New England Watercolor Society
New England Watercolor Society
New England Watercolor Society
New England Watercolor Society

Entry Information

NEWS Gallery

Juried Gallery Exhibitions in the New England Watercolor Gallery

Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12-4pm


Beginning Summer 2020, the New England Watercolor Society is proud to announce the opening of the NEWS Gallery at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. This gallery will be a permanent home for a revolving exhibition of work of various groups of NEWS members. This gallery wil greatly expand exhibition and sales opportunities for our membership.

All exhibitions at the NEWS/PCA Gallery will be juried. Acceptances into NEWS Gallery Exhibitions do not count towards qualifying entries for Signature Membership status.

Neither the New England Watercolor Society nor the Plymouth Center for the Arts shall be held liable for any loss or damage.

Submissions will be made through Smarter Entry.

Download the prospectus

Download a NEWS@PCA form for accepted paintings


2021 NEWS Gallery Exhibition Schedule

BRUSHES WITH NATURE - Nov 5 - Jan 5

October 19 - (Submissions are Closed)
October 26 -Accepted works posted on the NEWS website
November 4 - Drop off, 12-2pm
November 7 - Award Notification, No Reception
January 6 - Pick Up, 12-2pm

VIEW the ETSY Gallery for this show


Accepted Works

The top 3 to be awarded the "Award of Distinction" selected by the juror are:

"Sharing Secrets" by Tony Conner
"Stone Acres" by Harry Ruddock III
"Sedona" by Maryann Hondo
 

2022 NEWS Gallery Exhibition Schedule

INSTRUCTORS SHOW- Jan 7 - Mar 2

December 16 - (Submissions are Closed)
December 23 - Accepted works posted on the NEWS website
January 6 - Drop off, 12-2pm
January 9 - Due to the risks associated with the Omicron variant of COVID, there will be no reception for this show.
March 3 - Pick Up, 12-2pm

VIEW the ETSY Gallery for this show

Accepted Works

The top 3 to be awarded the "Award of Distinction" selected by the juror are:

"Bend in the Road" by Tony Conner
"Sunrising" by Anne Wert
"Painting the Maine Coast" by P. Anthony Visco


WORKS BY ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - Mar 4 - Apr 27

Submissions are currently open and made through Smarter Entry
February 3 - Entries Due
February 10 - Accepted works posted on the NEWS website
March 3 - Drop off, 12-2pm
March 6 - Awards Reception, 2-4pm
April 28 - Pick Up, 12-2pm

WORKS BY SIGNATURE MEMBERS - April 29 - July 6

March 31 - Entries Due
April 7 - Accepted works posted on the NEWS website
April 28 - Drop off, 12-2pm
May 1 - Awards Reception, 2-4pm
July 7 - Pick Up, 12-2pm

ALL MEMBERS SHOW - Jul 8 - Sept 7

June 9 - Entries Due
June 16 - Accepted works posted on the NEWS website
July 7 - Drop off, 12-2pm
July 10 - Awards Reception, 2-4pm
September 8 - Pick Up, 12-2pm

BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHOW - Sep 9 - Nov 2

August 11 - Entries Due
August 18 -Works posted on the NEWS website
September 8 - Drop off, 12-2pm
September 11 - Reception, 2-4pm
November 3 - Pick up, 12-2pm

BRUSHES WITH NATURE - Nov 4 - Jan 13, 2023

October 6 - Entries Due
October 13 -Accepted works posted on the NEWS website
November 3 - Drop off, 12-2pm
November 6 - Award Reception, 2-4pm
January 12, 2023- Pick Up, 12-2pm

* Brushes with Nature is exclusively open to artists who participated in this year's Brushes With Nature events.
The submitted artwork must have been completed during one of the scheduled Plein air outings, or started in the field and completed in the studio. 




Eligibility

  • Artists must be an Associate or Signature Member of NEWS to enter NEWS Gallery Exhibitions.
  • Size limitation of 24" in width, not a fraction more, based on outside measurement of frame.
  • All work must be painted with aqua media including watercolor, acrylic, casein, egg tempera, gouache and inks, and painted on unvarnished paper or synthetic paper such as Yupo.
  • No photocopies, color laser prints, multiple prints, pastels or computer generated work.
  • Work may not have been created in a class or workshop under a teacher's supervision.
  • The Screening Committee has the right to refuse any painting that does not meet the stated specifications or is not accurately represented by the image submitted.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • No changes in pricing information may be made after acceptance.
  • Art may not be withdrawn early.
  • Art may be taken at time of purchases; a replacement painting is requested from the artist for the show.
  • Works entered and accepted to the NEWS Gallery shows must be exhibited.
  • No late entries.
  • Shipped works must have a return shipping label or will be charged $50 handling fee plus the shipping charge.
  • Works not picked up at assigned or arranged times will be charged a $10/day storage fee.
  • Paintings exhibited in our Annual Signature Members Exhibition at the Guild of Boston Artists, as well as New England Watercolor Society Regional or
    North American Open Exhibition will be eligible for exhibition in a NEWS Gallery Show except for NAOS's hosted by the Plymouth Center for the Arts.
  • Any painting exhibited in a NEWS Gallery Exhibition will not be eligible for exhibition in any Regional, North American Open or, Annual Signature Members Show.
  • Paintings accepted in a NEWS Gallery show may not have been previously exhibited in a Plymouth Center for the Arts show.

Submission of Entries

Submit images and pay entry fee online via Smarter Entry.
Image files no greater than 4MB. The image should not be less than 2000 pixels on the longest side.


Entry Fees

NEWS Members and Associate Members
$20 one entry, $25 two entries, $30 three entries
Entry fees are collected at the time of entering images. Please be sure your membership dues are paid
for the year before entering.


Notification of Acceptance & Awards

Accepted artists will be posted on our website two weeks prior to drop off.
All NEWS Associate & Signature Members exhibits will be juried for three $100 Awards of Distinction.


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!

Size limitation of 24" in width, not a fraction more, based on outside measurement of frame.


Delivery of Accepted Work

All accepted paintings must include a NEWS@PCA form attached to the back. Download a NEWS@PCA form for accepted paintings. Hand delivered artwork must be received during specified hours. See schedule above.
Shipped works must be received prior to drop off date, have a prepaid return postage label and a NEWS@PCA form in triplicate enclosed. Please ship works to

NEWS Gallery
11 North St
Plymouth, MA 02360


Sales

A 40% commission will be retained by NEWS to be split with PCA on all sales. Paintings will be sold at the price originally stated. No changes will be accepted. No Price On Request (POR) and no Not For Sale (NFS).


Return of Work

Work must be picked up at the PCA following the show at the stated pick up date. Shipped works will be repacked and returned to the shipper after the exhibition.


Note

It is the obligation of artists to exhibit accepted works.
NEWS and PCA reserve the right to photograph or use digital images for publicity purposes.
Acceptances into NEWS Gallery Shows do not count towards qualifying entries for Signature Membership status.


Download the prospectus

Download a NEWS@PCA form for accepted paintings