The Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s 18th Annual Juried Exhibition Call for Art

postcard-ae-front-for-print-2017Gallery Hours in April:  Mon – Fri  10 – 5, Sat  10 – 6, Sun  11 – 5
(636) 724-1260

All artists, members and non-members, are welcome to enter the exhibition.
This year’s juror is international artist, Alvaro Castagnet.

Receiving will be at the MAOM Gallery on Mar 31, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Apr 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Three entries per artist are allowed, with only 2 eligible to be juried into the show,
and one entry per artist eligible to win a cash award.
All entries must be original works, executed in water media on paper,
with the maximum framed dimension on the longest side not to exceed 30 inches,
and offered for sale through the gallery.

Complete Rules and Regulations and Exhibit Entry Form for the exhibition are on website under Exhibits tab.

Fees:  $5 per entry for STLWS members, $10 per entry for non-members.

The Opening Reception, with refreshments, will be at the MAOM Gallery
on Apr 7, 6:30 to 9 p.m. with the monetary Awards Presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Retrieval of artwork at the close of the show will be on Apr 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
and Apr 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An Invitation from the San Diego Watercolor Society – Call for Entries


The San Diego Watercolor Society was established in 1965 and is one of the largest and most active in the United States. Its International Exhibition is widely recognized for its high standard of excellence in watermedia art.

For over three decades, the International Exhibition has been one of the highlights of the year for SDWS. This annual event attracts entries from hundreds of water media artists worldwide. Accepted participating artists are eligible for large cash and merchandise awards.

A gala awards reception for members, artists and the public is held at the SDWS gallery just prior to the free public opening, and thousands of visitors view the exhibit during the month of October.

Many people contribute to make this exhibition happen, and we would particularly like to thank the Federation of Canadian Aritsts and the European Confederation of Watercolor Societies who helped us promote our call for entry on their websites and social media.  We profoundly appreciate their support.

2017 will be the 37th SDWS International Exhibition. Katherine Chang Liu is the Juror for this year’s International Exhibition.

To view, download or print the prospectus please click: SDWS 2017 International Exhibition Prospectus

To start the registration process, please click here: registration process.

Sealing Watercolor Paintings

The art world is changing and more and more watercolor artists are trying methods to seal their artwork so glass is not required in framing.  Although this technique has not been sanctioned for entry into most juried shows across the country at this time, it may come to be accepted down the road.  It has been argued that the glare of glass puts watercolor art at a disadvantage when  it is displayed with oils and acrylics.

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society would like to allow their members to seal their artwork to be displayed at CJ Muggs, which does not allow framing with glass, only Plexiglas.   We are offering Spencer Meagher’s technique, which is fairly simple,  for you to try. 

Click here for his full procedures.