Deadline: All entries and all payments for entry fees must be received by Midnight (Central Standard Time) on November 15, 2011. If payment has not been received by the deadline date, your entry will be removed from the exhibition. This means RECEIVED and NOT postmark date.
Artist’s Eligibility: Open to WSA members whose dues are current for the year 2011. A new member may join by paying membership dues and entry fee. Please note that new members must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of the United States. The dues paid by new members and renewing current members will be considered for the year 2012.
Work Eligibility: Paintings created with water based media (watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, watercolor crayon or watercolor pencils) executed in an aqueous manner on paper or paper mounted board. (Note: works should be unvarnished as works do not photograph well if there is sheen on them.) No pastels, class work or copies, no computer generated art, and no collage material other than original watermedia on paper executed by the artist. Work should have been completed within the past two years. WORK PREVIOUSLY EXHIBITED IN ANY WSA EXHIBITION IS NOT ALLOWED. ENTRIES WILL BE EXAMINED CAREFULLY. WORKS SUBMITTED FOR THIS ONLINE EXHIBITION ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION TO THE 2012 ANNUAL EXHIBITION OR TO ANY OTHER WSA SPONSORED EXHIBITION.
Judge: PAUL SULLIVAN.
After a long career in advertising art, Paul Sullivan has been a full time watercolor artist for over ten years. A graduate of The University of Toledo and The Toledo Museum School of Design, Paul has a BA in fine art. After working with advertising agencies for several years, Paul established an advertising art studio. The studio produced design and illustration for a number of Fortune 500 companies such as Owens Corning Fiberglas and LOF glass. For the last 20 years of his commercial career Paul worked as a designer, illustrator and eventually as an art director for Motorola Visual Media Communications in Arizona.
Paul is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, the Arizona Watercolor Association and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. His work has appeared in national watercolor society exhibitions throughout the country. One of Paul's paintings was a First Place winner in American Artist magazine's 70th Anniversary Competition. Another painting received one of the two top awards at the 2010 National Watercolor Society, All Members Exhibition. Several of Paul's paintings have been featured in Splash, the hardcover review of American watercolor. Also, another of his paintings was published in a book on figure painting by International Artist magazine. This fall the Mayo Clinic will be displaying Paul's work in a one man show as a part of their Humanities in Medicine Program.
See Paul’s art at: www.paulsullivanstudio.com
Awards: A minimum of ten artists (or 15% of the number of entrants) – whichever is greater -- will be selected for "Recognition of Excellence." The artists who created the selected paintings will receive one-half (1/2) point toward either Juried or advanced Signature Membership. Only one painting will be selected from each artist.
Sales/Commissions: No commissions are taken for any sales generated and works submitted do not have to be available for sale. Artists will have the option to display his/her contact information.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Artists may submit up to two (2) images. All submissions will be considered by the judge, and all submissions will be uploaded to the World Wide Web for viewing. Artists should send entries as JPEG (.jpg) images attached to an email or on a CD. The images on the CD should be JPEG (.jpg) images. CDs will not be returned. Do not send the original artwork.
$15 For WSA Members whose dues are current for 2011 or have already paid dues for 2012
$45 For WSA Members who wish to pay 2012 dues at this time or artists who wish to join WSA as a first time member
PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEE MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE DEADLINE. THIS MEANS ACTUAL RECEIPT – NOT POSTMARK.
WSA reserves the right to use submitted images for inclusion in the exhibition and for purposes of publicity.
Notification: The opening of the exhibition will take place on or before December 1, 2011, at which time the winners of the "Recognition of Excellence" will be announced.
In order to meet all entry requirements, artist should:
1. Submit a completed entry form either by e-mail or by regular mail
2. Submit up to 2 images
3. Send the required entry fee
Please note that entries received without payment of the required fee will not be considered. Acceptable forms of payment include checks or money orders or payment by PayPal as shown on the Entry Form. Checks or money orders should be made payable to WSA (or Watercolor Society of Alabama, if you prefer).
The computer work involved in this online exhibition is being handled by the eNewsletter chair (Nanette L. Jones) and by the webmaster of the WSA website (Patrick Cannon).
Send checks (payable to WSA) and regular mail Entry Form to:
WSA 2011 Online Exhibition
8943 Tara Circle
Milton, FL 32583-8147
If you have any questions, contact us:
Nanette L. Jones
or by phone at 850-981-2619