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The 40th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition 2019
Entry Deadline: 3/2/19
Application Closed

Entry Fee (The 40th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition 2019): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Virginia


ENTRY PROCEDURE Exhibition is open to members of the Virginia Watercolor Society. For details on becoming a member:

$35 Dues may be paid electronically at: http:// or sent to: Virginia Watercolor Society, Attn: Karen Schwartz, Membership Chair, PO Box 6742, Williamsburg, VA 23188


ELIGIBLE WORK FOR THE EXHIBITION Paintings in watercolor and other watermedia including water soluble ink on paper or Yupo. No canvas, digital, computer generated or Gicleé art. If other media are used, water based media must dominate the piece. Collage elements will be accepted if the adhered paper pieces are painted in watermedia by the artist. No computer generated, digital or printed clippings will be allowed. All paintings must have been completed on or after January 1, 2015 and not have been painted under supervision. Paintings may not infringe upon another’s copyright. If photo references are used, they must be the artist’s own photographs. Paintings accepted for previous VWS jurored exhibitions are ineligible.

ENTRY FEE A maximum of three (3) digital images, may be submitted. Entry fee for 1-3 images is $35.00. Entry fee may be paid online or by mailing a check.

March 2, 2019  Mountain Time Zone

SPECIFICATIONS All accpted paintings must hang for the duration of the exhibit. Paintings must be ready for hanging with appropriate hanging hardware and hanging wire, framed under plexiglass or acrylic glazing (no glass), using only white or off-white matting. Poorly matted or framed paintings may be disqualified.
Maximum frame size in any direction is 44 inches.
This includes diptychs and triptychs, which must be in a single frame. Please include on the back of the painting: artist’s name, phone number, title of the painting, medium and price/NFS. This information must match your entry form information.

METHOD OF SELECTION Juror John Salminen NWS, AWS.DF will select no more than one painting per artist from digital images. Artists will be notified of the juror’s choice. Selected paintings must then be submitted for the exhibition. Final selections will be from the actual submitted paintings with the juror’s and receiving committee’s right of refusal.

Please ensure what you list on your entry matches the painting you deliver for the exhibition. 

NOTIFICATION  All artists will be notified of the juror's decision by email by April 15, 2019

Shipped paintings
– Ship to: 
        Navis Pack & Ship 
        Virginia Watercolor Society
        6671 Santa Barbara Rd, Suite E
        Elkridge, MD 21075
Your name/address clearly printed on outside of box.
Enclose paid return shipping label (with optional insurance) attached to hanging wire on back of painting.                                                    
Enclose check made out to Navis Pack & Ship.
Airfloat Strongbox (or equivilant) $100
Packing materials other than Airfloat $115
NO FOAM PEANUTS           
Shipped paintings will be returned to artists beginning on August 5, 2019.

Hand-delivered paintings – will be received on Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, and Sunday, May 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Deliver to: Maguire Woods Gallery
                 Workhouse Art Center
                  9518 Workhouse Way
                  Lorton, VA 22079
Pick-up will be on August 3 and August 4, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

AWARDS Awards will be given at the discretion of the juror. The top award of $1,500 is provided by the Virginia Watercolor Society

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT Every care will be taken by the VWS, the 2019 Exhibition Committee and The Workhouse Art Center. Artwork will be covered by insurance while on exhibit. It is suggested that artists wishing protection during shipping insure their painting independently. VWS has artist's permission to use an image of accepted painting for publicity purposes. Submission of a painting to the VWS 2019 exhibition shall constitute an agreement to comply with all conditions set forth in this prospectus. If a submitted painting is found to be noncompliant it will not be exhibited and will be returned to the artist.  The artist will not be eligible to enter the 2020 exhibiton.

SALES All submissions must include prices. NFS is acceptable. Please include insurance value if NFS. Prices as listed on entry form may not be changed. Interested purchasers will be given the artist's contact information. No commission will be charged on sales.

OPENING RECEPTION  Friday, May 24, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Maguire Woods Gallery, Workhouse Art Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 227

INFORMATION Please contact Tammy Wiedenhaefer at for help or information about the show.