Call Detail
Society of Watercolor Artists - 2024 International Juried Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 3/15/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (SWA Member): $45.00
Entry Fee (Non SWA Member): $55.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Event Dates: 4/13/24 - 5/25/24

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS:  Original artwork only. (Definition of Originality:  From concept to execution, this ‘original’ painting is strictly my own composition.)

The use of photographs as reference materials is allowed only if that photograph was taken by the artist submitting the painting.  (Permission to use a photograph from another photographer, amateur or professional, relative or friend, is not allowed.)  No AI (Artificial Intelligence) allowed to create reference material or any portion of artwork.

Work must be water-media on watercolor paper or Yupo.  Water-media includes traditional watercolors, acrylics, inks or gouache.  Inks cannot cover more than 10% of the surface.  No works on canvas or other materials other than specified.

The following are not allowed in this exhibition and will result in disqualification:

  • Collage
  • Nudes
  • Work done during a workshop or in a class that is not original subject matter of artist
  • Copies or likenesses of another artist’s artwork
  • Digital reproductions or use of web/online photographs
  • Digital/printer reproductions printed onto surface of artwork
  • Artwork must have been completed in the last 3 years (after March 2021) and cannot have been shown previously in any SWA juried art exhibition.

Each artist may submit up to three (3) paintings for consideration, no more than one (1) may be chosen for the show by the juror.

If accepted, the painting shipped must be the same as the image submitted.

All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works that may sell before the show or be shown elsewhere during the show.  No paintings shall be removed early from the show.


Entry Fees:  

  • 2024 SWA Members - $45 (USD)
  • Non-Members - $55
  • Option of becoming SWA Member

All fees must be paid online through the Call for Entry (CaFÉ) website.   

Artists may submit up to 3 paintings.   Only 1 painting per artist is eligible for acceptance into this exhibition


Membership in SWA is not necessary for entry.  However, SWA Members receive a discounted entry fee into the International Exhibition.  The SWA membership year runs January thru December and includes a juried exhibition for members later in the year. Those who have been accepted to five SWA Juried Exhibitions while sustaining active membership are awarded SWA signature status and may add “SWA” with their signature. Disqualified work does not count toward signature status.  If interested in becoming a member, visit our website

SALES:  SWA withholds 25% commission on sales. Entries not clearly marked with a price are considered not for sale. Prices cannot be changed after the entry process. Details for shipping sold works will be worked out between SWA and the artist. Payment for sold artwork will be issued within 30 days of receipt of payment from buyer.

CATALOGS:  Accepted entrants and sponsors receive a complementary catalog. Additional catalogs are available for sale after the reception. Contact us at for sponsorship opportunities. Shipped works will have the catalog enclosed in the shipping box.

Application Requirements

FRAMING & SIZE RESTRICTIONS: Failure to follow guidelines shall result in disqualification.

  • Plexiglass must be used - NO GLASS.  Varnished paintings also accepted.
  • All paintings are to be framed.  No frame can be wider than 2” on each side. The minimum framed size is 15” in any direction/Maximum framed size is 42” any direction.
  • No painting shall be smaller than 10” x 12” image size.
  • Frames may be metal or wood.
  • Diptychs/triptychs constitute one painting and must be framed as such.
  • All work must be matted using a white/off white mat.  Colored filets, colored lining or colored backboards are not allowed and will be disqualified if delivered as such.  A visible mat with a minimum 2" is required.  A single, double or extra thick mat is acceptable. Floated work is allowed but must be adhered to a proper mat substrate which should show in the frame.
  • Work must hang by wire using D-rings or metal hanging hardware. No saw-tooth hangers or screw eyes allowed.

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Eligibility Criteria

This exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and older. International entries are welcome.  Open to both SWA members and Non-Members.  (SWA Members receive a discounted entry fee.)