Annual Exhibit

Each year, Valley Watercolor Society holds an Annual Juried Exhibit with rotating judges over the years. To be eligible to show in the 2018 exhibit, you must be a member of VWS and have paid your dues by September 30, 2017.

Entries for the 2018 exhibit open Nov 1, 2017 and close Feb 18, 2018. Scroll down for entry information.

The juror for 2018 is John Paul Thornton, artist, author and educator. John Paul has written “Art and Courage: Stories to Inspire the Artist-Warrior Within.” Educated at Parsons School of Design and California State University at Northridge, John Paul has traveled extensively, enabling him to study global as well as western art. A beloved lecturer on art history, John Paul is also in demand as an art instructor. His series of portraits of America’s missing children has been exhibited widely, most notably at the National Mall in front of the White House and at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. He has received numerous grants and awards and was recognized by the California State Senate and United States Congress for his work linking social causes with art.

Top Honors: Three major awards of cash, gift certificates or merchandise: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
Special Honors: Gift certificates or merchandise.
Honorable Mention: Gift certificates or merchandise.

Should the juror select a second painting from an artist for an award, the second painting will receive a certificate of recognition. Only one prize will be awarded to an artist.

Important Dates:
Entries open:  November 1, 2017
Entry deadline: Midnight, February 18, 2018.
Cost to enter: $45 for up to 3 paintings
Enter at: Online Juried Shows (entries open 11/1/17)
Acceptance notification begins:  February 23, 2018.
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 31, 2018
Take-In: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4 – 6 P.M.
Show opens: Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Reception and Awards Presentation: Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:30 – 8 P.M.
Show closes: Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Pick-Up: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 5 – 7 P.M.

Download the 2018 Exhibit Prospectus.

To see works from previous years’ Exhibits, click on any of these links:

2015 – coming soon
2014 – coming soon
2013 – coming soon
2012 – coming soon

For questions, suggestions, or to volunteer, email Sylvia Crosbie