EXHIBITIONS
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL OPEN EXHIBITION
The most notable juried exhibition sponsored by the NWWS is the Annual International Open Exhibition. Painters in water media, including watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and egg tempera are eligible to enter. The exhibition has grown tremendously in size and reputation since its inception in 1940, with annual awards totaling over $10,000. It attracts talented painters from across the US and internationally. The full color catalog produced to accompany the exhibit showcases the entire range of water-based media being created by contemporary artists each year.
Beginning in 2020, the NWWS Annual International Open Exhibition will move to the month of October. We will welcome internationally know artist Ron Stocke as our juror.
Upcoming jurors and workshop instruction:
2020 - Ron Stocke
2021 - Ted Nuttal
2022 - Stan Kurth
2023 - Andy Evansen
The 2020 International Open Prospectus will be available in April of 2020. Notable changes in the prospectus include the option for accepted entries to frame their paintings without glass, additional painting substrates that are now accepted, and updated information on participation in the available temporary framing program. Thank you for carefully reviewing the prospectus before entering.
NWWS will welcome Ron Stocke as our 2020 juror and workshop instructor.
We look forward to receiving your entry for this internationally respected exhibition.

The entry period for the 79th NWWS International Open Exhibition is now closed. The 2020 International Open Prospectus will be available in April of 2020. Thank you for your support for NWWS.

Click the button below to find the list of the artists accepted into the 2019 Annual International Open Exhibition.

Click the button below to find the list of very deserving award winning paintings from the 2019 Annual International Exhibition.

A. The Co-Chairs of the Annual International Open Exhibition, along with the NWWS president, choose one painting to receive the “Purchase Award” from paintings that are part of the exhibition. Accepted artists may choose to have their work be available for this $1,000 award but are not required to do so. Most artists elect to make their work available for this prestigious award and are honored to become part of the NWWS Permanent Collection.

A. There are many skills used and decisions made when one creates a painting, with the selection of subject matter being one of the first. An original painting includes originality of inspiration and is not borrowed from someone else’s photograph. Read a larger article about this topic here: Understanding Originality for Exhibitions

A. NWWS seeks out the best, most respected jurors to curate exhibitions. While each juror has personal criteria, each knows that the most successful exhibitions are a balance of subject matter and style while showcasing the most worthy paintings. This article, written by NWWS member , Sarah Love, provides insight into the jury process: How to Get Into a Juried Art Show – Tips from Six Well-Known Jurors.

Look at the “important dates” in the prospectus and find the date that the accepted entries will be posted on the website. If your name is on the accepted entries list on the website on that date, you will also be sent an acceptance package through email with additional information.

If you need assistance with sizing or color correction, there are several websites that offer image editing software. Pixlr has been successfully used by members to prepare a painting image for entry into an exhibition.
Have your image photographed and available to import into the software at this website and follow the websites instructions.

WATERWORKS - ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION
 
Waterworks Unchained + ONLINE is the 2020 juried exhibition of work from our exceptionally talented NWWS members who reside across the U.S. and internationally. As NWWS is adapting to the coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 exhibition will be an online exhibition only. We welcome Birgit O’Connor as our juror.
Online exhibition dates: April 28 - Sept. 12, 2020
Awards posted: April 28, 2020
NWWS is excited to announce several modifications to the requirements for entering, including:
  • Paintings are no longer required to be exhibited under glass, allowing for many creative framing options.
  • A wider variety of painting substrates are allowed.
  • The minimum size has been reduced to 7” on any one side.
  • Members may enter one, two, or three paintings.
The prospectus for the 2021 members exhibition will be posted in November 2020.
The entry period for the 2020 Waterworks Unchained Exhibition is now closed. Thank you for your support for NWWS.
With great pleasure, we congratulate the artists whose paintings were accepted into the 2020 Waterworks Unchained Exhibition.
Christine Alfery
Kate Aubrey
Diana Aurigemma
Robin Becic
Anne-Marie Berkey
Judi Betts
Claire Bischoff
Devi Brunsch
Thomas Bucci
Lisa Campos
Kay Cassill
Sara Cate
David Chastain
Charles Cherry
Kathy Collins
Jack Dorsey
Leslie Dugas
Bev Eckmann
Alexandra Eyer
Angela Fehr
Antoaneta Georgieva
Jeff Good
Angela Grainger
Vernon Groff
Sandy Haight
Bill Hook
John James
Beverly Jozwiak
Don King
Karen Knutson
Doreen Koch Allen
Collette Mason
Geoffrey McCormack
Richard McDiarmid
Kristie Mooney
Molly Murrah
Sandy Newhouse
Dan Ogg
Doug Plut
Lisa Pope
April Rimpo
John Ringen
Martha Rogers
Deborah Roskopf
Jolene Sanborn
M Judith K Sanders-Wood
Cheryl Schmardebeck
Mary Schossow Schumaker
Barbara Seese
Shelley Skoropinski Supple
Liz Walker
Glenda Weibel
Dona White
Roger Whitlock
Alisha Whitman
Deidre Williams
Sherry Willis
Sandy Winfree
Bob Witte
Sandra Wood
Suze Woolf
Katherine L Wright
Awards winners for the 2020 Waterworks Unchained + ONLINE exhibition will be posted on April 28, 2020

A. There are many skills used and decisions made when one creates a painting, with the selection of subject matter being one of the first. An original painting includes originality of inspiration and is not borrowed from someone else’s photograph. Read a larger article about this topic here: Understanding Originality for Exhibitions

A. NWWS seeks out the best, most respected jurors to curate exhibitions. While each juror has personal criteria, each knows that the most successful exhibitions are a balance of subject matter and style while showcasing the most worthy paintings. This article, written by NWWS member , Sarah Love, provides insight into the jury process: How to Get Into a Juried Art Show – Tips from Six Well-Known Jurors.

Look at the “important dates” in the prospectus and find the date that the accepted entries will be posted on the website. If your name is on the accepted entries list on the website on that date, you will also be sent an acceptance package through email with additional information. Only those who are accepted are specially notified.

If you need assistance with sizing or color correction, there are several websites that offer image editing software. Pixlr has been successfully used by members to prepare a painting image for entry into an exhibition.
Have your image photographed and available to import into the software at this website and follow the websites instructions.
SIGNATURE MEMBERS EXHIBITION
NWWS members who have achieved the level of Signature Membership are celebrated each 2 to 3 years with a Signature Membership Exhibition.
Signature Membership is open to members in good standing and is achieved after being accepted into two Waterworks Exhibitions and one Annual International Open Exhibition, or two Annual International Open Exhibitions.
To learn more about Signature Membership requirements, click here.
Artists exhibiting in the 2019 Signature Exhibition.
The NWWS Signature Exhibition represents outstanding work from our Signature Members. Some paintings warrant further special recognition and we are pleased to present these exceptional paintings.
If you need assistance with sizing or color correction, there are several websites that offer image editing software. Pixlr has been successfully used by members to prepare a painting image for entry into an exhibition.
Have your image photographed and available to import into the software at this website and follow the websites instructions.
WIDE WORLD OF ART EXHIBITIONS
NWWS is happy to provide information and links to many galleries and art organizations that offer exhibition opportunities, workshops, and many other benefits.

The below organizations offer a variety of exhibition, educational, and other events and their websites are filled with valuable information.

NWWS is happy to provide links to other watercolor societies that may offer you the perfect opportunity to exhibit.

Competitions
Springfield Art Museum | Watercolor USA
IWS’s 36th National Exhibition 2020
“Reflections” National Juried Exhibition at Arc Gallery
West Seattle Garden Tour Art Competition
Richeson 75
Professional Artist

Galleries
PARKLANE GALLERY/Kirkland, WA

Call For Art Services
Online Juried Shows
CaFE for Artists - Call for Artists
Art Buckhead - Call for Entry
Art Stampede - Call for Artists
Side Arts - Calls for Artists
Entry Thingy for Artists
artavita
Juried Art Services