Sedona AZ (January 9, 2012) – The Northern Arizona Watercolor Society announces a call for entries for its Spring Membership Exhibition. This show is open to all NAWS members whose dues are current, but nonmembers may enter by paying membership dues and entry fees.
The show will open Thursday, May 10th in the Special Exhibition Gallery at the Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road, and close on Sunday, May 27th. An awards reception will be held on Friday, May 18th, from5:30 – 7:30 PM.
There will be both cash and merchant awards for the winning entries. In addition to $1,400 cash prizes for top winners, NAWS honors members that have passed away during the year with a $100 award in their memory, as well as the $300 Gretchen Swartout Memorial Award donated by Chuck Swartout.
The juror for the show is Paul Jackson, one of America’s greatest contemporary watercolorists. He is sought after as a speaker, judge, and workshop instructor and is the author of “Painting Spectacular Light Effects In Watercolor”. Paul is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. He has been featured as one of the Master Painters of the World in International Artists Magazine, and served as the invited juror for the American Watercolor Society’s 142nd international exhibition.
All paintings must be executed in water media. Water media is defined as watercolor paints, inks, watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils, acrylic paints, casein, gouache, and egg tempera. Water soluable oils are not acceptable. Paintings must be executed on paper, canvas, or clayboard, and must be original, not copied, and not worked on by an instructor. Source material must be based on your own designs or photos. Paintings must have been completed within the past two years and not previously shown in any NAWS exhibition.
Deadline for receipt of entries is Thursday, March 1st. Early entries are encouraged. Notification of acceptance will begin on Friday, March 30th.
Mail your entry form, DVD, or CD , a self addressed stamped envelope (business size) and your check payable to NAWS to: Sandra Beck, 320 Coffee Pot Drive, Sedona, AZ86336. Send email entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send entries via email, you must still mail the entry form, payment or proof of payment, and a SASE. If you want email notification, don’t mail the SASE.
All further requirements may be found on the NAWS web site, at www.naws-az.org, where a full prospectus may be downloaded.