Accepted Entries:


Dog-walk Talk /

Albrektson 

Al

School is in Session / Alcohol Ink. 18 x 24$750

Alssis

Jerry

Daffodils /

Bell

Shirley

Poppy Still Life /

Bell

Shirley

Red Tailed Hawk /

Bell

Shirley

Full Moon /

Bernal

Evelyn

He's late again /

Blough

Donald

Tug of war /

Blough

Donald

Ma’s Glass /

Call-Conley

Margaret

Cousins at Goochs Beach /

Chandran

Karen

Pentimento /

Chute

Kate

Christmas Day Dinner /

Clark

Judith Freeman

Trumpity Through the Looking Glass / This is an interactive piece.  Observers may write captions in the "bubbles" for each character to create their own cartoon.

Clarke

Susan

Rhapsody / Florence Como

Como

Florence

Lion Fountain in Assisi / Florence Como

Como

Florence

Old Havana /

Conn

Kendra

Into The Blue /

Ferguson

Earline Rae

Watching Waiting Tree / 140 pound Arches archival pigments

Fitzgerald

Karen

Going Home, Vietnam / 140 pound Arches permanent pigments, Archival

Fitzgerald

Karen

Window Reflections, Bend / 140 pound Arches, permanent pigments, Archival

Fitzgerald

Karen

Working The Oyster Trays / transparent watercolor on paper

Gardner

Nancy

Spike in His Element /

Gardner

Nancy

Going to Visit Grandma /

Gerzevitz

Diane

In the Fathers Love /

Gerzevitz

Diane

Caring for the Goat /

Griffeth

Berenice (Bunny)

Not Tonight /

Gutchen

Robert

. . . then tap the number . . . /

Gutchen

Robert

Streets in Cork /

Habig

Jackie

MMM...Fish! /

Haletky

Becky

Crabs /

Haletky

Becky

Stop & Shop Strikeforce /

Heydt

William

Jack McNulty /

Heydt

William

She’ll be so surprised! / Gouache and Watercolor

Horn

Janice

When We First Met..... / 12X16 Watercolor

Jeremiah

Loretta

Tickets, Please! / 11 X 14 watercolor

Jeremiah

Loretta

Windmist Farm /

Jeremiah

Loretta

Moffett Mill c. 1812, Lincoln RI  /

Lawson

Jeannine

Thursdays with Mary /

MacLure

Donna

My Muse / My Muse has inspired me to tell many-a-tale.  Listening to my inner Muse is sometimes difficult because I want to zig instead of zag.  In the end I listen to that inner voice when making choices about color, process, or subject matter.

Manson

Rosemarie

Somewhere Over The Rainbow -Way Up High /

Marisca

Stephanie

Rocky's Bar /

Moore

Harriet

Days Gone By /

Newquist

Sheila

Shack in the Dunes /

Occhino

Kristina

Surf Caster at Dusk /

Occhino

Kristina

Selkie /

pandina

melissa

Untitled /

Posa

Yvonne

Was Where Walmart Is /

Quintin

Nan

Broken Window Theory /

Quintin

Nan

Where Ponies Once Lived /

Quintin

Nan

Relics of Older Shores /

Rogler

Julia

Flight of the Refugees /

Sacks

Carol

Gremlin Dance /

Smith

Susan

Monet Revisited /

Smith

Susan

Tulips in the Spring /

Smith

Susan

The Flower Market /

Steffen

Anita

Underground Rocks /

Stein

Jacquelyn

Sunflowers / 16"x24" matted14.5"x10.5" art work

Tancrelle

Ciana

April Snow at Night, Stillhouse Cove, Cranston /

Thompson

Elinor

bluedress1.jpg /

Thompson

Jean

In front of the grocery store, Spain / I went Spain. I don`t understand Spanish language.It is a reason I did watercolor this scene.

Toyama

Mariko

"HOW MANY HAVE SHELTERED HERE?" /

Wade

Sylvia

For Love of Freedom /

Warner

Andrea

Looks Like Hemingway Slept Here /

Warner

Andrea

Freedom Tower From Sunset Park in Brooklyn /

Warner

Andrea

Can I Keep It /

Wert

Anne

and they're going to teach him to swim /

Wheeler

Jessica

Opening Night at the Gallery /

Wheeler

Jessica

Hey...GotClams?_10.5x14_300 /

Wojciechowski

Mary

HomeOfWyeth'sChristina_10x15_300 /

Wojciechowski

Mary

RestStop_10x12_300 /

Wojciechowski

Mary

RIWS PRESENTS

TELL - A - TALE
Featuring pieces and works taking a creative spin on
storytelling and narrative!

Submission Deadline: June 1st

Accepted Piece Drop Off/Delivery: June 5th - 20th

Winners Notified: June 5th

Exhibition Dates: June 22 - August 19th

Pickup/Shipping: August 9th - 16th

Online Entry Deadline: June 1st

20 Dollar/Piece Submission Fee

MEMBER DISCOUNT 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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