rhode Island Watercolor Society Presents: The 2019 National Watermedia Competition

$5,000 in Prizes Given! With 1st place taking home $1,500!

Watermedia Entries Only

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3 

Entry Fee $25

Member Coupon Code: riwsmember


ELIGIBILITY:

Watermedia works only (see guidelines for more details)

Open to all artists residing in the United States

Work must not have been exhibited in a previous Rhode Island Watercolor Society juried show. 

Work must have been completed within the last 10 years.

Work may not be copied from copywritten material. 

No work partially or wholly painted by another. 

Work may have been done in a class or workshop, but only using reference material belonging to the sole artist.

Work must be the same work represented by the submitted digital images. No altered digital images may be submitted. 

Artwork should be well represented by any digital image submitted. Work must not exceed 42 inches on its longest side (not including frame).

Work must be the size represented in the submission form. 

Work may be listed as NFS (not for sale).


The Rhode Island Watercolor Society is proud to support watercolor and other traditional watermedia materials and methods. With the growth of the arts industry comes the introduction of new equipment and practices. As the options for art making expand, so must the horizons of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society guidelines for our open juried shows.

Media and Mediums

Acceptable mediums: Watercolor, gouache, acrylic, acrylic mediums and watercolor mediums, ink, casein, egg tempera

Acceptable media up to 20%: line & wash, watercolor pencils, collage (waterbased, on or of paper), charcoal, graphite, wax accents and resists, water-based monotypes and mono prints, embossing.

Unacceptable media: Pastels, colored pencil other than watercolor pencil, fabrics, digital media or digitally enhanced images, multiple edition prints, sand, glitter, gold or metal leaf, collage from printed materials, newspaper, magazines, etc., oil paints, photography, reproductions     

Acceptable Surfaces:

 Watercolor paper, toned watercolor paper, Yupo and similar synthetic papers, paper coated with water based varnish and gesso, textured paper, gallery wrapped or stretched canvas, canvas paper, illustration board, watercolor board, rice paper, Duralar, Aquaboard, wood 

   

Framing and Presentation:
Work must be presented in a professional manner. 
No broken or damaged frames. 
Framed work must be under glass unless it is over 22”x 28”, in which case it must be framed with Plexiglas. 

Work may be floated within the frame, or presented with a single or double mat. 

White or off white mats are preferred, but liner mats less than 3/8" may be colored. Entirely colored mats are acceptable only if they are integral in the completion of the artwork. 

Must be wired with no wire or hanger showing when hung. No tooth hangers.


The Rhode Island Watercolor Society reserves the right to exclude from the exhibition any works that do not arrive in sturdy condition, or are deemed too fragile to be successfully exhibited. Work that has not been suitably prepared will be hung at the discretion of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Please submit only work that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.


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