An Exhibition Opportunity

The Missouri Watercolor Society has moved to Saint Louis and they are opening a gallery at 555 Washington Avenue that will hold monthly exhibits for MOWS members for a fee.  Our own Signature member Daven Anderson has assumed leadership of MOWS.  Their first show in their St. Louis gallery will open November 15 and will run through Jan. 1 or so and paintings are being accepted now.  Participants will be asked to volunteer in the gallery once a month and will be recruited for hanging, helping at the opening, and other necessary tasks.

Mirke Fetté thinks that this is an excellent exhibiting opportunity for Watermedia Artists and believes it will help to promote our medium in this region.  Daven is promoting this venue very energetically.

If you are interested in participating in this event, join MOWS by sending a check made out to MOWS, c/o Daven Anderson, 1410 S. 18th Street, St. Louis, MO  63104, and please state how may paintings you want to submit in their upcoming St. Louis exhibition.

Here is more information on the upcoming exhibition: 

Any MOWS member (new or renewing for 2015; $35 annual fee) may hang work in this show.  New MOWS Director, Daven Anderson, or a volunteer will drive a van to areas that are within driving distance of St. Louis such as:  Kansas City, MO., Columbia, MO., Joplin, MO., Springfield, MO and Chicago, IL  and other nearby urban areas to pick up and deliver back work if enough artists participate from those areas.  A single pickup and drop off location is preferred in each area.  The first pickup will be in Kansas City, MO on October 31st.
Cost of pickup and delivery: $25 each way per artist.

Fees per artist for inaugural  1 1/2 month MOWS Gallery Exhibition:
Hanging fee for paintings:
First painting:  $33.00
Second painting:  $19.50
Third and all subsequent paintings:  $15.00
Paintings larger than full sheet will have a hanging fee of $50.00
For the inaugural participating artists can either choose to man the gallery for 1/2 day during the exhibition or pay a $20 manning fee.

Fees per artist for displaying work in all 1 month shows to follow inaugural exhibition:
Hanging fee for paintings:
First painting:  $22.00
Second painting:  $13.00
Third and all subsequent paintings:  $10.00
Paintings larger than full sheet will have a hanging fee of $35.00
Participating artists can either choose to man the gallery for 1/2 day during a monthly exhibition or pay a $15 manning fee.

Works sold during the exhibition
All works exhibited must be for sale.  A 22% commission will be paid to MOWS on works sold by check;  25% commission to MOWS on works sold by credit card.

Painting media eligible for exhibition
Water based media to include:  transparent watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel if 50% watercolor, india ink, collage if 50% of work is watercolor and giclee fine art prints on paper or watercolor board.  All works must be well framed.

Other artist materials
Participating artists may display and have for sale promotional books and cards.  These promotional materials will be sold subject to the same commission to MOWS as is artwork.

Any insurance on paintings is the responsibility of the artist.

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