PWS AQUEOUS OPEN 2021 Now ONLINE!
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society invites you to enter our PWS Aqueous Open 2021 International Juried Exhibit to be held online via the PWS Website. After much consideration as to the current situation and near future, and based on the success of last year's Online Aqueosu Open, we have made the decision to once again take this year's Aqueous Open to a Virtual Exhibit through our website. This year's Aqueous Open Juror of Selection and Awards will be the acclaimed Artist, Instructor and Juror, Carla O'Connor
Aqueous Open is the PWS annual International exhibit open to all artist working in waterbased media, member or not. The exhibit runs from October 1 through November 30, 2021. Artists may enter one (1) or two (2) of original works. This year's awards total $5,000. with $1,200 going to the Best of Show. Entry Deadline is by midnight on August 8, 2021.a
The PWS Aqueous Open 2021 Annual Exhibition is open to all artists 18 or older working primarily with water-based media on a paper surface (YUPO and Tyvek are permitted) and unvarnished. Works on canvas or panels will not be accepted.
Mediums include: Watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempura.
No pastels, class work, digital images, any form of print or reproductions. No more than 10% collage or water-based inks, no alcohol inks or other inks.
Artist's original work only. No copies or likenesses of another artist's work. Works must have been created within the last two years and not previoulsy show in another PWS exhibit.
A members-only exhibit.
We have all been cooped up in our “bubbles” for the last year unable to live as we are accustomed. It has given us all time to think about the life we had, and time to consider how we want to move forward from this experience. What changes will you make? Will you live a new life with more direction, purpose, or intention? Will you try to get back to “normal”?
the Exhibition Committee has decided to push out Living Out Loud Exhibit, and move it out to November. We considered simply cancelling it. But several members expressed not having enough time to complete new work for Waterworks, Living Life Out Loud and the PWS Celebrates 75+1 Years! exhibit in Greensburg. We want to give our members as much exposure as possible, especially with our ability to go online and reach much larger audiences. Our Exhibition Committee listened to our members and had much discussion about how best to proceed. Since we did not have to reschedule a gallery, the committee decided to extend the registration and take the exhibit into the last quarter of the year. Additionally, for those who do not get in to Aqueous, they can have a second chance to exhibit their work in Living Life Out Loud. The registration period has been extended through October 15.
For prospectus information, click here.