Entry Deadline: January 16, 2018

2018 PROSPECTUS

Register

Exhibit Dates:  May 5- 25, 2018 

Juror: John Salminen NWS, AWS.DF 

 

Louisiana Watercolor Society

The Louisiana Watercolor Society is honored to have John Salminen serve as juror as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the society’s founding (1968-2018). John has served as juror and/or judge of over 70 national and international exhibitions. John has won more than 230 awards in national and international exhibitions, including the AWS Gold Medal two times, the Silver Star First Place Award in the National Watercolor Society Exhibition two times, the Gold and Silver Medal in Allied Artists of America and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America first place award three times. A retrospective book of his paintings, John Salminen Master of the Urban Landscape was published by North Light Books in October 2016. 

Read his bio here.   

He will be presenting his Realism through Design Workshop in New Orleans May 8-11, 2018.             How to Sign up.

 

 PROSPECTUS

place-st-charles-building 2

Awards and Sales

The First Prize is $2500, Second Prize is $1000. The 2018 Golden Anniversary Award is $500. Additional cash and merchandise awards. A 40% commission will be retained from all sales to support the exhibition costs.

Location

The exhibit will be held at Place St. Charles (201 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana), a luxury office tower in the Central Business District with shops, galleries, a hotel food court and 24 hour security in close proximity.

 

 Eligibility 

The juried exhibition of original water based media on paper is open to all artists 18 years or older.

Paintings must be unvarnished and completed in the past three (3) years without instructor supervision.

Entries must conform to the LWS Exhibit Guidelines posted on LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org.

  • Artist’s original work only. No prints, giclees or digital artwork.
  • No glitter or raised paint. No collages.
  • No copies or likenesses of another artist’s work, or copyrighted references. Works previously shown in LWS International Exhibits are ineligible. For the complete list of guidelines, refer to the LWS Guidelines on the web site.

 

Framing:

  • Paintings must be framed under plexiglass, complete with screw-eyes and wire.
  • Mats when used must all be white or off-white. Diptychs and Triptychs must be mounted in a single frame.
  • Minimum image size is 8 x 10 inches (20cm x 25cm).
  • Maximum frame size is 45 x 45 inches (114cm x 114cm). Framed paintings cannot exceed 15 lbs. Narrow frames preferred.

Any work not meeting exhibition standards may be rejected by the exhibition committee at its sole discretion. Any work different from the accepted entry will be disqualified.

 Entry Procedure

Digital Entries File Format: Only jpeg files accepted, using using high quality camera setting or 300dpi.
Digital image must represent the painting exactly, showing no frame or mat and without extraneous background. Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).
Jpeg file name should be as follows: Last Name, First Name, Title of Painting, Painting Size.(h x w without frame)                                             Example:  Smith, Mary, “Masterpiece”, 22×30

Unlimited number of submissions are permitted.
1 entry: $20.00
2 entries: $40.00
3 entries: $40.00 for members, $45.00 for non-members
Each additional entry $10.00

Direct questions to Show Chair, Claudia Lejeune at  Exhibitions@LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org or call 225-292-2004.

Register, Pay, and Upload your images.

  

Register

 

LWS assumes the reproduction rights of paintings in the exhibit for display on louisianawatercolorsociety.org, the catalog and for promotional purposes only. Each exhibiting artist will receive one complimentary catalog. Additional catalogs will be available for $10 each. To order additional copies of the catalog, contact one of the following:

Monica Bishara at 225-752-2703 or LWSart@yahoo.com.

Louise Hansen at 225-751-5733 or Publications@LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org.

 

Please submit HIGH RESOLUTION images.

See Helpful Hints for help with locating and renaming files.

 

Delivery of paintings

A list of accepted artists will be posted by March 1, 2018.

Accepted paintings must arrive by May 3, 2018. The artist must pay shipping costs to and from the exhibit. LWS will provide storage, handling and services of a professional packing company. Exhibitors will be charged a $50 administrative fee for this service. The fee for hand delivered paintings is $20. Detailed instructions for shipping will be sent.  Email questions to Show Chair, Claudia Lejeune at Exhibitions@LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org or call 225-292-2004.

Insurance

It is suggested that artists carry their own insurance in proper limits. Settlement for works damaged in transit remains the responsibility of the artist and shipper.

Signature Membership

Membership is not required for entry.  Artists may apply for LWS Membership. Annual dues must be paid to maintain membership status.

Signature status is granted to members after acceptance in three (3) International Shows, provided annual dues have been paid continuously since the first acceptance.

The Masters signature LWS-M may be applied for after acceptance in ten (10) International Shows. Check the web site for application form and further details.

 

You may view and download a Print Friendly version of the Prospectus

2018 PROSPECTUS

Calendar

Entries due: ……………………………………….……Jan. 16, 2018

Notices emailed for accepted paintings……………..March 1, 2018

Check website for accepted artists……………………March 1, 2018

Shipped work due……………………………………..May 3, 2018

Hand delivered work due……………………………..May 5, 2018

Exhibit opens…………………………………………..May 5, 2018

Reception………………………………………………May 12, 2018

Last day of exhibit…………………………………….May 25, 2018

Pick-up (hand delivered also)………………………..May 26, 2018

 

 

Louisiana Watercolor Society

Celebrating 50  years of watercolor 1968-2018.