52nd Exhibition-2022 Prospectus

The LWS 52nd Annual International Exhibition in May 2022     will be a live exhibit in New Orleans.

Reception:  Saturday, May 14, 2-4 p.m. at Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans

Viewing hours:  Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.


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Take in day: Saturday, April 30, 9-10 a.m.

If you are hand delivering your painting, come to the Gravier St. entrance of Place St. Charles.



Juror: Ken Call AWS, NWS, TWSA Master
Louisiana Watercolor Society
FIRST PLACE-Ken Call, “C’est a Moi” 50th Exhibition

The Louisiana Watercolor Society is honored to present Ken Call as the juror of the 52nd International Exhibition.

Click to read about his career:  Bio

Visit http://www.call4portraits.com/ to see Ken Call’s 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, 2022 to support the exhibition costs. Please price paintings accordingly.


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.
    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 inches without frame)

    Example:  Smith, Mary, Masterpiece, 22×30 inches

    Total number of submissions permitted: 6 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 (Limit 3).

    Direct questions to Show Chair, Tracy Hebert at  Exhibitions@LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org , or call 225-413-0997.

  • Entry Deadline:  Jan. 25, 2022
  • 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, 2022.
    Delivery of paintings

    Framed paintings must arrive by April 22, 2022. 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.


    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.

    Frame Rental Service: This option is available to artists from outside the continental US and Canada.  The fee $200 USD includes frame rental from a professional frame shop, delivery to/from the exhibit, handling fee and return shipping in your mailing tube.

    Email questions to Show Chair, Tracy Hebert at Exhibitions@LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org or call 225 413-0997.

    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:

    Monica Bishara at LWSart@yahoo.com.

    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.

    You may view and download a Print Friendly version of the Prospectus for your records.


    Entries due:…………………………………Jan. 25, 2022

    Notices emailed for accepted paintings……March 1, 2022

    Check website for accepted artists……..…March 1, 2022

    Shipped work due ………………………..April 22, 2022

    Hand delivered work due……………….April 30, 2022

    Exhibit opens………………………………..May 2, 2022

    Ken Call Workshop……………………May 10-12, 2022

    Awards & Reception………………………May 14, 2022

    Last day of exhibit…………………………..May 20, 2022

    Pick-up hand delivered paintings…………..May 21, 2022

                 52nd International Exhibition 2022