The image above is a detail from Patricia Stine's painting "Gotcha," which was awarded Best of Show at Aqueous 2021.
This exhibition is no longer accepting entries
Deadline to enter Aqueous 2022 was March 28, 2022.
The 2022 WVWS national juried exhibition, Aqueous 2022, will take place May 8 to June 4, 2022, at the Parkersburg Art Center in Parkersburg, W.Va.. The 2022 juror will be Laurie Goldstein-Warren, AWS, TWSA. To see Laurie's work, please visit her website at warrenwatercolors.com
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.
ONLINE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
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 2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PRINTABLE ENTRY FORM
If you are not able to use the online entry process, the Aqueous 2022 Entry Form is available through the link below for printing so you can download, print out, fill out, and mail in.
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.