The NWWS Annual International Open Exhibition is the most notable juried exhibition sponsored by NWWS. Each year, a carefully chosen esteemed juror curates the exhibition, selecting outstanding work from across the U.S. and internationally. Painters in water media, including watercolor, acrylic, gouache, egg tempera, and mixed media are eligible to enter the Open Exhibition. The exhibition has grown tremendously in size and reputation since its inception in 1940, with annual awards in 2023 totaling over $13,000.
The next exhibition will be in October of 2024, with the prospectus being available in the spring of 2024.
2023 AWARD WINNERS are listed below. To view the award winning paintings, click: AWARD WINNING PAINTINGS
FIRST PLACE – Christine Alfery, “Talisman”
SECOND PLACE – Carla O’Connor, “Dreamer” (sold)
THIRD PLACE – THOMAS SCHALLER, “FADE NYC”
NWWS PURCHASE AWARD – Lisa Pope, “Searching for a Seahorse” (sold)
TERRACOTTA AWARD – Chris Krupinski, “Off the Vine”
FASO/BOLDBRUSH AWARD – William Hook, “Johnson Plumbing Co”
DANIEL SMITH AWARD – Elaine Daily-Birnbaum, “Resting on Laurels”
SALIS INTERNATIONAL AWARD – Kathleen Mooney, “Ceiltigh”
FRENCH ESCAPADE AWARD – Yidan Guo, “Tibetan Woman Series, Grandmother”
BLICK ART MATERIALS AWARD – Liz Walker, “Backbeat #1”
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST AWARD – Lorraine Watry, “Looking Glass”
HOLBEIN ARTIST MATERIALS AWARD – Bev Jozwiak, “Line and Movement”
M. GRAHAM AWARD – Melanie Harman, “Ealing Broadway Blues”
SILVERBRUSH AWARD – David Amsellem, “Stuck in the Middle with You”
DR. Ph. MARTINS AWARD – John E. James, “Sometimes the Past Comes Through”
NWWS MEMBERSHIP AWARD – Grace Haverty, “The Bikers”
THE 2023 EXHIBITION IS A GALLERY EXHIBITON AT THE BEAUTIFUL MATZKE FINE ART GALLERY AND SCULPTURE PARK ON CAMANO ISLAND, WA.
EXHIBITION DATES 10-14-2023 TO 11-12-2023
OPENING RECEPTION AT MATZKE GALLERY: 10-28-23, 2:30-5:00