Q: Who can enter the 120th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper?
All artists 18 years or older can participate in this Show.
Q: What kind of artwork is eligible for entry?
All work must be original and on or of paper.
In addition to watercolor; soft pastels, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink, gouache, acrylic and hand-pulled prints are also accepted. All work must be original and on or of paper. Clay prints on Reemay using water soluble mediums are acceptable. Collage elements must be of paper and cannot be mounted on canvas. Any image or color on collage papers must be of water media and the work of the artist - no cutouts from digital work will be accepted.
No oils, oil pastels, photographic, digital, electronic processes or computer art will be accepted.
No work previously exhibited at West Chester University or in any PWCS juried exhibition will be accepted.
Q: Is there an entry fee?
The entry fee for members is $35 entry fee. For non-members, it is $50.00 entry fee.
The entry fee entitles the entrants to submit two paintings, but no more than one painting will be selected for the exhibition.
There are several new membership benefits, which include discounted rates for workshops, demonstrations and talks. The member dues must be paid in full prior to entering the PWCS 2020 International Works on Paper Exhibit. “Paid in Full” means that your dues are paid until December 31, 2020.
Q: When can I submit my entry?
The entries may be submitted any time from May 1, 2020 through July 1, 2020, and all entries must be received by the end of the day (11:59pm EST) on Saturday, July 1, 2020 to be considered for the show.
Q: What are the Show dates?
The Show will be at the West Chester University from October 23, 2020 to December 7, 2020.
Q: What should I keep in mind while preparing digital files of my artwork for the submission?
- File format - JPEG saved as .jpg.
- File Name - Save the file as FirstName_LastName_ArtworkTitle.jpg (example: Jane_Doe_YellowSunflowers.jpg)
Important - Please do not use special characters such as / ? < > \ : * | " in the file names.
Also, the file name does not have to contain the full title of your painting.
- File Resolution - 300 DPI
- File Dimensions - 1200 to 1500 pixels height OR width, on the longest dimension
- Maximum File Size - 2 MB
- Minimum Artwork Area - 100 sq inches
Q: What is the maximum frame size for the Exhibition?
The framed size cannot exceed 48 inches in any dimension.
Q: Who is the Juror of Selection?
The Juror of Selection for this Show is John Salminen.
John Salminen is a signature member of numerous prestigious art societies in the United States including AWS-DF, NWS, TWS-DM, and SDWS, and he serves as a board member of the American Watercolor Society. He is the president of the International Masters of Watercolour Association centered in Shanghai, China, and is a member of top organizations in China and Australia. John has won over 250 awards in national and international exhibitions. He has received the Shanghai Biennial Award, The Pakistan Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Thailand Ministry of Culture Award, and he has participated in fifty-four invitational international exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Mexico, Pakistan, Canada, Italy, England, Belgium, and Australia. John is a frequent judge and juror for national and international exhibitions, and his work is included in permanent collections in the United States, Asia, and Europe. His work is also featured in forty-two books on four continents.
Q: Who is the Judge of Awards?
The Judge of Awards for this Show is Stephen Quiller.
Stephen Quiller is an internationally known
painter who has written six books on water media and color, and he has been featured
in many artist instructional videos. He lives with his wife in Creede,
Colorado, where he has his own gallery. He is a Dolphin Fellow and Signature
Member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society,
National Society for painters in Acrylic and Casein, Rocky Mountain Watermedia,
and Watercolor West.
Stephen received the 2018 Silver Medal and the
2014 Gold Medal of Honor at the American Watercolor Society’s International
Exhibitions as well as many other honors. He has created twenty artist
instructional videos and DVD’s on color, composition and watermedia. He has
signature lines of watercolor, acrylic, watercolor paper, palette and brushes
produced by the Jack Richeson Company and has developed the Quiller Color Wheel
that is used by artists throughout the world.
Stephen’s paintings have been on the covers
and subjects of articles in many leading art magazines. He has served as a
juror for most of the regional and international watermedia exhibitions and
conducts a limited number of national and international seminars annually.
However, he continues to spend most of his time painting on-location or at his
studio in Creede; located near the headwaters of the Rio Grande in Southern
Colorado. He paints beaver ponds, snow shadows, water reflections and mountain
patterns, wild iris and aspen, reaching deeper to capture the essence of the
rhythm and spirit of the San Juans.
He has painted professionally since 1972 and
his works are enthusiastically collected. His paintings can be viewed during
the summer months at the Quiller Gallery in Creede, Colorado. To view his work
and learn more go to www.quillergallery.com .
Q: I have additional question(s). Who should I contact?
Do you have a technical question about Entrythingy? If yes, please send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com. We recommend including 'PWCS Entrythingy' in the subject of your email.
Please use the form below to send us your questions regarding the Show. A PWCS representative will respond to your question within 2 business days. It'd be a good idea to ask your question early and not wait till the deadline is close!