NEWS Shows

The New England Watercolor Society hosts two shows each year: either a regional juried show or a North American Open juried show (both biennial shows on alternate years); and a show of signature members work.

The regional juried shows, on odd numbered years, are open to any watercolor artist living in New England. The North American Open juried shows, held on even numbered years, are open to any watercolor painter in North America. The venues and dates for these shows are decided show by show.

The Signature Members show is open to NEWS signature members only. It is usually in February at the Guild of Boston Artists on Newbury St., Boston MA.

"A  Cuddle of Sand Dollars," by Evelyn Dunphy
2016 First Prize:
"A Cuddle of Sand Dollars," by Evelyn Dunphy

2018 Biennial North American Open Juried
Exhibition

September 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019
hosted by
Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
(781) 934-6634

$7,500 in Awards

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JUROR OF SELECTION AND AWARDS - IAIN STEWART

Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama. He teaches and exhibits in the US, France, Scotland, Canada, Thailand and Belgium. iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com

Calendar
July 15 Final date for entries
August 1 Notification of acceptance
September 8 Hand delivery of accepted paintings 1 - 4pm
September 13-15 Workshop with Iain Stewart, AWS
September 16 Shows opens
September 16 Juror demonstration 12-1:30 pm
September 16 Opening Reception & Awards 1:30-3:30pm
January 13 Show closes. Pick up paintings 4 - 6pm
January 14 Pick up paintings 1-4 pm
Shipped works will be repacked and returned after January 14, 2019

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ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to any artist residing in North America age 18 or older.
  • All work must be painted with aqua media including watercolor, acrylic, casein, egg tempera,
    gouache and inks on unvarnished paper or synthetic paper such as Yupo.
  • No photo copies, color laser prints, monotypes, multiple prints, pastels or computer generated
    work.
  • Work may not have been created in a class or workshop under a teacher's supervision.
  • Work may not be withdrawn early.
  • No changes in pricing or catalog information made after acceptance.
  • Work must be for sale.
  • The Screening Committee has the right to refuse any painting that does not meet the stated
    specifications or is not accurately represented by image submitted.
  • Paintings may not have been previously exhibited in a NEWS show or at the Art Complex
    Museum.
  • Full submission rules here.

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WORKSHOP WITH IAIN STEWART

Thursday, September 13 - Saturday, September 15, 2018

Open to students of all levels. Class size limited to 20. Tuition for the 3-day workshop is $450 for Members and Associates of New England Watercolor Society, $525 for non-members. For more information, see the Workshops page.

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Entry Fees

Non-Members
$30 one entry, $35 two entries, $40 three entries

NEWS Members and Associate Members*
$20 one entry, $25 two entries, $30 three entries

Entry fees will be paid by credit card at the time of entering images (see Smarter Entry section below).

*Members and Associate Members - reduced entry fee will be given by use of a promo code that must be entered when paying on the Smarter Entry submission portal. Please watch your email for the promo code (sent with promotional info about the show, and possibly other events or news). If you don't receive or misplace the promo code, or you get charged the non-member fee for any reason, please email Steve Hamlin. Please be sure your member dues are paid for 2018. Otherwise you must pay the non-member entry fee.

Framing of Accepted Work

White and off-white mats only. All work must be framed under Plexiglas. Wires must be attached so that they are not visible when the work is hanging. No sawtooth hangers allowed. Mat, frame and glazing package must have a professional look and must be in "as new" condition. Work not conforming to regulations WILL NOT BE EXHIBITED! Note size limitation of 38" in any direction, based on outside measurement of frame.

Delivery of Accepted Work

Hand delivered artwork must be received at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA on Wednesday, Sep­tember 8, 2018, 1-4pm.
To facilitate drop-off and return of work for those in re­mote locations, accepted artists will be provided with a complete list of accepted entries so that cooperative arrangements for drop-off and pick-up can be made independently.  Satellite drop off locations and times will be arranged.
A handling fee of $40 will be required of shipped work. Detailed shipping instructions will be provided upon ac­ceptance to the exhibition.

Sales

A 40% commission will be retained by NEWS on all sales. Paintings will be sold at the price originally stated by the artists on entry. No changes will be accepted. No P.O.R.'s, no N.F.S.'s.

Return of Work

Work must be picked up at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA on January 13, 2019, 4 - 6pm or January 14, 2019, 1- 4pm.
Shipped works will be re-packed and returned to the shipper after January 14, 2019.

Liability

Neither the New England Watercolor Society nor the Art Complex Museum shall be held liable for any loss or damage.

Note

It is the obligation of artists to exhibit accepted works. Failure wastes the opportunity of another artist to display their work or become eligible for signature membership. NEWS and the Art Complex Museum reserve the right to photograph paint­ings or use digital images for publicity purposes.

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Smarter Entry

The New England Watercolor Society uses Smarter Entry for all national and regional show submissions. If you are having problems, please contact Steve Hamlin for assistance: shamlin@crocker.com or stevehamlinwatercolors@gmail.com.

Submit your entries at Smarter Entry