Potential new members must register for the event to be considered for membership. Drop off works to be considered 1:30-2:00 PM and return for pickup at 3:30 to 4:00 PM. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection via mail or email.
For the screening, artists must bring 3 water-based media paintings, matted and framed "exhibit-ready". For the screening, please bring three paintings, created primarily with water-based media on a paper surface (YUPO and Tyvek are permitted) and unvarnished. No canvas. Mediums include: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempura. No pastels, class work, digital images, any form of print or reproductions, 10% collage only. Works must be framed "exhibit-ready". No size limit, other than they must fit in the door and one must to be able to carry them. Generally, PWS exhibits limit work to no more than 48 inches in any one dimension. The screening panel is looking for a consistent level of professional quality painting, so it is advisable to bring 3 pieces representative of your technique, style and subject in your usual work.
All applicants will receive a notification via email regarding their screening result within one week after the screening. New members will be invited to exhibit in our Online New Members Exhibit, our upcoming Aqueous Open 2021 and to the general members’ meeting in September at the Wilkins School Community Center. New members will receive more information on PWS membership with their acceptance letter. There is no fee for screening.
For questions regarding the new member screening, please contact the screening chair at firstname.lastname@example.org