Annual International
Open Exhibition

2023 will be the 83rd NWWS Annual International Open Exhibition. This is the most notable juried exhibition sponsored by NWWS.

CLICK: “ENTRY FORM: 83RD INTERNATIONAL OPEN” on this page to find entry form. You must be logged in.

Painters in water media, including watercolor, acrylic, gouache, egg tempera, and mixed media 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 beautiful and wide range of water-based media being created by both traditional watercolorists and contemporary artists who are juried into the exhibition.

2023 ENTRY DEADLINE: JULY 9, 2023 (6 p.m., Pacific)


Upcoming International Open