Entry is open to members of the Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS), a nationalorganization based in Dallas and celebrating its’ 54th anniversary, with 400+ members throughout the USA. New members may join at time of entry. www.swswatercolor.org.
More than $5,000.00 in cash and merchandise to be awarded! Entries open May 1, 2017 and the deadline for entry is June 30, 2017 at midnight.
Enter through the CaFE (Call for Entries) website, www.callforentry.org. Use the word ‘watercolor’ or ‘southwestern’ on the Café site to search for our exhibition or this link should take you directly to the
SWS call for entry. https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4403 For assistance in
using Café, see Aids to Entering our Membership Exhibition on the SWS website.
Entry Fee (1st painting entry fee): $35.00; $5 each for 2nd & 3rd painting.
All work must be painted after January 1, 2015 (strictly enforced), original water media on paper or Yupo. Accepted water media include watercolors, acrylics, inks, gouache, casein, egg tempera, watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons. For complete requirements, see the prospectus. www.swswatercolor.org.
Entry Deadline Friday, June 30, 2017 (midnight)
Preview Party Sunday, July 9, 2017 Royal Lane Baptist Church 2:00-4:00PM
Acceptance Notification Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Deadline to receive shipped art Monday, August 28, 2017 Craters & Freighters
Deadline for hand-delivered art Sunday, August 27, 2017 Eisemann Center (1:00-3:30 PM)
Art hung Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Show Opens Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Eisemann Center
Juror judges Monday, September 11, 2017
Awards Reception Sunday, September 24, 2017 Eisemann Center (4:00PM
Show Closes Saturday, September 30, 2017
Pick-up hand-delivered art Sunday, Monday, October 1, 2017 (Eisemann Center
1:00 to 3:30 PM)
Shipped art returned Monday, October 2, 2017 by Craters & Freighters
Juror for 54th SWS Membership Exhibition: Keiko Tanabe
Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California, U.S.A. Primarily self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations and marketing. Since then, her work has earned many awards and recognitions on national and international level. Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries. Her work was also featured in numerous art publications including L’Art de l’Aquarelle (France & UK), Practique des Arts (France), Watercolor Artist (US) and Artists & Illustrators (UK). She is also a sought-after workshop instructor, teaching watercolor courses both in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society, North American Watercolor Artists and American Impressionist Society. Her website: https://ktanabefineart.com/