RIWS Presents: The 2022 National Watermedia Show

Over $2,500 in cash prizes!

Juror: Irena Roman www.irenaroman.com

Exhibition Dates: June 4th - July 15th

Show Opening: Saturday, June 11th at 1pm

Artist Talk/Demo by Juror Irena Roman: Saturday, June 4th at 2pm (free and open to all!)

Drop Off/Delivery: May 12th - June 2nd

Hours for Drop-off/Pickup: Thursday & Friday 8:30am-4pm, Saturday 10am-3pm

Pickup/Shipping: July 28th - August 13th

ACCEPTED ENTRIES:

Ralph

Acosta

Young Ponca Tribe Dancer

Acrylic

Telagio

Baptista

Inconsolable

Watercolor on paper

Robin

Beckwith

Birds of a Feather

Mixed media

shirley

bell

Yuri

Watercolor

Dina

Belyayeva

Shadow Play

Acrylic

Lorraine

Bromley

New Year Lilies

Watercolor & pencil

Alonzo

Clarke

Quarry Tree

Watercolor on Yupo

Florence

Como

Raining in Venice

Watercolor

Gina

Croce

He wanted a fancy dinner.

Watercolor

Teresa

Cromwell

Slide to Open

Watercolor

Esther

Donlon

Crystal Bowl with Flowers

watercolor

Joanne

Donovan

In The Valley, Bessemer Bend, Wyoming

Transparent watercolor

Nancy

Godfray

Queen Anne's Lace

Watercolor

George

Gow

Making Waves

Watercolor collage

Marla

Greenfield

Afternoon Tea

watercolor

David

Gregory

Tropical Fruit

Watercolor

Sharon

Guglielmo

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Watercolor

Jackie

Habig

Just the Girls

Watercolor

Wendy

Hale

Surely You Jest

Watercolor

Becky

Haletky

Bunner's

watercolor

Bro

Halff

Heading Out, North Dakota

Watercolor

Jack

Haran

Christo's Gates

Watercolor

Kevin

Haran

Bowl of Cereal

watercolor

Lance

Hunter

Toxic Beauty II

Watercolor

John

James

overarching idea

watermedia

Gina

Judy

Maggie and Max Making Tracks

Watercolor on Aquaboard

Kathleen

Kelly

Summer Night

Acrylic

Margaret 

Khorey

Blues Man

watercolor

Donna

Kirwan

Edgar Winter's Spirit Animal

watercolor

Tamara

Krendel

Cage Bird Early Spring

watercolor on paper

Donna

MacLure

Feeding Time

Watercolor on paper

Stephen Ellery

Manning

All That Jazz

Watercolor

Stephanie

Marisca

Into the mist

Watercolor

Antonia

Marshall

Boston at Twilight

Watercolor on Yupo

craig

masten

Moon and a Single Star

Watercolor

Mary-Jo

McKeon

Away From the Crowd

Watercolor

Joye

Moon

Jardin Food Cart

Watercolor

Joan

Murphy

Stephanie II

Watercolor

James

Myette

Along the Coast

Watercolor

Lisa

Nelson

A Dance of Daffodils

Watercolor and water-soluble colored pencils on 140lb paper

Yale 

Nicolls

Canoes at Norumbega

Watercolor

Xingjun

Ou

Strolling in the city(城市漫步)

Watercolour

Richard

Pawlak

Seeking Human Kindness

Fresco on MDF board

Yvonne

Posa

Surprise on a Hike

watercolor

Nan

Quintin

Given Up

Watercolor

Jeanne

Raimondi 

Forrest Thru the Trees

Acrylic 

GARNET

RICKS

NOMAD Looking South

Watercolor

Karen

Romani

Tulip 2

Watercolors

Dyan

Rook

Ocean View

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Susan

Shaw

Tranquility

watercolor

Susan

Smith

Garden in Pinks

Acrylic

Kristin

Stashenko

Alone in the CityGouache

Gouache

E

Stoddard

Piccioni I

Watercolor

Michael

Tang

Afternoon Light

Watercolor

Fleur

Thesmar

Zabriskie Point

Watercolor

Mariko

Toyama

At Arcade, Fishing port town, Akashi, Japan

Watercolor

Madeleine

von Hemert

Fading Light

Watercolor

Nancy

Walton

Catch the Wake

Watercolor

Andrea

Warner

Sycamores in the Fall #1

monotype

Anne

Wert

After Work

Watercolor

Jessica

Wheeler

Storing Boats at Third Beach, Middletown, RI

Gouache

Naomi

Wilsey

Spires, Bryce Canyon

Watercolor with graphite

Mary

Wojciechowski

Beach Path

Watercolor

Amy

Wright

Viceroy on Caryopteris

Acrylic

Kersti

Yllo

Estonian-Ukranian Solidarity

Watercolor



ELIGIBILITY (PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING):

Open to all artists in the United States

Entry Deadline: May 6th, 2022

This show will take place physically in our gallery in Pawtucket and online.
Only submit work you are willing to drop off or ship to us!

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 not exceed 42 inches on its longest side (including frame).
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.


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 member and open juried shows.

Media and Mediums

Acceptable mediums: Watercolor, gouache, acrylic, acrylic mediums and watercolor mediums, water-based ink, casein, egg tempera, other water-based mediums

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, 3D media

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:
Work must be presented in a professional manner. 
No broken or damaged frames. 
Framed work must be under glass/Plexiglas. 
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:
$25 for non-members, $20 for members. Checks may be made out to "Rhode Island Watercolor Society".
MEMBERS ONLY: Use code riwsmember in the white box below both your first entry and additional entry/entries on the checkout page.

Shipping:
Please send shipments to the following address:
Rhode Island Watercolor Society
831 Armistice Blvd.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Please include a pre-paid return label in the box with your painting and send the tracking number to riwsgallery@gmail.com with the subject line "National Show Shipping"

To become a member: please visit our website at riws.org or send us an email at riwsgallery@gmail.com, we're happy to answer all inquiries about our membership!

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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