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77th Annual International 

Open Exhibition

Exhibition Details

The 77th Annual International Open Exhibition is now open for online entry. The Open Exhibition runs from April 24 through June 2, 2017 at the Gig Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Both members of the Northwest Watercolor Society and non-members may enter the exhibition. Deadline for entry has been EXTENDED to January 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m. PST.  See prospectus below for entry details.


The prospectus is updated throughout the year; therefore,
please read it very carefully, and thank you. After reading
the Prospectus click the "ONLINE ENTRY FORM" button

Keiko Tanabe is the 77th Annual International Open Exhibition
juror and workshop instructor.

Exhibition is open:
April 24 - June 2, 2017

Gig Harbor History Museum
4121 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
phone: 253-858-6722

 Tues-Friday:   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 Saturday:   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 Sunday:   12 - 5:00 PM

For general questions about the exhibition,
acceptance, delivery 
process, etc., please
contact the Exhibition Co-Chair Deborah Roskopf:

Deborah Roskopf:
phone: 425-754-0628 or

For questions about the online entry
process only, p
lease contact the
Exhibition Co-Chair Molly Murrah.

Molly Murrah:
phone: 425-822-6552

Important Dates

Nov 1, 2016   

Prospectus posted online 

Dec 15, 2016

Keiko Tanabe workshop
(April 24-28) registration

Jan 22, 2017

Entry deadline, 6:00 p.m. PST

Jan 31

Deadline for entry payments
sent by US mail.

Feb 26

Electronic acceptance packages
are emailed to accepted artists.
Accepted artists posted online. 
Note: Only accepted artists are

April 7

DEADLINE: Receipt of shipped
paintings to Phoenix Art Restoration 
17712 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98155 
Shipped paintings will be returned
within two weeks of exhibition close.

April 22

Hand delivery of paintings to:
Gig Harbor History Museum 
10:00 a.m. – Noon
4121 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

April 24

Exhibition opens to public

April 29

NWWS Awards Reception 
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the
Gig Harbor History Museum 

June 2

Exhibition closes

June 3

Pick up hand-delivered
paintings 10:00 a.m.–12 Noon 
($20 late fee for art not picked
up on 6/3/2017)

After reading the prospectus, enter the show here!

Remember, to enter 2 paintings, they must be entered TOGETHER on the same online entry form. Select your number of entries based on whether you are an NWWS member or Non-member.
Online Entry Form