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47th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 5/31/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (47th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition): $40.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 6/9/20 - 6/29/20

47th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition


Submission Deadline: May 31, 2020 ( only)

Exhibition Dates: September 11 – October 24, 2020

 The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 47th year, is presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country.  In 2020, RMNW will be partially supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

CAE’s mission is to promote and cultivate artistic excellence and to enrich the art experience in our mountain community. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CAE is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. In 2017 we moved to a new facility, which includes a modern gallery space housed in a historic old school house that became a church and is now the new home of CAE.

2020 JUROR

CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, Linda Daly Baker AWS-df, NWS, will serve as the juror for the 47th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Linda Baker, from Charleston, SC, is a representational watercolor artist whose paintings focus on capturing the light and shadows that transform images. She is a Signature Member of 8 watermedia societies and has juried multiple exhibits across the USA and internationally. Her work has been featured in the book,  ‘Masters of Watercolor Artists by Konstatin Sherkov in Russia, and in multiple magazines including American Artist, The Artist Magazine, L'Aquarelle in France including the American version, The Watercolor Magazine, The  Art of Watercolor, and the Splash series. She has consistently won awards in national and international exhibits since 2002, and her work was included in the 2012 Shanghai Biennial and the 2013 Shenzhen Biennial in China.  
Linda Baker will offer a Master Workshop, at CAE July 27 – July 30, 2020 (Monday-Thursday). Registration for the workshop will open on February 15, 2020 on our website at For questions on the workshop, you may contact CAE’s Chief Curator of Art and Education, Sharifa Moore,


May 31, 2020


Deadline for receipt of entries (

June 22, 2020


Juror selections announced and artists notified via email

June 29, 2020


Deadline for accepted artists’ contracts and all materials (artist’s statement, bio/resume, and photograph)

July 1 – 22, 2020


Shipped works will be accepted

July 19, 2020 (10:00-12:00)


Hand-delivered works will be accepted

July 27 – July 30, 2020


Master Workshop with Linda Baker

September 11, 2020 (4:00-7:00)

September 11 – October 24, 2020

October 26, 2020


Opening Reception

Exhibition Dates

Pick-up of unsold artwork

October 30, 2020


Unsold artwork shipped to artist

ELIGIBILITY - Open to all artists residing in the United States.

·         Each artist may enter up to 3 paintings for consideration. Accepted artists will have only 1 original painting “hanging” in the exhibition. Please only submit images of finished original paintings that you would like to be considered for “hanging” display in the exhibition.

·         Paintings on boards, panels, or watercolor canvas that are not framed must have finished (non-raw) edges and be gallery-quality exhibition ready.

·         Paintings must be produced in an aqueous medium.

·         Computergenerated works, reproductions, or Giclee prints are also not permitted. All collage materials must be painted by the artist.

·         Other media, if used, must be in conjunction with the watermedia, which must be dominant.

·         All entries must be oneofakind.

·         Artworks must have been painted in the last two years, and may not have been shown previously in any exhibition at CAE or a previous RMNW exhibition.

·         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.


  • Minimum image size is 8” x 10”.
  • Maximum frame size is 40” x 60”.
  • No glass is permitted. Plexiglass only.
  • Frame must be sturdy enough to support the artwork without buckling the plexiglass.
  • Frame must be wired for hanging. No other types of hangers are allowed.
  • Mats, if used, must be white or off white unless it is an integral part of the artwork.
  • CAE reserves the right to reject inadequate framing or arrange with the artist to take it for repair/reinforcement at the artist’s cost


  • 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 prepaid return-shipping label and a sturdy box. Unsold work or sold artwork empty boxes will not be returned without a prepaid return-shipping label. CAE will not create labels or call FedEx to process call tags with a shipping account number.
  • CAE is not responsible for damage or loss during transport.
  • CAE provides insurance for artworks while on premises.


Due to COVID-19, CAE will implement an online catalog for the 2020 exhibition.


In 2019, awards totaled over $10,000 in cash and merchandise to exhibition artists.


All paintings must be available for sale during the exhibition. Please note that CAE 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. CAE reserves the right to final curatorial, educational, installation, and marketing decisions.



1. File format: JPEG only

2. File dimensions: no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side

3. File size: 5 MB maximum

4. File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

5. Orientation: ensure your image is properly oriented (vertical or horizontal)

6.  Show only the image, no frame or mat

7.   No digital enhancement to the image is allowed

8.   No slides or photographs will be accepted

9.   It is in your best interest to submit a high resolution, high quality image

CAE 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:

·         Pixl Express: (free, online)

·         Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (purchase software)

·         How-To Tutorial by Linda Doll:


1.   Prepare your digital image before you apply through

2.   Go to

3.   If entrants have not registered previously with CaFE, setting up a portfolio is free of charge

4.   Pay the non-refundable entry fee of $40.00 for 2 images or $50.00 for 3 images.

5.    Images submitted may be used for publicity and/or educational purposes

6.    For technical assistance with your entry, please see or contact directly (CAE cannot provide technical assistance for CaFE)

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. For further inquiries, contact Sharifa Moore via email at

Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria