RIWS Presents:



Ralph Acosta Block Island Ferry
Ralph Acosta The Way Home
Jerry Aissis If Steps Could Talk
Lisa Bailey Clear Skies
Margaret Bailey The Shark
Cynthia Bell My Nephew, My Love
Evelyn Bernal Beach House
Evelyn Bernal Dawn
Winifred Breines Jar, Pitcher, Red Pears, Pumpkin, Squash
Winifred Breines Yellow Squash, Flower, Pomegranate, Persimmon, Grapes
Winifred Breines Garlic, Candles, Vases and Orange Peel
Judith Freeman Clark Ivory Vase
Susan Czernicka Beavertail, Jamestown Rhode Island
Carlie Degaetano An Old-Time Garden
Cheryl Dinsdale Taz
Sharon D Eisman Garden Shadows
Karen Fitzgerald Distancing, New Orleans
Laurelyn Gavitt Newport Garden Shed
Nancy Godfray Sidewalk Beauty
Jackie Habig Biking to Fontainbleau
Jackie Habig Paris Metro
Christine Herron Calla Lily
Christine Herron Anne's Bouquet
Liz Houle Stay at home
Lori Jeremiah Waiting for High Tide
Lori Jeremiah Together We're Safe
Gina Judy Laughter-Banquet
Gina Judy Nursing Home Series I:In Respite, Among The Forgotten
Donna Kirwan In the Pink
Catherine Radix Mansell Chicago Vibe
Donna Mazzone Verde Valley Chapel
Judith Naftygiel Her Favorite Place
Kristina Occhino Restoration in Mystic
Kristina Occhino Sunrise, Pemaquid Light
Ivan Orlinsky Salem Ma House
Elvira Para Mystic
Elvira Para Hydrangeas
Elvira Para Beyond
Richard Pawlak Woman Sitting
Richard Pawlak Girls
Sandra Richard Tea with a View
Sandra Richard Onions
Frank Robertson Fly By
Olivia Saccocia Quarter Face
Kelly Starke hydrangea flit
Susan Stranz Hydrangea
Susan Stranz Cliff Walk
Norma Sumner Lovely Lilies
Norma Sumner Lovely Bermuda
Barbara Testa David Austin English Rose
Barbara Testa Late Summer English Rose
Lynnette Torres Peacock Fantacy
Mariko Toyama Into the Woods
Mariko Toyama Colorful tulips in front of market
Andrea Warner Precious Dunes in the National Seashore
Anne Wert Wrigley
Mark Winsor White Elephants
Mary Wojciechowski Color My World
Veronica Wolfe Twelve Pines, Derry Clare Lough
Veronica Wolfe Still Morning

Open to all artists in New England!

Juror: Paul George www.paulgeorgeartist.com

Entry Deadline: September 30th

Exhibition Dates: October 24 - November 20

Notification of Acceptance: October 7th


PLEASE NOTE: Our current hours are Thursday - Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-3pm
We open early for pickup and drop-off Thursdays and Fridays at 8:30am

All 2D Media Acceptable (See more info below)

Images: Minimum 1, Maximum 3

Size: Pieces should not exceed 42 inches on its longest side (not including frame).

Entry Fee (per entry): $20 for non-members, $15 for members (members use code riwsmember)


Any 2D media (see below for more details)
Open to all artists residing in New England
Work must not have been exhibited in a previous Rhode Island Watercolor Society juried show. 
Work must have been completed within the last 10 years.
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 must be the same work represented by the submitted digital images. No altered digital images may be submitted. 
Artwork should be well represented by any digital image submitted. 
Work must be the size represented in the submission form. 
Work may be listed as NFS (not for sale). Enter $0 on CaFE to indicate this.

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 open juried shows.

Media and Mediums

Acceptable mediums: Any 2D media is acceptable (view unacceptable media below). These include but are not limited to: Watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oils, ink, casein, and egg tempera.

Unacceptable media: Photography, 3D media, reproductions

Acceptable Surfaces: Any 2D Surface. These include but are not limted to: watercolor paper, Yupo and similar synthetic papers, paper coated with varnish or gesso, stretched canvas or canvas paper, rice paper, Duralar, illustration board, and wood.

Framing and Presentation: Work must be presented in a professional manner. No broken or damaged frames. Framed work must be under glass or Plexiglass unless it is over 22”x 28”, in which case it must be framed with Plexiglass. Work may be floated within the frame, or presented with a single or double mat. White or off white mats are preferred, but liner mats less than 3/8" may be colored. Entirely colored mats are acceptable only if they are integral in the completion of the artwork. Must be wired with no wire or hanger showing when hung. No tooth hangers.

Submission Fee: $20 for non-members, $15 for members, per piece entered. MEMBERS ONLY: Use coupon code riwsmember. Checks may be made out to "Rhode Island Watercolor Society". To become a member please visit our website at riws.org or send us an email, we're happy to answer all inquiries about our membership!

Shipping: 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.

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 submission may not be re-negotiated at a later date. Submitted pieces may be used as promotional material by RIWS. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. Information on work(s) (including title and price) may not be changed after submission. If the work is sold, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society will receive 35% of the sale.

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