Aqueous Open 2017

71st Annual International Exhibition

September 30-October 21, 2017

Spinning Plate Gallery

5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11-4

Pat Dews' Demo: Sept. 24 1:00 PM at Andrew Carnegie Library, Carnegie, PA

Demo is free to PWS members, $5 for non-members (fee collected at the door)

Pat Dews Workshop: Sept. 25-28 Andrew Carnegie Library, Carnegie, PA

Aqueous Open is the annual PWS exhibit open to all participants, member or not. Two pieces may be submitted (only one may be accepted). Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards.

Juror: Pat Dews

For the prospectus, (coming). For help with creating a digital entry, click here.

To register and pay online by July 5 using Call for Entry (, (coming).

Questions? Contact the show chairs at

Aqueous Open 2017 Important Dates

 Prospectus Available Online April 1, 2017
 Entry Deadline  July 5
 Acceptances Notified  First week of August
 Delivery of Accepted Work (shipped)  Sept. 18-22
 Delivery of Accepted Work (hand)  Sept. 23 2-4 PM
 Opening Reception  Sept. 30 5-8 PM
 Pick Up Work  Oct. 21 5-8 PM 
 Oct. 22 2-4 PM
 Shipped Work Return  By Nov. 2

Accepted shipped work only (choose one)
$50 USD handling fee for shipped domestic work or international work shipped via domestic clearinghouse
(work must include pre-paid, pre-arranged return shipping documents and instructions)

$130 USD handling fee plus return shipping fee for international work shipped outside US
(work must include all completed return documentation, airbills, customs forms and appraisal (if value is over $300))

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