Aqueous 2021 prospectus and entry

Deadline to Enter Aqueous 2021

The image above is a detail from Sandra Pealer's painting  "The Artist at Rest," which was awarded Best of Show at Aqueous 2020.

The 2021 WVWS national juried exhibition, Aqueous 2021, will take place July 15 - Sept. 4, 2021, at the Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, W.Va.. The 2021 juror will be Bill Vrscak, AWS. To see Bill's work, please visit his website at

Deadline to enter Aqueous 2021 is May 31, 2021.

The exhibition prospectus is available through the button link below.

Please pay careful attention, when reading the prospectus, to the exhibition calendar, deadlines and dates, criteria for eligibility and entry preparation, and shipping and delivery instructions.

Aqueous 2021 Prospectus
Aqeuous 2021 Awards Update:

Clear Mountain Bank, a community bank based in Bruceton Mills, W.Va., is sponsoring a $100 award for Best West Virginia Landscape at Aqueous. WVWS thanks Clear Mountain Bank for their support!


An online entry process for providing entry information and uploading digital images is available for Aqueous this year. However, entry fee payment will still need to be made by mailing a check or money order. Instructions for mailing your entry fee are on the prospectus and the entry form.

Click the button link below for Aqueous 2021 Online Entry to complete the online entry process. After completing the form entry and uploading your images, you will be able to print out a copy of your completed form for your records and to create your painting labels.

Please also enclose a copy of the form with your mailed entry payment (to expedite entry tracking).

Before starting the online entry process, please prepare your images ahead of time and note where the image files are saved  on your computer to make the online upload process easier for you to complete.

Digital images should be:

  • in focus and accurately convey the painting's colors (no digital enhancement)
  • correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).
  • show only the image, with no matting or frame
  • must be in RGB color space, in .jpg (.jpeg) format
  • must be no larger than 5MB
  • must have a minimum of 2,000 pixels on the longest side.

This YouTube video on Resizing Images from ArtCall might be helpful as you prepare and correctly size your digital images.

If you are ready to begin your entry, please click the button link below.

If you have problems with the online entry process, please contact Kristen Colebank at

Aqueous 2021 Online Entry

Demonstration Video on Online Entry Process


WVWS will have an Art Bin at Aqueous, so artists who have work accepted in Aqueous will also have the option to submit up to three unframed originals or cards/prints to place for sale in the gallery.  Commission rates, as outlined in the show prospectus, apply.

To use the Art Bin Inventory form, please open from the link below, print out, fill out, and mail in with your entry check.

Aqueous 2021 Art Bin Inventory


If you are not able to use the online entry process, the Aqueous 2021 Entry Form is available through the link below for printing so you can download, print out, fill out, and mail in.

Aqueous 2021 Printable Entry Form

If you experience problems printing any of the printable forms, download the form to your computer and open that file in Acrobat Reader to print it.

If you are using a PC, right click on the large button link above, and choose "Save Link As" or "Save Target As" from the menu that appears. If you are using a Mac, hold the Control key while clicking the button to see the menu choices. Then choose a location on your computer, such as your Desktop, to save the file.

Once you have saved the file, you can doubleclick it to open and print it.