Sunday, October 30, 2011

National Watercolor Society 91st Traveling Exhibit

Lorraine Watry, new NWS Signature member © 2011
Here is the schedule for the NWS 91st Traveling Exhibition 2012
There are some amazing watercolors in this show and well worth a little travel time if these locations are not local.

Feb 5-Mar 18 Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook CA

Apr 1-May 3 Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, Kerrville, TX

May 17-Jun 17 Grapevine Art Project Gallery, Grapevine, TX

Jul 2-Aug 4 Community Fine Arts Center, Rock Springs, Wy

Aug 17-Sep 28 Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington. MN

Oct 12-Dec 7 Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tips on Entering Juried Watercolor Shows

"Could be a future band painting" ©2011
I know it is now October, and I am really behind in posting to my blog. I am still trying to catch up from a very busy summer and start of marching band season for my son. I am the new bookkeeper for the band and now to the end of October a lot of my time will be given over to this duty. As a proud band parent I have to brag that they took 2nd place in a competition last night, moving up from 4th in preliminaries!
    Back to art, though. I was looking around at other blogs and saw this link about entering juried art shows. I think Deb Ward does a good job of describing the process of the entry from the show organizers stand point.
Something I would add to this is, when choosing your pieces to enter, try to see them from a jurors perspective. For most juried shows there are a lot of entries and the juror only has a few minutes to look at each entry. Make sure your values are strong and you have a good composition. Also, when photographing your artwork, only take a photo of the art, never send an image with frames, matts, or any kind of background in the image. You don't want anything distracting from your star - your painting!