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Entry into the 78th Annual International Open Exhibition is now closed.

NWWS is proud to be accepting entries for the 78th Annual International Open Exhibition. We grow more proud each year that this exhibition is recognized as one of the strongest, most prestigious in the U.S. and we are wonderfully amazed at the range of talent, freshness, and the many diverse, creative ways each artist explores watercolor.

With each new exhibition there is a need to update the Prospectus. You’ll want to carefully read through it and familiarize yourself with the changes. Thank you and we look forward to your entry!

Over $10,000 in cash & merchandise awards is anticipated for the exhibition. Top cash awards are:
First Place- $2,000; Second Place-$1,250; Third Place- $750; Purchase Award-$1,000


11/12/17  Prospectus online and entries accepted  
1/14/18  Entry deadline, 6:00 p.m. PST  
1/15/18  Registration begins for Mark Mehaffey workshop. (April 23-26, 2018 – 4 DAYS ONLY).  
 1/23/18  Deadline for entry payments sent by US mail. 
 2/25/18  Electronic acceptance packages are emailed to accepted artists. 
 2/25/18  Accepted artists list posted online (Note: Only accepted artists will be notified.) 
 3/29/18  Deadline for receipt of shipped paintings to: Phoenix Art Restoration,
 17712 15 th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98155 
 4/14/18  Hand delivery of paintings, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon  to: Mercer Island Community Center,
 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 
 Exhibition opens to public 
 4/26/18  NWWS Awards Reception, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
 6/1/18  Exhibition closes
 6/2/18  Pick-up hand-delivered paintings, 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. 



 Mercer Island Community Center 8236 SE 24 th St. Mercer Island, WA 

Mark Mehaffey                                   JUROR:

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