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2015 NWS ANNUAL MEMBER EXHIBITION

PROSPECTUS
CALENDAR
Mar 1 Mar 31
April 15
April 15
April 20 May 8
May 9
May 17
May 17
May 18, 19, 20
June 6
June 6 July 31
Aug 1

Entries accepted at www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org


List of accepted artists posted to NWS website
Acceptance letters with shipping instructions mailed by NWS
Accepted artwork shipped by artists per instructions
Hand-delivered artwork accepted at NWS from 11:00-3:00
Awards jurying
Carol Carter Presentation NWS Gallery & Online 10:00-noon PDT
Carol Carter Workshop NWS Gallery
Opening reception and awards ceremony from 2:00-4:00
Exhibition open Thursday-Sunday, 11:003:00
Hand-delivered artwork may be picked up from 11:00-3:00

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
1. Each artist may enter only one painting.
2. Work must have been completed in the last two years.
3. Work previously exhibited in an NWS show is not eligible.
4. Painting must be primarily water-based media on paper (Yupo and Tyvek permitted).
5. Other media, if used, must be in conjunction with the water media, which must be dominant.
6. No digital media, photography, prints or reproductions may be used in the painting.
7. Paintings done in a class or workshop setting by a student may not be submitted.
8. Source material must be original and not derived from any published images.
FRAMING
1. Minimum image size is 9 x 12.
2. Maximum frame size is 40 x 40.
3. No glass is permitted. All work must be under plexiglass.
4. Frame must be simple and sturdy enough to support the artwork without buckling the plexiglass.
5. Frame must be wired for hanging. No other types of hangers are allowed.
6. Mats, if used, must be white or a light neutral color unless an integral part of the artwork.
FEES, SALES & LIABILITY
1. The entry fee is $25.
2. All work must be for sale.
3. NWS is responsible for all sales and will retain a 30% commission.
4. Artists should carry their own insurance. NWS and its representatives will take the utmost care
but are not responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause.
5. There will be no price changes after acceptance.
ONLINE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (See enclosed sheet for entering via the mail.)
1. Log in at www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org
2. You must be either an Associate or Signature Member with dues paid.
3. Online, you may pay your renewal or join as a new Associate Member and pay the dues.
4. You will need a digital .jpg file of an image of your painting saved per these instructions:
! File name is your last name, first name. Example: SmithNancy.jpg
! Image is 300 dpi and between 1200 and 1500 pixels on the longest side.
AWARDS
1st Place: Dana Bartlett Award - $1000
2nd Place: Delmer Yoakum Award - $1000
3rd Place: Noel Quinn Award - $1000
Honorable Mention: Clem Hall Award - $500
Honorable Mention: Howard Clapp Award - $500
Honorable Mention: Wayne La Com Award - $500
Honorable Mention: Irma Attridge Award - $500

2015 NWS Member Exhibition Prospectus


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JUROR
Carol Carter (www.carol-carter.com) See lecture and workshop dates above.
2015 Juror Carol Carter is a longtime resident of St. Louis, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts
degree from Washington University. Long admired in the St. Louis area, she earned national recognition
in 2002 when her work was featured on the cover of New American Paintings magazine. She stepped
onto the international arts stage in that same year with a solo exhibition in Guayaquil, Ecuador,
sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. She has had solo exhibitions in Norway, France, and USVI. She was
AIRE fellow- Everglades National Park in 2010.

Crate & Barrel and Verizon Wireless recently added her to their collections.
Water is an enduring presence in Carol Carters watercolor and acrylic paintings. Having grown up in
Florida, she sees water as an evocative backdrop, resonant in contrasts that illuminate the human
condition. Using vibrant, saturated colors, she plays upon the dualities present in nature in images of
swimmers, lush landscapes, insightful portraits and botanical studies.
AGREEMENT
Submission of this image, if accepted by the Jury of Selection, shall constitute an Agreement on the part
of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth in this Prospectus, including the following:
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I hereby release and discharge the officers of National Watercolor Society (NWS) and its
representatives and employees from any and all claims occasioned by damage or loss of said
painting while in the possession of NWS.

No work accepted for the Member Exhibition may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.

Permission is granted to reproduce the painting in the brochure of the exhibition and to use this image
for educational and publicity purposes.

I realize if my work is selected and I withdraw, or it does not meet eligibility requirements set forth in
the prospectus -- including that it has not been exhibited in another NWS show, I will be disqualified
immediately and will not be permitted to enter again for two years.

2015 National Watercolor Society Annual Member Exhibition


Optional MAIL-IN ENTRY FORM
We encourage you to enter this competition on the NWS website
www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org
For an additional $10, you have the option to mail a CD, DVD or Flash Drive accompanied by this
form.
" Image of your painting saved as a .jpg file on a CD, DVD or flash drive
" This data information sheet
" Entry fee of $25 payable to NWS
" Data uploading fee of $10 payable to Rebecca Veytia
DO NOT MAIL TO NWS. These four items should be mailed to:
Rebecca Veytia, 1927 South Tremont Street #B, Oceanside, CA 92054
Please Print Clearly
Name: ______________________________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
City: ___________________________________________State: __________ ZIP: _________________
Primary Phone:

(_______) _____________________ (required)

Additional Phone: (_______) _____________________ (optional)


E-mail: ______________________________________ (required)
Web Address: _________________________________ (optional)
Painting Title: ________________________________________________________________________
Year Completed: _______ (must have been completed within the last 2 years)
Price: $______________ (must be for sale)
Image Size: (h) _______ x (w)_______

Minimum 9 x 12

Frame Size: (h) _______ x (w)_______

Maximum 40 on longest side

Media:

" Transparent Watercolor (Please mark one of the boxes)


" Watermedia
" Watermedia with collage

AGREEMENT
Submission of this image of the painting, if accepted by the Jury of Selection, shall constitute an
Agreement on the part of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth in this Prospectus, including the
following:
I hereby release and discharge the officers of the National Watercolor Society (NWS) and its
representatives and employees from any and all claims occasioned by damage or loss of said painting
while in the possession of NWS. No work accepted for the Member Exhibition may be withdrawn prior to
the close of the exhibition. All work must be for sale. Permission is granted to reproduce the painting in
the brochure of the exhibition and to use this image for educational and publicity purposes.
I realize that if my work is selected and I withdraw, or if it does not meet eligibility requirements set forth in
the Prospectus -- including that it has not been exhibited in another NWS exhibition, I will be disqualified
immediately and not permitted to enter again for two years.

_____________________________________________
____________________________
Signature
Date
(Verifies that you have read the rules and regulations and that your painting is eligible for entry.)

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