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Opportunities for Artists

Call for entries: The Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, June 8 – July 13, 2019

Open to all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC

Juror: David Lobenberg. Entry online or by CD. First place $1200. Deadline March 30, 2019.
Contact: Sharon A. Green
Mid-Atlantic Exhibition Chair, BWS
9 Valleys Crest Ct, Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-363-1922 /
For a prospectus and more information:

The West Virginia Watercolor Society

Aqueous 2019, May 15 – June 14, 2019, at Parkersburg Art Center in Parkersburg, W.Va

The West Virginia Watercolor Society invites U.S. artists working in water-based media to enter our annual national juried exhibition, Aqueous 2019, May 15 – June 14, 2019, at Parkersburg Art Center in Parkersburg, W.Va. Juror is Cody Heichel, NWS. More than $2,300 in awards offered. West Virginia Watercolor Society members $10 per painting entry; non members $20 per painting entry. No more than two paintings may be entered per artist. Entered works must have been completed since January 2017.
Entry deadline March 25, 2019.
Contact: Kristen Colebank

Find the show prospectus and entry forms at

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open 2019 Registration is Now Available online!

Exhibition Dates: October 2 - November 2, 2019 - Entry Deadline: July 1, 2019.

The 2019 PWS Aqueous Open 2019 is open to any artist 18 or older working in water-based media. Works submitted for consideration to PWS Aqueous Open 2019 must be primarily water-based media on an unvarnished paper surface (YUPO and Tyvek are also permitted) no canvas. Two pieces may be submitted. Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards.
Mediums include: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempera, watercolor with ink, water soluble pencil, crayon or graphite and must be artist's original work. Works cannot include digital images, any form of print or reproduction and must have been completed within the last two years.
Entry fee for one or two pieces is USD $40 for non-members and $30 for Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members.
The Juror is Frank Eber, an AWS, NWS, and TWSA - he will also offer a four-day Watercolor Workshop Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2019.
For a prospectus and full exhibit information please go to

Richard Goff will exhibit at St. Andrew's Church

Rick Goff, VWS signature artist, will exhibit 11 paintings in gouache and ink from March 6 through May 1 at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church lounge in Arlington, VA (4000 Lorcom Lane).

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