Awards and Sales
The First Prize is $2000, Second Prize is $1000. Additional cash and merchandise awards. A 40% commission will be retained from all sales to support the exhibition costs. Please price paintings accordingly.
The juried exhibition of original waterbased media on paper is open to all artists 18 years or older.
Paintings must be unvarnished and completed in the past three years without instructor supervision.
Artist's original work only. No prints, giclees or digital artwork. No collages. No copies or likenesses of another artist's work, or copy-righted references. Works previously shown in LWS International Exhibits are ineligible.
Paintings must be framed under plexiglass, complete with screw-eyes and wire. Mats when used must all be white or off-white. Diptychs and Triptychs must be mounted in a single frame. Minimum image size is 8 x 10 inches (20cm x 25cm). Maximum frame size is 45 x 45 inches (114cm x 114cm). Framed paintings cannot exceed 15 lbs. Narrow frames preferred.
Any work not meeting exhibition standards may be rejected by the exhibition committee at its sole discretion. Any work different from the accepted entry will be disqualified.
Only jpeg images will be accepted. On-line upload preferred with option to mail a CD.
Digital Entries File Format: Only jpeg files accepted, using highest quality (no compression), digital camera, 300dpi, no smaller than 500kb each image.
Digital image must represent the painting exactly, showing no frame or mat and without extraneous background. Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).
Jpeg file name should be as follows: Last Name, First Name, Title of Painting, Image Size.
Unlimited number of submissions are permitted.
1 entry: $20.00
2 entries: $40.00
3 entries: $40.00 for members, $45.00 for non-members
Each additional entry $10.00
Use buttons above to register, pay, and upload your images. (As an alternative, you may print the Prospectus and follow the manual entry process.)
LWS assumes the reproduction rights of paintings in the exhibit for display on this website, in the catalog, and for promotional purposes only. Each exhibiting artist will receive one complimentary catalog. Additional catalogs will be available for $10 each. To order additional copies of the catalog, contact Monica Bishara at 225-752-2703 / email@example.com or Louise Hansen at 225-751-5733 / Publications@LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org
Delivery of paintings
Accepted paintings must arrive between March 26 & April 10, 2015. Shipping costs will be handled by the artists. LWS will provide storage, handling and services of a professional packing company. Exhibitors will be charged a $50 administrative fee (hand delivered $20). Detailed instructions for shipping will be sent.
It is suggested that artists carry their own insurance in proper limits. Settlement for works damaged in transit remains the responsibility of the artist and shipper.
Direct questions to Exhibition@LouisianaWaterColorSociety.org or call 985-829-0122
Artists may apply for LWS Membership. Annual dues must be paid to maintain membership status. Signature status is granted to members after acceptance in three (3) International Shows, provided annual dues have been paid continuously since the first acceptance. New Masters signature LWS-M may be applied for after acceptance in ten (10) International Shows.
Chris Krupinski AWS, NWS
Art is a key element in Chris Krupinski's life. She has been drawing and painting all of her life, but discovered watercolors in the mid-1980's and has had a passion for the medium ever since.
Chris' art career has achieved a tremendous following on the national and international level as a brilliant watercolorist. Well credentialed, her paintings continually draw rave reviews for her fine artwork, winning more than 100 national awards and honors. Chris is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, TWSA Master and Allied Artists to name a few. She has been Published in major watercolor publications and has been featured artist in numerous leading national art magazines. Chris was featured in the October 2014 issue of the Artist's Magazine.
Chris's watercolors are created with special consideration to detail. By focusing much of her attention to the smallest detail, the viewer is drawn into the intricacies of her work. Dynamic light and shadow treatments are prominent statements in her paintings. The play of lights and darks develop effective abstract design, Emphasizing these two elements has enabled her to create powerfully expressive still lifes and bold compositions
A list of accepted artists will be posted by March 1, 2015
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