RIWS Presents:

Near and Far: An Online Exhibition

Open to all artists in the United States!

Juror: Kathleen Conover kathleenconover.com

Entry Deadline: August 12th


Exhibition Dates: August 21st - October 1st

Show Opening: Online on Zoom August 21st at 7pm

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

Use code
riwsmember in the white box below both your first entry and one additional entry on the checkout page.
riwsmember on the first entry and riwsmember2 on your additional entries.


Theme: "Near and Far" can be interpreted in many different ways. The foreground and background of a landscape, close ups and far shots, macro and micro, the present vs the future, emotional closeness and/or separation, and unity vs division are all examples of this theme.
Feel free to run with it!

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.

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.

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, digital art

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 (unless listed as NFS). 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. 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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