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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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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.
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
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.
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