RIWS Presents:


Open to all artists in New England!


Entry Deadline: October 18

Drop Off/Delivery: October 24 - November 6


Exhibition Dates: November 9 - December 20

Show Opening: TBA

Pickup: December 20 - 27

Entry Deadline: OCTOBER 18

Artwork on Paper Only

Images: Minimum 1, Maximum 3

Size: Work must not exceed 42 inches on its longest side (not including frame)

Entry Fee (per entry): $20 for non-members, $15 for members


Artwork on paper only (see guidelines for more details)

Open to all artists residing in New England

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: For this show, any 2D media is acceptable as long as it is on paper. These include but are not limited to: Watercolor, gouache, acrylic, acrylic mediums and watercolor mediums, ink, casein, egg tempera

Acceptable Surfaces:

 Watercolor paper, toned watercolor paper, Yupo and similar synthetic papers, paper coated with varnish or gesso, textured paper, canvas paper, rice paper


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. Prices for artwork indicated at the time of drop-off may not be re-negotiated at a later date. Submitted pieces may be used as promotional material by RIWS.

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