Fall Jury-In opportunity for Associate Members will be online

The opportunity for associate members to be juried into full active membership is coming to you in August, 2020 in time that you may enter the fall show this year in the juried category. 

Associates wishing to be juried need to submit three paintings, two of which must be transparent watercolor. The other submission may be either transparent watercolor or water media. 

Paintings must have been executed within the past two years.  All paintings must be the original work of the submitting artist: no prints of your originals, no copies or likenesses of other artists’ or photographers’ works. This includes, but is not limited to, images from books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards, catalogs, and the internet. Exception is made for use of photographs from friends and family.  

If you are interested in registering for jurying in, you must contact Jury Coordinator, Diana Thewlis via email at dthewlis@comcast.net.  She will email the application form to you along with any other information you need for submission.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we will be jurying via computer.  To submit your paintings, you will need to take good photographs of them. Avoid photographing them through glass or plexiglass.  Do crop the edges for presentation purposes showing clean sides, top and bottom as though they were matted. Please save them as jpegs with a resolution of 150 to 250 dpi. and email them to Diana.  All submissions and the application form must be sent by no later than Saturday, August 22. 

The jury will view your work, make their comments, and you will be notified of their decision on Friday, September 11, 2020.  You will also receive their critique comments. 

When the jury panel meets to consider submissions, it follows a list of artistic criteria including:

  • Technique:  Is the artist demonstrating knowledge of watercolor techniques and competence in using them–blending, wet on wet, wet on dry, texture, brush strokes, glazing, lost edges, and more.  The Jury panel is looking for some diversity of technique. (Note that you might be using a very limited number of these techniques on a given painting, depending on your subject and what you are trying to achieve, and that’s fine.)
  • Composition:  Does the composition lead the viewer’s eye through the painting to the center of interest?   Is it otherwise well composed?
  • Subject Matter:  Does the artist show knowledge of the subject matter?  Is the subject matter well drawn?