RIWS Presents:

128th Annual Artist Members Show

Featuring the Al Albrektson Award of Excellence,
he Gail Armstrong Memorial Award,
& The Richard Van Wie Memorial Award

Exhibition Dates: March 16th - April 12th

Open to all Artist and Signature Members! 
ONE Entry per Member (watermedia only)

All submitted pieces are featured in the show and were juried for awards

Annual Member Meeting: March 16th, 11am

DEMO: By Juror Tony Visco March 16th at 12pm

Show Opening: March 16th, 1:30pm

Award Juror: Tony Visco, NEWS, RIWS



Name Title Medium Dimensions Price
Alisa Nelson Artist Member Rolling In Casein on aquaboard 12" x 12" $300
Alyce Crowell Artist Member Waiting for the Ferry Watercolor 22" x 28" $500
Andrea Warner Signature Member Nightfall Monotype 15" x 33" $350
Anne Grasso Artist Member Farm Fresh in the City Watercolor 28.25" x 21" NFS
Anne P. Wert Signature Member Night Changes Watercolor 20" x 16" $350
Becky Haletky Signature Member 3rd of July Watercolor 26 x 34" $1,500
Betsey MacDonald Artist Member Annie on the Red Parka Watercolor 14" x 20" $600
Carol Sacks Artist Member Hummingbird Feeding During a Shower Silk Aquatint 14" x 14" $200
Craig Masten Signature Member Warrior on Horseback Watercolor 20" x 16" $500
David Orrin Smith Artist Member Plein Air, 8:15-9am, Gulls at Golden Gardens, 11.30.23 Watercolor 30" x 42" $6,000
Denise Petrin Artist Member Breathe In Breathe Out Watercolor 18" x 24" $325
Dina Belyayeva Artist Member Beavertail Bay Acrylic 20" x 24" $800
Donna Kenny Kirwan Signature Member King of Pelican Cove Watercolor 28" x 17" $475
Dyan Rook Artist Member Mirror Mirror... Acrylic 17" x 21" $550
Elinor Thompson Signature Member Roger WIlliams Park Botanical Watercolor on Yupo 31" x 25" $450
Ellen Helman Signature Member Surviving the Pandemic Watercolor 25.5" x 29" $1,800
Evelyn Bernal Signature Member Part of a Whole Watercolor 30" x 22" $2,000
Florence Como Signature Member Sunset Acrylic 12" x 24" $850
Harreit Moore Artist Member Blue Door Watercolor 22" x 18" $250
Jackie Stein Signature Member Chipnology Watercolor 16" x 20" $850
Jane Newton Artist Member Verdant Afternoon Watercolor 16" x 20" NFS
Janet Mansour Artist Member Shopping in Mystic Village Watercolor 11" x 14" $165
Janice Gallinger Signature Member Tea Time Gouache 17" x 20" $500
Jeannine Lawson Artist Member Montana Beauty Watercolor 18.5" x 22.5" $500
Judith Bertozzi Signature Member Sunset Bathed Hills Near Abiquiu, Arizona Watercolor 12" x 12" $200
Judith Naftygiel Artist Member Throwing Shade Watercolor 22" x 29" $1,150
Karen Connors Artist Member Pacific Northwest Tidepool Watercolor 18" x 22" $350
Karen Fitzgerald Signature Member Low Tide Watercolor 21" x 27" $575
Karen Romani Artist Member Halloween Cabbage Watercolor 20" x 23" $700
Kathleen Marshall Artist Member Sunshine Acrylic 18" x 24" $200
Kathleen Ryan Gardiner Artist Member Welcome Home Watercolor 28" x 28" $2,400
Kathy Timmins Artist Member Fall Reflections From The Window Watercolor 25 1/2” x 20 1/2” $850
Kersti Yllo Artist Member Falling Watercolor 12" x 6" NFS
Kristina N Occhino Signature Member Portside Reflections Watercolor 23" x 21.5" $1,000
Leslie Godfrey Signature Member Iris Watercolor 14.5" x 18.5" $800
Lori Jeremiah Signature Member Before the Wine Watercolor 21" x 25 $550
Lynn Palmer Rega Artist Member Staying Afloat Watercolor 14" x 17" $185
Mariko Toyama Signature Member On the way to Cherbourg Watercolor 18 x 24 $600
Mary Wojciechowski Signature Member Up and Over Watercolor 10" x 14" $650
Mike Henry Artist Member Retired Watercolor 20" x 24" $795
Nancy Alimanski Signature Member Laundry Day Watercolor 16" x 20" $495
Noah Kinigstein Signature Member Old Man Watercolor 16.5" x 13" $600
Pam Haynes Signature Member Portree, Scotland Watercolor 33" x 26" NFS
Patricia Bisshopp Artist Member La mer, La Mer... Acrylic 12" x 16" $1,275
Patricia Sheridan Artist Member Old Man in the Tree Watercolor 17" x 21" $350
Robert Risica Artist Member Snug Watercolor 13" x 16" NFS
Sally Caswell Lifetime Member Lee Visits Pemaquid Watercolor 16" x 20" $895
Sheila Newquist Artist Member Jazz Trio Watercolor 9" x 11" $350
Steven Plaziak Artist Member February Thaw Watercolor 20" x 30" $900
Sujit Sudhi Artist Member Crashing Over the Waves Watercolor 15" x 11" NFS
Wendy Berube Artist Member Windswept Watercolor 17 x 21” $500


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 must not have been exhibited in a previous Rhode Island Watercolor Society juried show. 
Work may have been done in a class or workshop, but only using reference material belonging to the sole artist.
Work must not exceed 48 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.
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, 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
    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.

    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 "Artist Member Show Shipping"

    Submission Fee

     $10 for Artist/Signature members only. Pay Online Here. Checks may be made out to "Rhode Island Watercolor Society" and sent to: Rhode Island Watercolor Society, 831 Armistice Blvd. Pawtucket, RI 02861

    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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