SWS 2018 Membership Exhibition entries due June 30

Call For Entries for the Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Exhibition

The call for entries for the 55th Annual SWS Membership Exhibition is officially open and the entry deadline is midnight, Saturday, June 30.  You must be a SWS member in good standing with dues paid as of June 30 to qualify for the exhibition. (New members may join  at time of entry.)

Here’s what you need to know to enter via the CaFE website:

Set up a profile on the CaFE website (if you don’t already have one) and become familiar with how to submit your paintings.  https://callforentry.org

  1. Review the information posted on the SWS website regarding how to set up a profile, how to prepare your images for uploading, how to upload to CaFE and how to enter. Go to SWSWatercolor.org and go to the tab at the top entitled, “Exhibitions.”  Click the down arrow and you will see a listing for, “Aids to Entering our Member Exhibition.”  This is a wonderful resource
  2. Entry Fee (1st painting entry fee): $35.00; $5 each for 2nd & 3rd painting.
  3. All work must be painted after January 1, 2016 (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. swswatercolor.org.


Internally acclaimed artist Robert Burridge will be the judge of this year’s show.  The show will open August 29 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson..  Bill Dale is Exhibition Chairman, and he is still looking for volunteers to help with many aspects of this important project for our chapter.  Please call him at 817-478-2676 or email him at bill@billdaledesign.com to volunteer.

Entry Dealline Saturday, June 30, 2018 (midnight)
Preview Party Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Royal Lane Baptist Church (2:00-4:00PM)
Acceptance Notification Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Deadline to Receive Shipped Art Friday, August 24, 2018 – Craters & Freighters
Deadline to Receive Hand-Delivered Art Sunday, August 26, 2018 – Eisemann Center (1:00-3:30 PM)
Art Hung Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Show Opens Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Eisemann Center
Juror Judges Monday, September 10, 2018
Awards Reception Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Eisemann Center (5:00PM)
Show Closes Saturday, September 29, 2018
Pick-Up Hand-delivered Art Sunday, Monday, September 30, 2018 – Eisemann Center
Shipped Art Returned Monday, October 1, 2018 by Craters & Freighters

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