All water media  artists are invited to join the Great Plains Watercolor Society

The Great Plains Watercolor Society is a 501c(3) nonprofit association managed by  a dedicated Board of Directors Committee members and member volunteers who have contributed much effort and enthusiasm to the creation of an amazing organization.

Our organization is one of participation, learning, networking and making great friends in an environment that nurturers our creativity.  We provide monthly meetings with artist demonstrations, weekly Plein Aire adventures in the summer months, member sharing and demonstrations, exhibits of members work, monthly art challenge and  newsletter as well as discounts and priority registrations to workshops  with nationally recognized water media artists.

We are a membership organization with over 100  members from throughout Southeastern, Central and Northeastern South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.  We welcome new members at all levels; beginning, intermediate and advanced as we believe we all have something to share no matter what level of artist.

I hope you will join us on  our journey.

Sheryl Baloun, President

Upcoming Exhibitions

No commission, no entry fee
Coffea on Louise

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY – All Exhibitions are open to all GPWS members in good standing who have paid their dues through December, 2019.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS – Each individual may submit one painting. All paintings must be original, two-dimensional works in water-based media. All forms of water media include representational and abstract watercolor, gouache, hand-painted collage, mixed media, water-based inks, acrylics, egg tempera and casein. Collage is acceptable, but all pieces must be created by the artist. Copies of other artists’ work will not be accepted, nor will work derived from photographs not taken by the artist. Paintings must be original, not done in a class or workshop.

PRESENTATION/FRAMING REQUIREMENTS – All paintings must be suitably framed. Frames must be neutral, simple, and sturdy with wire hangings fastened with d-rings. Canvas paintings need wire hangings as well. Watercolor paintings may have glass or archival plexiglass. Maximum exterior framed size is 432 square inches, e.g. 18×24 (including frame). Minimum exterior framed size is 154 square inches, e.g. 11×14 (including frame)

SALE OF ART WORK – Paintings can be priced to sell. All sales are between artist and seller. No commissions will be taken from this exhibit. The following information is placed with each painting, for sale or not.

Title of painting, price or NFS (not for sale)
Name of Artist
Size of painting (including frame)
Email address
Category: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced (Please rate yourself)

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PAINTINGS – Starting August 1st GPWS  website will provide a button for you to submit a photo of your paintings and information. You may submit more than one painting.

THEME  – Autumn or Winter or both

Submit photo and information – August 1-31, 2019
Notify Artist  – September 15, 2019
Deliver – October  1st 2019

Click here to submit your work