RIWS Fundraising Show

People's Choice: UNFRAMED

We are proud to announce the winner of the People's Choice Award!

Becky Haletky for her piece "Indian Summer"

All entries have a chance to win a framing gift card!

Winners will be determined by voting ballots available in the gallery during the exhibition

Open to RIWS Members only

Drop Off/Delivery: August 20 - September 18

Exhibition Dates: September 21 - November 9

Show Opening: September 21, 12pm - 2pm Free lunch provided!

Pickup: November 9 - November 16

Watermedia Entries Only

Images: Submit as many as you like: 3 guaranteed to hang

Any additional after 3 will fill remaining available space

Size: Images not limited on size

Entry Fee: Free


Watermedia works only (see guidelines for more details)

Open to all RIWS Members

Works must be UNFRAMED and priced at or below $200 (for this show, RIWS takes 50% of all gallery sales)

Work may not be copied from copywritten material. 

No work partially or wholly painted by another. 

Work may have been done in a class or workshop, but only using reference material belonging to the sole artist. 

Work may NOT be listed as NFS (not for sale).

The Rhode Island Watercolor Society is proud to support watercolor and other traditional watermedia materials and methods. With the growth of the arts industry comes the introduction of new equipment and practices. As the options for art making expand, so must the horizons of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society guidelines for our shows.

Media and Mediums

Acceptable mediums: Watercolor, gouache, acrylic, acrylic mediums and watercolor mediums, ink, casein, egg tempera

 Acceptable media up to 20%: line & wash, watercolor pencils, collage (waterbased, on or of paper), charcoal, graphite, wax accents and resists, water-based monotypes and mono prints, embossing.

Unacceptable media: Pastels, colored pencil other than watercolor pencil, fabrics, digital media or digitally enhanced images, multiple edition prints, sand, glitter, gold or metal leaf, collage from printed materials, newspaper, magazines, etc., oil paints, photography, reproductions     

Acceptable Surfaces: Watercolor paper, toned watercolor paper, Yupo and similar synthetic papers, paper coated with water based varnish and gesso, textured paper, gallery wrapped or stretched canvas, canvas paper, illustration board, watercolor board, rice paper, Duralar, Aquaboard, wood     
Framing and Presentation:
Works in this show must be UNFRAMED

. No size requirements. Hanging implements like wire are not required. Unmatted pieces are preferred.

The Rhode Island Watercolor Society reserves the right to exclude from the exhibition any works that do not arrive in sturdy condition, or are deemed too fragile to be successfully exhibited. Work that has not been suitably prepared will be hung at the discretion of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Please submit only work that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. Prices for artwork indicated at the time of drop-off may not be re-negotiated at a later date. Submitted pieces may be used as promotional material by RIWS.

    All shipped work should be sent to:Rhode Island Watercolor Society
    Slater Memorial Park
    831 Armistice Blvd 
    Pawtucket, RI 02861

    All work must be shipped with a PREPAID shipping return label as well as a $10 handling fee.

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