Call Detail
46th Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition 2023
Entry Deadline: 3/15/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Membership: $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Florida


Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition 2023 Entry Deadline: March 15, 2023

Exhibition Dates: Jun 9 – Jul 1, 2023


Artists participating in the juried competition must be 2023 members of the Southern Watercolor Society and reside in the District of Columbia or one of the following southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. Members in good standing who have moved from these states remain eligible. Dues remain $30.00 and may be paid online at Also, at the end of the online application, applicants will have the choice to paying the application fee plus membership dues ($65.00), or only the application fee ($35.00) if membership dues have already been paid.


Panama City Center for the Arts, 19 E 4th St., Panama City, FL 32401

Contact Person: Anastasia Dengerud, Exhibit & Engagement Director, 850-640-3670

JUROR / WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Giles works primarily in watercolor and is a signature member of AWS, NWS, TWSA, PWS, American Woman Artists, the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society and a member of the International Guild of Realism. Her work is defined by strong values and intense colors on a variety of subjects, and she works in a realistic style. She teaches workshops in the US and Canada, in person and online. She has won numerous national awards, including the AWS Bronze Medal in 2022 and the NWS First Place Purchase Award 2021. Kathleen’s work has been featured in Watercolor Artist magazine, International Artist magazine, the French magazine Pratique des Arts, and others. “My art has become such an all- encompassing force in my life that I am always involved in some aspect of it. I am continually challenged and inspired to use all I know but still be open to fresh ideas or techniques. The passion I feel for my work comes through to the viewer and helps to ensure that my work is always evolving. I find the artistic life to be a wondrous journey of self-discovery and expression. I also value the artistic relationships with my students and the endless opportunities to grow and learn that teaching affords me.” Kathleen’s website:

The 3-day workshop is $399. The workshop will be held at the Panama City Center for the Arts, Wed. – Fri, June 7-9, 9 am to 4 pm. Registrants must be SW members or join at the same time. Workshop information, application and payment are on the Southern Watercolor Society’s website under the “Exhibition Menu.”

If you have questions, contact Don Taylor, SW Exhibition and Workshop Coordinator, 850-215- 9424.


Cash awards and merchandise awards will exceed $10,000 this year. Best of Show - $2,000, Platinum - $1,750, Gold - $1,500, Silver - $1,250, Bronze - $1000, Sapphire - $450.

This exhibition will hang at Panama City Center for the Arts (PCCA).

March 15, 2023  -  Application entry deadline

April 1  -  Juror Receives images for selection into the exhibition

April 15  -  Accept / Decline notifications via Call for Entry (CAFÉ)

April 18 NLT  -  Accepted Artist Complete CAFÉ’ Invitation

May 15 NLT  -  Accepted Artist pays Handling Fee thru CAFÉ’

May 22 to Jun 2  -  Shipped works to arrive at PCCA

Jun 3 (10am – 4:30pm)  -  Hand-delivered works accepted at PCCA

June 9 – July 1  -    Exhibition Dates

June 6  -  Juror’s Selection of Awards

June 7,8,9  -  Kathleen Giles Workshop

Jun 9 (5-7pm)  -  Reception and Awards Ceremony

Jun 10 (10-11am)  -  Members Meeting

Jul 5 & 6 (10am – 4:30pm)  -  Pick-up of hand-delivered work 

Beginning Jul 6  -  Works packed for return shipping


___1. Paintings must be original in composition / design and not copies of other artist’s work, including photographs by persons other than the artist. Paintings started or completed under supervision in a workshop are not eligible to enter.

___2. Paintings are limited to water-based media, painted on paper, watercolor board or YUPO, unvarnished, (no water soluble oil or pastel products).

___3. Collage is acceptable if it consists only of paper painted by the artist (no newsprint, photos, digital images, giclées, 3-D objects, gold leaf or metal).

___4. Image size showing through the mat may be no smaller than 80 square inches. Framed size maximum is 44” in either direction.

___5. All works must have been completed in the last 5 years and not have been accepted into previous SW exhibitions.


Failure to follow these guidelines will result in return and/or disqualification. In the event a painting is received damaged the artist will be notified for further actions to be taken.


___Painting image a minimum of 80, as viewed within the mat opening. An image painted exactly to the edge of 80 (e.g., 8 X 10) paper can be floated within a larger mat opening.


___White or light neutral (no colors or black) with painting image visible within the opening of the mat.


 ___Maximum overall size of frame cannot exceed 44”x44”.


___Maximum width of the frame molding cannot exceed 2”.

___Simple, smooth, flat profile in undecorated metal or wood.

 ___Color must be black, white, gold, silver, or natural wood.


 ___Painting must be protected with Plexiglas or an acrylic glazing sheet. NO glass. NO “saw tooth” hangers.

____Must Tape the ends of all hanging wire including coated wire.

___1. Accepted paintings must be shipped in a reusable box via UPS or FedEx including PREPAID return shipping labels. Return labels must include a bar code. NO Will Call Return Labels.

___2. Shipping artwork in Airfloat, U-LINE or Master Pack boxes is Mandatory. NO other shipping containers are acceptable. No extra shipping material is to be used. NO wooden boxes. NO screws or nails. NO peanuts.

 ___3. Print your name boldly on the outer flap for easy recognition for packing.

___4. Place a copy of your accepted image on the inside lid of your shipping box.

___5. Pay $25 Handling Fee through CAFE' by May 15, 2023. 

___6. Ship to: Panama City Center for the Arts

C/O Anastasia Dengerud 19 E 4th Street

Panama City, FL 32401



Submission of the entry shall serve as an agreement by the artist that all conditions in this prospectus have been met. SW reserves the right to refuse, upon arrival, any painting of unacceptable quality or damaged in shipment. A painting that does not match its submitted digital image or doesn’t meet the presentation guidelines of this prospectus will be returned. Any SW member who attempts to influence, intimidate and/or harass a judge, exhibitor, Board member, or exhibition committee member can be banned from the current show and from future entry into SW exhibitions by a vote of the Board. The juror’s decision will be final for the accepted paintings as will be the judge’s decision for awards. The Southern Watercolor Society (SW) and its officers and the Panama City Center for the Arts and its representatives and employees are released and discharged of any and all claims made by damage or loss of the painting while in the possession of SW or PCCA. Each artist must carry his/her own insurance for shipping and/or damage during the exhibit. Images of selected art will be used in the SW catalog, for publicity, for educational purposes and on the organizations’ websites at the discretion of the SW Board. No work accepted for the SW Annual Exhibition may be withdrawn prior to the closure of the exhibit. Suspension of membership privileges for one year will be enforced for the following:

1.  Failure to submit an accepted painting.

2.  Painting is not an original

3.  Submission of artwork other than the one that was juried into the SW Exhibition

4.  Submission of a painting already accepted in a previous SW show.


Artists with dues paid for may submit up to two painting images with a non-refundable entry fee of $35. No more than one painting per entrant is selected for this exhibition. Acceptance into three exhibitions earns Artist Signature Membership (SW). Acceptance into ten exhibitions earns Life Membership (LM pays no dues).


•  File Type: JPEG or JPG

•  File Dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.

•  File Size: Under 5MB

•  File Name: Last Name Title (Smith Joyful Smiles)

•  Crop out all matting.

•  Correctly orient the image as viewed, vertically or horizontally

•  SW reserves the right to reject any juried painting that is noticeably different from the JPEG image or does not comply with entry specifications.


All entry applications are submitted online through (CAFÉ). A link to the application is also found at .

___ First, prepare your images for uploading.

___ Set up or log into your account with CAFÉ.

___ Go to My Profile to verify your contact information is correct.

___ Go to My Portfolio and upload your images.

___ Go to Apply to Calls and type in on the blank entry line under Call Listings:  46th Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition 2023.

___ Read the Prospectus, then select Apply Now to complete the application and pay the $35 application fee.

___ If you have not already paid for your membership through our website, you can also elect to pay the $30 membership fee along with your application fee.

For CAFÉ Technical Assistance, go to www.callforentry/contact-us/ call 303-629-1166 to speak with a "live" person. CAFÉ Technical Assistance is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm MST.

For all other questions about the prospectus, contact: Michele Tabor Kimbrough: Phone: 850-557-0655 or email:


Panama City Center for the Arts will charge a 30% commission on all sales of artwork.


It is your responsibility to check CAFÉ whether you receive an email or not. If accepted, you must accept/decline the invitation.  All accepted artists are to refer to this prospectus on preparing accepted artwork for delivery.


The juror will select 3 additional artworks above the list of accepted works. There is no penalty if you choose not to be on the wait list. There is only opportunity if you accept being on the wait list. Just ensure you follow the prospectus guidelines and be prepared to hand deliver or ship your artwork.




*REQUIRED: Complete this form with your signature. Separate the form and attached to the back of the painting on the upper left corner of the accepted painting. Ship to the Panama City Center for the Arts.

Title of the Painting: __________________________  

Artist’s Name: ______________________________   



Price: $ __________                                    

NFS  ______(check mark) 

VALUE for insurance amount $______

I understand that my shipped painting will be rejected prior to installment if it does not comply with the prospectus. Thank You, Southern Watercolor Society Board of Directors

Your Signature:  __________________________________________                                            

Application Requirements


Eligibility Criteria