See the rules for all our exhibits by clicking the “Exhibition Requirements” link below.
Our exhibition entry process will be done online through our website. A Call for Entries will be posted on the website with a link to the online entry form. Payment will be accepted through our website using PayPal (a PayPal account is not necessary, just a credit card.
We have several exhibition venues for your participation:
CJ Muggs, located at 101 W Lockwood – Webster Groves, MO 63119, 314-963-1976, offers exhibition space for members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society, changed out quarterly, with no entry fee or commission. We have disbanded themes so members can submit whatever they like. There is space for about 30 paintings. Paintings must be framed under Plexiglas.
Please contact Judy Grewe to participate. There will be a one hour time period immediately after our membership meeting to drop off submissions for the change out exhibit, and a half hour, from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., the following morning for submissions and retrieval of previous submissions for the months of January, April, and October. Note: In July there is no membership meeting so come there will be no change out. In December we are invited to submit winter scene paintings in CJ Muggs banquet room. An email will go out to the membership with the dates for this event.
STLWS 2022 22nd ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
This year’s 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition will be held at Norton’s Fine Art & Framing gallery, 2025 S. Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63117, 314-645-4040.
The Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition is open to all water media artists. The exhibition is “juried” for acceptance as well as judged for awards, and our juror/judge will be Yuki Hall, TWSA, OWS, WPA, an award-winning watercolor artist known for her loose style and impressionistic approach to working with the medium. She emphasizes simplicity, effective use of tonal value patterns, fluidity and execution of confident brush strokes.
Entry registration for the exhibition is on the stlws.org website under the “Exhibits tab, “Call for Entries” subtab, and is open for submissions from March 7 – 25. Judging of entries is from March 26 – 30 and artwork juried into the show will be posted on the stlws.org website on March 31. Artwork juried into the exhibition is to be delivered to the gallery on April 2 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Weather permitting, members will be asked to bring their painting to the front of the gallery where we will have someone stationed outside to receive their artwork. If the weather does not cooperate on April 2, members will be asked to bring their artwork into the gallery and to social distance. Judging for awards will take place in the gallery by our judge, Yuki Hall, on April 4. The Awards Ceremony for award winners and new Signature members (only) is on April 8 at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition runs from April 9 – May 7. Retrieval of artwork in the exhibition is May 10 – 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the gallery.
Please read the Prospectus posted on the stlws.org website under the Exhibits>>Call for Entries. Then under Exhibits>>Call for Entries, click Receiving and follow the steps to enter the show: 1. complete the entry registration form, which includes an upload of a jpg image of your entry without mat or frame showing (no larger than 4 MB), type your name in the bottom field and click Submit; 2. pay for your entry on the stlws.org website under the STLWS SHOP tab. Your submission is not complete until you pay for your entries. You are required to pay for your entries with PayPal; no checks will be accepted. You do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal for payment. Each artist may submit up to two entries.
STLWS members juried into the show who achieve Signature status will be notified by email.
A show catalog will be available for purchase on the stlws.org website under the STLWS SHOP tab. Again, we are requiring that you pay with PayPal; we are not accepting checks for catalog orders.
Note: The painting used in the above graphic, Weathered Chinese Lantern by Young-Sook Friton, was the first-place award winner in the STLWS 21st Annual Juried Exhibition.
STLWS 25th ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AWARDS EXHIBITION, BIG SPLASH 2022
This year’s Big Splash, our 25th Annual Membership Awards Exhibition, will be at Norton’s Fine Art & Framing gallery, 2025 S Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63117.
Show entry will be open to STLWS members who paid their annual dues by August 1, 2022 and you will submit a photo of your artwork – limited to one painting per artist – with your online entry registration and entry fee of $10. All paintings will be designated as For Sale with a commission on sales. Spencer Meagher will be our juror for the show. Please mouse over the Exhibits tab in the blue border on the opening page of the stlws.org website, click on the Call for Entries, and then click Prospectus to view the details about the show and entry.
Online entry registration begins on August 8th and ends on August 24th on the stlws.org website. To enter go to the Call for Entries and click the Receiving link which will go live on August 8th and be taken down on August 25th. Complete the entry submission form (which requires you upload an image of your artwork without a frame or mat), then go to the STLWS Shop tab on the website to pay for your entry, with an option to purchase an exhibition catalog for $10, using PayPal (no PayPal account required – just a credit card). Please remember, your submission is not complete until paid for.
Award winners will be posted on the stlws.org website on September 8th. The Awards Ceremony will be on Friday, September 9th at 4:30 p.m. at Norton’s Fine Art & Framing and the exhibition will open to the public on September 10th and close on October 8th. Retrieval of artwork at the gallery will be from October 11 to October 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
STLWS 2019 SIGNATURE MEMBER EXHIBITION
The last Signature Members Exhibition we held was at
Norton’s Fine Art and Framing
2025 South Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63117, 314-645-4040
Show entry was open to members who have achieved Signature Status with the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.
One framed entry per artist was allowed with an entry fee of $15. Each artist had the option to submit up to three additional pieces of artwork with no additional entry fees, matted with a white mat, no larger than 16” x 20” in matted size, encased in a plastic sleeve, priced separately. All paintings, framed and matted, were for sale with a commission retained by the gallery on sales.