We welcome all water media artists to enter the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s 17th Annual Juried Exhibition, at the Missouri Artists On Main gallery, 315 – 321 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301, to be exhibited from April 8 through April 29, 2016. We are honored to have Sterling Edwards, IWS, TWSA, WPA, CSPWC, as our judge this year.
Receiving of entries, delivered in person, will be on Friday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entry fee for members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society is $7 per painting and for non-members, $12 per painting. Up to three entries are permitted per artist. Typically about 200 paintings are submitted with 100 being accepted. Our Rules and Regulations and Exhibition Entry form are available on our website under the Exhibits tab. Street parking is available in front of the gallery and there is additional parking behind the gallery accessed by an alleyway.
Artists with artwork juried in to the show will be contacted via email (or by phone, if they do not have email). Paintings declined are to be retrieved from the gallery on Monday, April 4th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Retrieval of paintings not sold after the close of the exhibition is on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will contact artists with paintings that sold.
The Opening Reception of the exhibition at the gallery is on Friday, April 8th, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with refreshments served. The Awards Ceremony is at 7:00 p.m. with presentation of cash prizes and award certificates to the winning entries, certificates for Honorable Mentions, and certificates to members attaining their Signature Status in the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.
The Missouri Artists On Main gallery is located in the beautiful “California House” in historic St. Charles, Missouri, which used to be a stage coach stop, and enjoys high visitor traffic. The exhibition will be on the first floor of the building so no stairs are involved. Gallery Hours: Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 636-724-1260.
Representing up to 40 artists when not hosting special shows, the gallery does a very professional job of presenting artwork. For more information on the gallery, please visit their website: www.maomgallery.com. The Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s juried exhibition is always an excellent show of the work of area water media artists.
For your convenience we have an on line pre-registration exhibition entry form. Click this link and the form will open: Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s On Line Exhibition Entry Form Note: When the form opens, Google Sheets will ask you if you want to use the app — just click it to accept and the spreadsheet will open. Type your information in (up to 3 entries allowed per artist), scrolling to the right to complete all the columns (one line used by each artist with all entries shown in columns to the right that are not visible when the form opens), and then exit the form.
There will be Saint Louis Watercolor Society membership applications at receiving for artists who wish to join the organization.