The NWWS Member’s Exhibition, WATERWORKS UNLIMITED, is an annual juried exhibition that showcases the work of our wonderfully talented members who reside across the U.S. and around the world. Opening in April of each year, this juried exhibition is open to all NWWS members in good standing.
The exceptional conditions of the pandemic necessitated the 2020 exhibition to be our first online NWWS exhibition. It was a whirlwind change of plan and our generous volunteers made the change seamless. We are thrilled that the exhibition was seen by visitors from around the world and we sold twice as many paintings as is typical.
In 2021, NWWS has asked two distinctive artists to contribute to our celebration of member’s work. Liana Bennett will serve as exhibition juror and also as instructor of a 2-day workshop on April 26 and 27. Liz Walker will be our guest demo artist at the Tues., April 26th meeting and also hold a two day workshop on April 28 and 29.
The prospectus will be posted in November of 2020 for the 2021 exhibition, which will be online-only.
Visit our two WATERWORKS UNLIMITED’s artists websites and learn more about why NWWS is so excited to share their talents.

Liz Walker: www.lizwalkerart.com
Liana Bennett: www.lianabennett.com

The prospectus for the 2021 members exhibition will be posted in November 2020.
The 2021 entry form will be available in November 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.