Annual Exhibit

Each year, Valley Watercolor Society holds an Annual Juried Exhibit with rotating judges over the years.

Our next Annual Juried Exhibit will be held in March 2021. Linda Doll, a past president of National Watercolor Society, will be our juror.

Important Dates:

Dec 1 – Tuesday – Entries open on

Feb 1 – Monday – Entries close at midnight

Feb 10 – Wednesday – Acceptance letters start to go out

Feb 15 – All art images and art information due at SFVACC for production of VWS Exhibit

March 1 – Monday – Exhibit opens

March 8 – Sunday – Virtual Reception and Awards Ceremony, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

March 31– Monday – Exhibit ends / VWS Exhibit gets archived on

Check out our 2020 show, held March 3-28, 2020:

Click on any image to open gallery. Then use arrow keys to scroll through. Click “i” to toggle titles on or off. Press ESC at any time to come back to the thumbnails. Scroll down to see full prizewinner list.

Awards Gallery:

2020 Awards Gallery
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Full show gallery: Search by title or artist, or click on any image to scroll through all images:

2020 Full Show Gallery

2020 Awards:

1st place: Peter McDonald, “Turning Point” (above)
2nd place:
Gregory Radionov, “Redhead”
3rd place: Fatemeh Kian, “Stay Strong”

Special Honors:
Janis Elias, “The Grill and I”
John Detrick, “No Fishing From Ramp”
Susan Gesundheit, “Arezzo”

Honorable Mentions:
Bob Hernandez, “Ballerina 2”
David Deyel, “Red Arch”
Debra Reynolds, “Wild Irises”
Gary Friedman, “Splash”
Karen Holly, “Amber Reflections”
Lori Pollack, “Hydrangea”
Lori Pollack, “Urban Nest”
Marietta Petrini, “Todd”
Pat Ralston, “Geo”
Spencer Mackay, “Zuma”

To see works from previous years’ Exhibits, click below:


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