51st International Exhibition 2021 Prospectus


Info for Exhibitors

The LWS 51st Annual International Exhibition in 2021 will be a virtual exhibit.

Awards will remain the same.  A printed catalog will be sent to exhibitors.

Juror: Thomas Schaller AWS, NWS, TWSA

The Louisiana Watercolor Society is honored to present Thomas Schaller as the juror of the 51st International Exhibition.

Thomas W. Schaller is an award-winning artist, architect, author, and instructor based in Los Angeles, California.

Click to read more about his career:  Bio 

Visit https://www.thomasschaller.com/ to see his paintings.


Awards and Sales

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

A 30% commission will be retained on all sales from May 1- 21, 2021 to support the exhibition costs. Please price paintings accordingly. During those dates (May 1-21, 2021), the artist must refrain from showing their accepted entry in other shows, including virtual exhibits.


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.

Entry Procedure

Digital Entries File Format: Only jpeg files accepted, 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: $25.00
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 , LWSart@yahoo.com or call 225-485-8591.

Register, Pay, and Upload your images.


Please submit HIGH RESOLUTION images.
See Helpful Hints for help with locating and renaming files.
A list of accepted artists will be posted on the website by March 1, 2021.

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.

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.     Test

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Entries due: ………Jan. 26, 2021

Notices emailed for accepted paintings……March 1, 2021

Check website for accepted artists………March 1, 2021

Exhibit opens……..May 1, 2021

Awards……………..May 1, 2021

Last day of exhibit….May 21, 2021


  Louisiana Watercolor Society
51st Annual International Exhibition