Christwood Juried Member Show

This juried exhibition of original waterbased media on paper is open to all members in good standing of the LWS.

LWS is unable to accept out of state paintings this year.


Atrium Gallery, Christwood Retirement Community

100 Christwood Blvd, Covington, LA 70433


Entry Deadline: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Exhibit: November 4, 2023 – January 3, 2024

Drop-off: Friday, November 3, 10:00 am – noon

Pick-up: Thursday, January 4, 10:00 am – noon

Reception: Saturday, November 11, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
in the Atrium Gallery at Christwood

Entry Fee: $20 for 1 to 3 submissions. No refunds.

Sales: No commission

Awards: Best of Show is $200, and three Awards of Excellence are $100 each

Judge: Cissy McCabe Quinn, LWS was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Nature has always been her inspiration and teacher. It also draws her in to see past the surface, to see the layers of creation. A decaying fishing cottage on the banks of the bayou, with rich neutral colors of the weathered wood contrasting with the warm inviting red of the rusty roof; the embrace of lush, overgrown foliage; the aging majestic shrimp boat with peeling paint and rusty rigging reaching up to the heavens; birds flying over the waters like angels flying low with grace and joy. These scenes are her inspiration and in painting them she hopes to share the experience with the viewer and to preserve our heritage of beautiful, natural resources.

Read more in her biography.

Cissy McCabe Quinn, LWS
Cissy McCabe Quinn, LWS
House with the Red Door


Membership dues for 2023 must be paid.

Only paintings created in the past 3 years (after Sept. 2020) are accepted.

A member can enter the same painting in Member Shows and Juried Member Shows provided it has not won an award.

All paintings must be on unvarnished natural or synthetic paper. No other surfaces are accepted. No other surfaces are accepted nor can other surfaces (such as collage) be attached to the paper.

Minimum Frame size is 16″ x 20″ for this show only.

Paintings must be framed under plexiglass, complete with screw-eyes and wire. Mats, when used, must all be white or off-white.

Originality: From concept to execution, an ‘original’ painting is strictly the artist’s own composition.

  • The use of photographs as reference materials is allowed only if that photograph was taken by the artist submitting the painting. Permission to use a photograph from another photographer, amateur or professional, relative or friend, is not allowed. ( Artist may be asked to provide photograph as proof of composition. )
  • Workshop paintings and works painted with the assistance of a teacher are not allowed. A copy of a workshop painting, for instance, repainting the same composition from the workshop on new paper is not allowed.


Digital image file format: Only jpeg files accepted, using high quality camera settings or 300 dpi.

Digital image must represent the painting exactly, showing no frame or mat, and without extraneous background.

Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).

The judge will jury this show from the images you submit. Images will be used for publicity, including social media.

Delivery & Retrieval

Accepted artists will be notified via email by October 24. A list of accepted paintings will be posted on this website.

Artists must drop off their paintings on November 3 at the Christwood Atrium Gallery.

The show ends on January 3. Paintings cannot be removed before the end of the show. Artists must collect their paintings on January 4, 10:00 am – noon, from the Christwood Atrium Gallery.


Show Chair: Margaret Hawkins: