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Watercolor Expressions (Martinsburg, WV) – Call For Artists

Watercolor Expressions (Martinsburg, WV) – Call For Artists

Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to announce a call for artists for a national juried watercolor exhibit, ‘Watercolor Expressions” to open May 20, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit is open to all artists using watercolor as a critical component of their work. This includes portraits, figures, landscapes, still lifes, animals, abstracts, and floral themes. The exhibit will open May 20, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N Queen Street in Martinsburg and will be on display until July 4, 2020. There will be a reception and awards presentation at the gallery on Sunday, May 31 from 2 – 4 pm.

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Deadline: 15 Apr 2020

The exhibit is open to all watercolor artists throughout the continental United States over the age of 18. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works.

Juror: Nationally and internationally known artist and workshop instructor, Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, will be the juror of this exhibit. Ms. Ferris is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society.

Watercolor Expressions Artist Benefits

A prize fund of $1,000 will be distributed among Best in Show, Merit Awards, and Honorable Mention awards. For selected artists, this is an excellent chance to receive recognition from their peers as well as the local and regional news media.

The exhibit will receive promotion and publicity throughout the Eastern Panhandle region including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC through the Berkeley Arts Council’s communication infrastructure, including local and regional media, Berkeley Arts Bulletin email, website, and social media.

About Berkeley Arts Council

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists; brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public; and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans.

The gallery supports an artist cooperative and sponsors numerous exhibits over the year, including national and regional juried exhibits and curated exhibits supporting local artists and students. The Berkeley Arts Council supports a robust program of art instruction for adults.

For more information, contact berkeleyartswv@gmail.com.

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Aqueous 2019: Water Soluble Media (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Aqueous 2019: Water Soluble Media (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Aqueous 2019 Watercolor Exhibition. Open to artists working in water soluble media which include watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache ink, and egg tempera. This is an open theme exhibition.

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Deadline: 8 Jul 2019

Entry: $35 for up to 3 images

Work must be framed adequately, protected with glass or Plexiglas®, and wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. As our gallery is right on the coast, all works on paper must be framed. Artwork image size: Minimum size is 5″ x 7″; Maximum size is 36″ in the longest dimension. Please no digital media, photography, prints, or reproductions may be used in the painting.

  • Artist notification: July 15, 2019
  • Art Delivery: July 25 to July 30, 2019
  • Aqueous 2019 Show Date: August 1 to August 30, 2019
  • Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery

Artist Equity

Through our collaborative efforts, we feel that we have created a gallery you could call your  “place” or “home,” which is representative of the idea or purpose that “everyone is welcome here and everyone belongs.”

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery that features art from a diverse group of artists, representing a variety of mediums. Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community. They curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, art lover, and novice.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove that offers artist galleries, jewelry shops, and unique specialty stores. Situated on a cliff, Laguna Village is one of the only three locations in Laguna Beach that offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This gallery located in Central Laguna features valet parking, a restaurant and bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre nightly. Las Laguna Gallery is a member of ArtWalk Laguna Beach. This location is part of the free trolley system that runs through Laguna Beach.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors (Old Forge, NY) – Call For Artists

2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors (Old Forge, NY) – Call For Artists

View, a multi-media arts center in Old Forge, seeks artists working in watermedia for the 2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. This exhibition is considered one of the top ten watermedia exhibitions in the nation. It draws artists and audiences from all over. Each year, artists compete to receive over $12,000 in prizes and awards. The exhibition is open to artists working in watercolors. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia.

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Deadline: 5 Apr 2019

Collage and works previously exhibited at View are not eligible for submission. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 for View members and $40 for guests, which enables an artist to submit up to two works. Each artist may submit a total of five works at a cost of an additional $10 per work. The submission fees help to support View’s gallery programs.

2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors Awards

  • The Beechmont First & Gold Medallion: $2500
  • The Ruth G. Rosenau Silver Medallion: $1000
  • Judith & A. Richard Cohen Memorial for Abstraction: $1000
  • Morrison Family Award: $1000
  • Sallie & Gannon Kashiwa Award: $500
  • Adirondack Express Award for Strong Narrative Content: $500
  • Forest Runes Award in Memory of Scott Stuart: $500
  • Three Smart Sisters Award for Soft-Edged Expressionism: $500
  • Tina Wolfe Memorial Award: $500
  • Realism in Nature Award: $500
  • Martin Family Award: $500
  • The Howard Slater Memorial Award: $500
  • The Burstein Family Award: $500
  • The Arthur E. Baker, Jr. Memorial Award: $400
  • W.B. Romeling Memorial Fund Award: $400
  • Ben Emerson Memorial: “Eye for Color” Award
  • Pulsifer Award: $350
  • Trails & Streams Medallion for Woodland Theme: $300
  • Bradley C. Barnard Award: $300
  • Exhibition Award: $300
  • Finer Family Award: $300
  • Friedlander Award: $300
  • Gurdon & Mildred Evans Memorial Award: $300
  • The Segaul Family Award: $250
  • Dr. Donald & Helen Budd Burness Memorial Award: $250
  • Margaret & William Foley Award: $250
  • Old Forge Hardware Award: $250
  • Brodock Award: $200
  • Garnet Award: $200

About View

The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, a conference facility, and a venue for special events. Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York, housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming. Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions. It shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display.

For more information, contact jgardner@viewarts.org.

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2017 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE), Colorado, announces a call for artists for the 2017 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition (RMNW).

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 23 May 2017

CAE is honored and excited to take responsibility for hosting this annual exhibition. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States. It is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country.

CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, author, and teacher, Stephen Quiller, will serve as the juror for the 2017 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Mr. Quiller is best known for his work in watermedia. He was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor at the 148th International American Watercolor Society Exhibition in New York City in 2014. His paintings have been on the covers and the subjects of articles of many leading artist’s magazines. He has authored two best-selling books, Color Choices and Painter’s Guide to Color, and his Quiller Wheel is used by artists worldwide.

In 2016, RMNW awards totaled almost $9,000 in cash and merchandise to exhibition artists as selected by the juror. CAE produces a beautiful full color catalog featuring the artwork in the exhibition and indicating the award winners. All artists who are accepted into the exhibition will receive one complimentary catalog. Also, artists whom are accepted to RMNW four or more times are eligible to receive signature member status for the exhibition.

About Center for the Arts Evergreen

CAE’s mission is to promote and cultivate artistic excellence and enrich the art experience in our mountain community. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CAE is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. In 2017 CAE is moving to a new facility which includes a modern gallery space housed in a historic old school house that became a church. This exhibition will debut in this new facility which has been highly anticipated by the community for over three years. CAE is located in Evergreen, Colorado, which is an affluent community that supports and buys art.

For more information, contact curator@evergreenarts.org.

2017 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition - Call For Artists


Fine Art And Crafts At Verona Park – Call For Artists

Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park. The show features 140 fine artists and crafters and has an estimated 10,000 plus attendance.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

Verona Park is a beautiful Essex County Park in Verona, New Jersey. The park boasts a boathouse with rental boats and canoes, a lovely lake, and many flower gardens. Located on busy Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, it is an excellent location for an outdoor fine art and fine craft show.

Many Fine Art And Crafts At Verona Park exhibitors can have their car behind their space with their canopy backdrop in place. Set-up is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. The free to the public show runs from 10am-5pm. Jurying for jewelry is January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.

The 32nd annual Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park is an excellent way for artists to display and sell their work in a beautiful county park. All categories of fine art and sculpture accepted. Accepted fine artists must have a canopy and professional display. This is the first of Rose Squared Productions’ four long-standing fine art and fine craft shows of the year. The event is heavily advertised with a 25,000 mailing of color postcards, multiple paid email blasts, email blast to our 5,000 subscribers, paid Facebook advertising, local newspapers, billboards, and posters.

Fine Art And Crafts At Verona Park

About Rose Squared Productions

2017 is the thirty-sixth year Rose Squared Productions have been promoting shows in New Jersey. They:

  • have been in your shoes and have the tales to tell to prove it.
  • promoted the Super Crafts Sunday in the NJ Meadowlands, Peter’s Valley, Nassau Colosseum, Hartford Civic Center, and more.
  • take the jurying process very seriously, presenting quality fine art and craft shows. They do due diligence with regard to buy/sell using a number of investigative techniques including internet research, studio visits, and input from our exhibitors.
    Exhibitors can confirm that removal of inappropriate exhibitors most definitely occurs.
  • have no set deadlines (except jewelry). Categories close as they reach a specific percentage of the show’s expected total number of exhibitors. Jewelry is juried beginning January 8 accepting approximately 20% of a show’s expected total which is fair to the participating jewelers and the public looking for a balanced show.
  • are organized ad nauseam, double and triple checking everything so your experience is the most positive it can possibly be.
  • have built a reputation of treating others the way they want to be treated.
  • create an exhibitor friendly atmosphere where exhibitors get to park behind their booths at three out of four of our outdoor shows. Booth sitting offered when requested for those bathroom/food runs.
  • have a great web site. Individual show exhibitor lists link to participants’ web sites and images of their work on the year’s gallery and slide show.
  • do whatever needs to be done to insure a successful event from bringing along extra soap and toilet paper for the bathrooms to killing ants or bees if needed.

For more information, contact info@rosesquared.com.


The Horse Juried Online Art Competition – Call For Artists

Focus Point Shape International Online Art Gallery announces The Horse Juried Online Art Competition for the month of September 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 22 Sept 2016

2D artists are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery’s October 2016 online group exhibition.

“To ride a horse is to ride the sky.”  ~Author Unknown

“Horses are creatures who worship the earth
as they gallop on feet of ivory.
Constrained by the wonder of dying and birth,
the horses still run, they are free.”
~John Denver and Joe Henry, “Eagles and Horses”

“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.” ~Arabian Proverb

If the Gypsy Vanner, Thoroughbred, Morgan, Arabian, Percheron, and others give you a reason to get up in the morning, then you are in good company.

This competition is for collage, watercolor, mixed media, oils, and acrylic media. A group exhibition of the top finalists will be held online at the Focus Point Shape Online Art Gallery during the month of October 2016.

Rewards for art competition winners:

  • The Horse Juried Online Art Competition awards include Best of Show and the top two places in each media category. Honorable Mention and Special Merit awards will also be presented to worthy artists depending on the number and quality of the entries.
  • Best of Show winner for The Horse Juried Online Art Competition will receive publicity in the form of 400+ press release announcements and additional promotion to alert the art buying public. First and second place winners will receive a publicity package of 200 announcements to the art buying public.
  • Winners go into the online Winners Archive with links to your art site.
  • Winners receive a personal critique of the artwork submitted as well as recommendations on appropriate niche markets.

The Horse Juried Online Art Competition

For more information, contact contact@focuspointshape.com.