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Exhibit dates:  May 4- 24, 2019

Reception: May 11, 2019

ENTRY DEADLINE – January 22, 2019

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.

Michael Holter

Juror: Michael Holter NWS, TWSA

Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work is in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries.

Michael says, “I think of my work as impressionistic. … The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive.”

Read his bio here.

  Watercolor Impressionism: Landscape, a 3 Day Workshop in New Orleans

 with Michael Holter NWS, TWSA  May 8-9-10, 2019

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Spring 2019 Workshop

 

PROSPECTUS

Awards and Sales

The First Prize is $2500, Second Prize is $1000. Additional cash and merchandise awards.

A 40% commission will be retained from all sales to support the exhibition costs. Please price paintings accordingly.

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 Rules 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 rules, refer to LWS Rules 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, non-ornate 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

Total number of submissions permitted: 7 jpegs
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, Joette LeBlanc at  Exhibitions@LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org or call 225-485-8591.

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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 2, 2019.

Accepted paintings must arrive by May 2, 2019. 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, Joette LeBlanc at Exhibitions@LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org or call 225-485-8591.

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 provided annual dues have been paid continuously since the first acceptance. Check the web site for application form and further details.

 

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PRINTER FRIENDLY PROSPECTUS

Calendar

Entries due: ……………………………………….……Jan. 22, 2019

Notices emailed for accepted paintings……….……..March 1, 2019

Check website for accepted artists……………………March 1, 2019

Shipped work due……………………………………….May 2, 2019

Hand delivered work due………………………….…..May 4, 2019

Exhibit opens…………………………………………..May 4, 2019

Reception………………………………………………May 11, 2019

Last day of exhibit…………………………………….May 24, 2019

Pick-up hand delivered paintings……………………..May 25, 2019

  Louisiana Watercolor Society
Celebrating 50  years of watercolor 1968-2018.