THEME: The Rhode Island Watercolor Society invites artists to submit artworks inspired by the celebration of color. The portrayal of this theme is open to the artist's interpretation and inspiration - whether it be the foliage of fall, waterways of venice,a celebratory evening, or a sulit studio. We want to know how YOU celebrate color.
The Rhode Island Watercolor Society is proud to support watercolor and other traditional watermedia materials and methods. With the growth of the arts industry, comes the introduction of new equipment and practices. As the options for art making expand, so must the horizons of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society guidelines for our open juried shows.
Media and Mediums
Acceptable mediums: Watercolor; gouache; acrylic; acrylic mediums and watercolor mediums; ink; casein; egg temperaAcceptable media up to 20%: line & wash; watercolor pencils; collage (waterbased, on or of paper); charcoal; graphite; wax accents and resists; waterbased monotypes and mono prints; embossing; metallic waterbased paint; waterbased iridescent paints or powders (not glitter)
**For water media only shows**
Unacceptable media: Pastels; colored pencil other than watercolor pencil; fabrics; digital media or digitally enhanced images; multiple edition prints; sand; glitter; gold or metal leaf; collage from printed materials, newspaper, magazines, etc.; oil paints; photography; reproductions
Acceptable surfaces: Watercolor paper; toned watercolor paper; Yupo and similar synthetic papers; paper coated with waterbased varnish and gesso; textured paper;
gallery wrapped or stretched canvas; canvas paper; illustration board; watercolor board; rice paper; Duralar; Aquaboard; wood;
Framing and Presentation
Work must be presented in a professional manner. No broken or damaged frames. Work must be under glass unless it is over 22”x 28” in which case it must be framed with Plexiglas. Work may be floated within the frame, or presented with a single or double mat. White or off white mats, liner mat less than 3/8" may be colored. Colored mats are acceptable, but must be integral in the completion of the artwork. Must be wired with no wire or hanger showing when hung. No tooth hangers.
Work must not have been exhibited in a previous Rhode Island Watercolor Society shows. Work must have been completed within the last 10 years.
No work copied from copy written material. No work partially or wholly painted by another. Work may have been done in a class or workshop, but only using reference material belonging to the sole artist. Work must be the same work represented by the submitted digital images. No altered digital images may be submitted. Artwork should be well represented by any digital image submitted. Work must be the size represented in the submission form. Work may be listed as NFS (not for sale)
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
Notification of accepted works to the Open Juried Show "Celebration of Color" will be posted to our website on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. Accepted digital entries must be dropped of to the RIWS Gallery by 3pm on Friday, May 5th.
AWARDS & SALES
Awards: First Prize $100, Second Prize $75, and Third Prize $50, plus Honorable Mentions.
Sales: All work sold during the exhibition is subject to the RIWS commission: Members - 25%, Non-Members - 35%
PICKUP & LIABILITY
Pickup: Works exhibited in this Open Juried Show must be picked up after the exhibition, from June 10 - 16. Please pickup your artwork in a timely manner -- during gallery hours. If you are unable to pick up your work, please make arrangements with someone to pick up your work for you. If this is not possible, please call the Gallery at 401-726-1876.
Note: Storage space is very limited; therefore, a $5 storage fee (per painting) will be applied to any work dropped off for this exhibition that is not picked up by the date designated. After ther respective pickup date, bills will be sent by mail, and said $5 will be charged for each month the artwork is left stored at RIWS.
Liability: The Rhode Island Watercolor Society cannot be responsible for any loss or damage of artwork, although every possible care will be taken in handling.