Call Detail
42nd Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition
Foothills Art Center
Attn: RMNW 2015
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 5/27/15
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Foothills Art Center: RMNW 2015): $40.00
Online Entry Submission Deadline: May 27, 2015
Exhibition Dates: September 19October 25, 2015 
2015 JUROR
Foothills Art Center (FAC) selected nationally recognized artist, Mark E. Mehaffey, as the juror for the 2015 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society Dolphin Fellow, Transparent Watercolor Society of America Signature Life Member-Master Status, Watercolor West, and Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society.
Mr. Mehaffey has won major awards in juried exhibitions across the country including the Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor and the Arches Paper Company Award from American Watercolor Society. His work has appeared in many publications and is included in corporate, public and private collections including Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Arches Paper Company and the permanent collections of transparent watercolors at the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin and the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.
Mr. Mehaffey will offer a Master Workshop, "Experiment for Fun, Design for Sucess," at FAC August 4-6, 2015 (Tuesday-Thursday).  For more information and to register, please visit the ‘education’ page on our website: , email our Education Coordinator at, or call 303-279-3922 ext. 32.
The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 42nd year, is presented by FAC in Golden, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States, and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country.
Located in historic downtown Golden, FAC leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, FAC is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. Founded in 1968 and an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings, the main gallery is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church and an 1892 Queen Anne style manse, set behind a sculpture garden designed by Saarinen Landscape Architecture.
May 11, 2015: Deadline to receive mailed in entries (application available on FAC website)
May 27, 2015: Deadline to receive online (CaFE) entries
June 25, 2015: Juror selections announced & artists notified via e-mail
July 12, 2015: Deadline for accepted artists’ contracts and materials
July 13 – 20, 2015: Shipped works will be accepted
July 19, 2015, 10:00am – 12:00pm: Hand-delivered works will be accepted
August 4 – 6, 2015: Mark Mehaffey Workshop
August 6, 2015, 6:00pm: Lecture with Mark Mehaffey
September 17, 2015, 6:00-7:30 pm: Patron Preview
September 18, 2015, 5:00 – 8:00pm: FAC Member Reception & Award Ceremony
October 26, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00pm: Pick up of unsold artwork
October 30, 2015: Ship unsold artwork
  • Open to all artists residing in the United States.
  • Paintings must be an aqueous medium on paper, illustration board or Yupo paper. Canvas is not permitted, nor are computer‐generated works or Giclee prints. All collage materials must be painted by the artist.
  • All entries must be one‐of‐a‐kind.
  • Artworks must have been painted in the last two years, and may not have been shown previously in any exhibition at FAC.
  • Minimum image size is 80 square inches (multiply length x width). There is no maximum size limitation.
  • Your source material must be your own design or made from your own photograph.
  • If accepted, the painting shipped must be the same as the image submitted. 
  • All shipped artwork will be charged a $25 handling fee.
  • Detailed instructions will be sent with notification of acceptance.
  • All artists shipping work must provide a pre‐paid return-shipping label. Unsold work will not be returned without a prepaid return-shipping label.
  • FAC is not responsible for damage or loss during transport.
  • FAC provides insurance for artworks while on premises. 
FAC produces a beautiful full color catalog featuring the artwork in the exhibition and indicating the award winners. All artists who apply will receive one complimentary catalog. Additional copies of the catalog may be purchased for $10, plus tax and shipping.
In 2014, FAC awarded over $8,000 in cash and merchandise to exhibition artists.
All paintings must be available for sale during the exhibition. Please note that FAC retains a 40% commission on all art sales. Prices may not be changed after submission. Payment for sold artwork will be issued 30 days after the close of the exhibition. 
Submission to this juried exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Foothills Art Center reserves the right to final curatorial, educational, installation and marketing decisions.
  1. CaFE requires that all images conform to a specific format. FAC encourages all entrants to review the instructions and tutorials for formatting images and entering before beginning the actual entry process. The following are tools available to help format digital entries:
  2. Pay the non-refundable entry fee of $40
  3. Submit your entry via CaFE no later than 11:59:59pm on May 25, 2015
  4. Images submitted may be used for publicity and/or educational purposes.
  5. For technical assistance with your entry, please see or contact
All correspondence and notifications with entrants will be done via email. Please make sure that your contact information is correct. If you do not have an email address, it is advised that you create one before you enter.
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