Aqueous Open Call: 73rd Annual International Exhibition: (Due. July 1)

Aqueous Open 2019

Enter Online by July 1, 2019 Each artist may enter one or two pieces, but only one piece will be accepted. Entry available on CaFE at

• Go to

• Create a free artist profile and upload your digital images (1 or 2) to your portfolio-The CaFE site will resize images uploaded to the required sizing.

• Click “Apply to Calls” and search for Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open 2019”

• Follow entry instructions, click to enter and pay securely by credit card or check.

Digital Files: Images must be professional quality, showing only the painted image, and be accurate for color catalog reproduction. All files must be saved in high-quality (maximum) jpg format. The dimensions must be 1920 or greater pixels on the long side. Resolution should be at least 72 dpi and the file size must be 5 MB or less.

For detailed instructions on preparing and sizing digital files, visit the PWS website: al-Entry-Help.

A useful online resource for resizing images is at: Entry Fee: Entry fee for one or two pieces is $40 (US funds) for non-members and $30 (using a discount code) for Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members. Fee is nonrefundable. You must register online. You can securely pay online using PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account. Instructions for paying by check will be provided online.

Eligibility: The PWS Aqueous Open 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. No canvas or panels. 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. Artist's original work only. No copies or likenesses of another artist's work including published source or reference not attributable to the artist. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously shown in a PWS exhibit.

All paintings must be sturdily framed under glass or Plexiglas® plastic glazing for hand delivery, shipped work must be Plexiglas ONLY. Awards: Awards are selected from received work.

The Best of Show award is $1,200, with over $5,000 in total cash and prize awards. Awards announced at the Reception on October 4.

Sales: All work must be for sale. The Artist will receive 60% of sale.

Painting must be priced at current market value. Paintings must hang until close of show. Buyers may pick up work Nov. 2, 2-7PM

See full prospectus here, or visit their website here

Jamie Earnest