RIWS Presents:

Home for the Holidays

An Online Exhibition

VIEW THE SHOW HERE

If you don't have a Facebook account no worries! Just click "Not Now" at the bottom of the box that pops up. You can view the gallery like a slideshow, there are arrows on the left and right of each image.

WINNERS SHOWCASE:


1st Prize: Anthony Watkins "Acadia Shore" Oil on canvas 12 Inches x 16 Inches NFS
Juror Comments: "Dramatic light and value draw the viewer into the rocky coast. Strong sun light and misty atmosphere create tremendous perspective! I wish I had done this painting!"


Watercolor Award, Best in show for Watercolor: Sally Meding "Bless" Watercolor 12 Inches x 16 Inches
Juror Comments: "True example of a well-executed watercolor - let the paint paint itself. Great composition and design, magical use of the color palette, and excellent rendering of the puppy."


2nd Prize:  Marita Hines "White House" Watercolor 17 Inches x 21 Inches NFS
Juror Comments: "A delightful surprise hidden in the trees! Loose brushstrokes, tight concept with a wonderful sense of light! A truly understated masterpiece."


3rd Prize:  Jurg Jenzer "Hegemony" Resin 24 Inches x 36 Inches $650
Juror Comments: "Solid design with strong composition. The dominant larger mass provocatively offsets the smaller shape and creates an uncomfortable tension. Sign of the times?"


Honorable Mention: Telagio Baptista "Carefully Wrapped" Watercolor on paper 20 Inches x 29 Inches $1800
Juror Comments: "Precious interaction between mother and child, beautifully executed in this watercolor. Such warmth in a cold environment."


Honorable Mention:  Michael Lyons "Christmas in Suburbia" Watercolor on Paper 13 Inches x 8 Inches NFS
Juror Comments: "Beautifully executed watercolor with evocative composition and strong atmospheric perspective. Well drawn and well painted creating a heartfelt narrative of man versus nature."

ACCEPTED ENTRIES:

Ralph

Acosta

Can't Wait To Get Home

Ana

Andras

Lifeguard Tower at 9 Street

Edwin

Andrews

James Evans House 1859

Lisa

Bailey

Ripples of Fall

Telagio

Baptista

Carefully Wrapped

Telagio

Baptista

Out of Africa

Jady

Bates

Plum Scratchings

Jady

Bates

dear

Evelyn

Bernal

Red Roofs

Evelyn

Bernal

At Lake's Edge

Elizabeth 

Bizianes 

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Gina

Buzby

Ocean View Sunset

Marianne 

Calenda 

Snow-Bound

Marianne 

Calenda 

Palmyra Pink

Peter

Campbell

Island Home, Bailey Island Maine

Gloria

Chan

Sunlight from the window

Cathy

Chin

Hamburger dinner

Tina

Christiansen

Flamingo Shake your Tail feathers

Florence

Como

Woodland Shadows

Frank

Constantino

Festive Glows & Bows

Frank

Constantino

Kiddie's Teenie Tree

Teresa

Cromwell

Endurance

Teresa

Cromwell

Bike in Brooklyn

Teresa

Cromwell

Christmas Sled

Carlie

Degaetano

New England White Birch

Gail

Dentler

Sweetheart Bud - Cecile Brunner

Gail

Dentler

Cecile Brunner

Toni

Elkins

Underwater birthday #2

Thea

Ernest

Lots of Pears and Empty Chairs

Roger

Feldman

Enthusiastic Hope

Karen

Fitzgerald

Cozy Cat

Terry

Freemark

Farmland near Pipersville, PA

Janice

Gallinger

Old New England

Leslie

Godfrey

Peaceful Transition

Sue

Graef

Bayou Holiday Fantasy

Susan

Graseck

Winter Snows

Jackie

Habig

Fair at Twilight - Ireland

Becky

Haletky

Little Christmas

denise

heintze

Droplet

Marita

Hines

White House

Marita

Hines

Rock Formations

Kenzie

Holzinger

Twenty Twenty Identity

Kenzie

Holzinger

Sleepwalk

Jurg 

Jenzer

Hegemony

Gina

Judy

Maggie and Max Making Tracks

Grace

Kirkpatrick

Trunk

Donna

Kirwan

Heading Home

Kathy

Lally

the Rejected Gift

suzanne

lewis

Iron Bridge

Michael

Lyons

Christmas in Suburbia

Cate

McCauley

Bear Fishing

Cate

McCauley

Red-Headed Woodpeckers

Meridith

McNeal

Inside Outside Quarantine Acropolis (Clinton Hill, Brooklyn)

Sally

Meding

Bless

Sally

Meding

Constellation Figure

Patricia

Melekus

Wall Flowers

Suzanne

Moseley

Echoes of You

Cap

Pannell

Moonrise October

Cap

Pannell

7PM

Richard

Pawlak

Man Walking (with a trash bag)

Laura

Pawlik

Going Over the Edge

Laura

Pawlik

The Unconscious 

Carlos

Ponce

Painting

Yvonne

Posa

Concentration

Yvonne

Posa

untitled

Cynthia Tabeau

Pritchard

The Grail of Life

Emily

Quandahl

In The Lilypads

Bob

Risica

First Light-Beavertail

Bob

Risica

Galilee Reflection

Jennifer

Roberts

Forest Cascade

Frank

Robertson

Jamestown's Fall Colors

Karen Ellen

Rothman

Grids and Sketches

Allie

Sabalis

Autumn Afternoon

Roberta

Sallee

Old MacDonald's Farm

Francie

Shepherd

Reflection of Joy

Jill

Shipman

Fallen Leaves - Quaking Aspen with Leaf Miner Trails

Anne

Silber

In Thailand: Koi Pond

Roxa

Smith

Cold Chair #1- The beginning

Roxa

Smith

Covid Chair #4- Late Spring

susan

solomon

Moonpond

susan

solomon

Refuge

Norma

Sumner

Winter in New England

Al

Vesselli

Fresh Cut

John

Vo

93' Papi

Mary

Waka

Snow on Bakers Creek RI

Anthony

Watkins

Acadia Shore

Anne

Wert

That First Morning

Anne

Wert

Still Merry

Mary

Wojciechowski

First Snow

Anita

Zotkina

Vincent's Cat

VIEW THE SHOW HERE

Open to all artists in the United States!

Juror: Bill Lane www.billlanewatercolors.com

Entry Deadline: November 15th

Exhibition Dates: November 21st - January 2nd

THIS SHOW WILL BE DISPLAYED ONLINE ONLY! Check back here on the 21st for the link!


All 2D Media Acceptable

Images: Minimum 1, Maximum 3

Size: No size restrictions for this show, as all pieces will be exclusively displayed digitally

Entry Fee (per entry): $15 for non-members, $10 for members

MEMBERS: Use code riwsmember in the white box below both your first entry and one additional entry on the checkout page. IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING THREE PIECES: Use code riwsmember on the first entry and riwsmember2 on your additional entries.

ELIGIBILITY (PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING):

Theme: Due to Covid-19, many of us have adjusted to working from home and going out less. The holidays are a challenging time due to this pandemic, and we're happy to host this online show where you don't have to come to a gallery to view beautiful art, you can view it right in your own home! A perfect gift for the holidays: art shared with all! "Home for the Holidays" is open to a variety of interpretations. There are no limitations on subject matter. Your piece(s) are not required to be holiday or winter themed.

This show will be taking place online and will not be displayed physically in the gallery.

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. To fit with the theme of the show we ask that you consider entering work that was created during the pandemic, although this a suggestion, not a requirement.

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.

Work must be the size represented in the submission form.

Work may be listed as NFS (not for sale) by putting the number 0 in the price section of the painting or by contacting the gallery at riwsgallery@gmail.com.

Artwork should be well represented by any digital image submitted.

There is no size limit for this show.

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 MediumsAcceptable 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 limited 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: Framing is not necessary for this show as it is online only. If pieces are not framed, please reflect that when pricing your work. Work may still be sold in our online gallery. 

Shipping: Please do not ship pieces for this show, as pieces will be displayed online in a digital format only. If your piece is purchased in our online gallery, up to 50% of shipping costs will be provided at the gallery's discretion. 

Submission Fee: $15 for non-members, $10 for members. Checks may be made out to "Rhode Island Watercolor Society". To become a member please navigate to the "Get Involved" section at the top of this page and click on "Become a Member" or send us an email, we're happy to answer all inquiries about our membership!

Work that has not been suitably digitally submitted will be displayed 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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