GREAT PLAINS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY  EXHIBITION

The Great Plains Watercolor Society holds exhibitions locally once or twice a year. The next member exhibition will be held at the Avera Cancer Institute (Prairie Center), January 8th, 2024 through March 28th, 2024. Listed below are the general requirements for submission for the exhibitions.

NO ENTRY FEE

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY-All exhibitions are open to all GPWS members in good standing who have paid their dues through the opening date of the exhibition. Each member may submit up to two pieces of artwork.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS-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. Cradles are accepted. 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. Varnished works are also accepted.

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 plexi-glass. Maximum size is 432 square inches, e.g. 16×20 or 18×24. Minimum size is 108 square inches, e.g. 9×12 or 8×14.

SALE OF ARTWORK-Paintings can be priced to sell. All sales are between artist and seller. The following information is placed with each painting, for sale or not. You will provide this information with your submission and a card will be provided for your artwork.

  •      Title of painting and 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: Submit pictures of your paintings (up to 2 paintings per person) via email to Marjorie Ness at nessm28@hotmail.com. Specific information to be included with submissions is listed above under “Sale of Artwork”.

TIMELINE: Submissions must be received by Marjorie Ness between December 5th and December 21st, 2023. Paintings are to be delivered to the Prairie Center on January 8th, 2024 between 10:00am and noon. Paintings need to be picked up on March 28th, 2024 between 10:00am and noon. Contact Marjorie if other arrangements need to be made.

**THERE WILL BE A RETAINER TO SIGN AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. IF SOMEONE ELSE IS DELIVERING YOUR ARTWORK, THE RETAINER CAN BE EMAILED TO YOU

Artwork Submission

Fill out the form below to submit your entry for an upcoming Exhibition.

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    Artist Details
    1. Your Name
    2. Email Address
    3. Phone Number
    4. Artist Website
    5. Painting Level
    Entry Details
    1. Exhibition
    2. Title of Work
    3. Artwork for Sale? YesNo
    4. Sale Price
    5. Final Framed Painting Size
    6. Upload Artwork
    7. Additional Comments

    Check out upcoming exhibitions, submit your artwork entries and see what regional watercolor societies are doing!

    If you are interested in submitting work for an upcoming exhibition, please check back in the future for new instructions. The next upcoming exhibition will be handled as it previously was.

    The majority of our exhibitions are free to enter and we encourage our members to price his or her work if interested in selling. All members who have membership dues paid in full are welcome to participate. All entries must be original to the artist, including paintings done from photographs, etc. Other submission requirements, such as media used, size and framing, may be requested as well, depending on the exhibition. If you have questions regarding an exhibit entry, please contact our Director of Programming.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in or attended our Spring Art Exhibition!
    Check back for updates on the next exhibition.

    Spring 2021 Art Exhibition

    Dates Open: March 1 – April 30, 2021

    Location: Downtown Library (Directions)

    Entry Deadline: February 1, 2021

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