We are pleased to announce our 16th Annual Juried Exhibition is coming up this spring in April.  The show will be held at the Creative Art Gallery, 3232 Ivanhoe, St. Louis, MO  63129.  Typically about 200 paintings are submitted with 100 being accepted.  Receiving is Apr 10, 10 a.m. to noon, and Apr. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery.  Artists may enter three pieces, $7 each for members and $12 each for non-members, with an opportunity to have two juried into the show.  The exhibition is “juried” for acceptance as well as judged for awards, and the juror/judge will be Tom Lynch, a master watercolorist and educator with over 35 years experience.  The opening reception is Apr. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. with the awards presentation at 7 p.m.  This show is always an excellent exhibition of the work of area watercolor artists and invites viewing from April 17 to May 16, 2015.

This annual exhibit is an opportunity for Saint Louis Watercolor Society members to achieve signature status, which is awarded to a member who has been accepted into two juried shows within a ten-year period while still maintaining his or her continuous membership in the SLWS.

This year the SLWS has been invited by the Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002, to have the artwork juried into the SLWS 16th Annual Juried Exhibition travel from Creative Art Gallery to their gallery for Splash II: Saint Louis Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit 2015, from May 22 to July 4, 2015.

At the time you register for the SLWS show at Creative Gallery we will have a traveling exhibit permission form to complete if you would like your juried artwork to travel to the Jacoby Arts Center show.  There is no entry fee for Jacoby Arts Center show. The SLWS has made arrangements to handle the transport of the work to the gallery on May 18th for the artists participating in the show.  Artists not wishing to participate in this show are asked to retrieve their artwork at Creative Art Gallery on May 18, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Jacoby Arts Center show, Splash II: Saint Louis Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit 2015, will have an opening reception on May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.  On July 4th the show ends.  Artists must retrieve their artwork on July 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jacoby Arts Center.  We encourage you to pool your efforts so not everyone will have to drive to Alton for the retrieval.
The permission form to be included in the Jacoby Arts Center show is shown below.  You can click on it to open the document on one page, print it off (print two), bring one completed copy to receiving for the SLWS 16th Annual Juried Exhibition at Creative Gallery, and keep one for your records. 

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