Competitions & Contests

NMWS Members Only Juried Fall 2024 Exhibition

Entry Dates 2024-08-09T18:00:00+00:00 - 2024-06-24T06:00:00+00:00 17 Days Left


NMWS Members Only Exhibit -- Call for Entries
Hosted by New Mexico Watercolor Society-Southern Chapter October 11 - November 18, 2024
Juror: Lian Quan Zhen
Judge: Kathleen Key

New Mexico Watercolor Society-Southern Chapter invites all NMWS Members to submit artwork for selection to the 2024 Fall Exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is “Five Thousand Years of Agriculture in New Mexico". Somewhere around 5,000 years ago, indigenous people of the North American Southwest began to cultivate maize, an early version of what we know as corn today. Early maize was not much like the corn we know, but its cultivation enabled people who were essentially hunter-gatherers to remain in one area, allowing for the beginnings of what would later become the cultures of Ancestral Puebloans, Mogollon and Hohokam. Many changes in people, crops and practices have occurred in the last 5,000 years, but agriculture remains integral to culture and economy of the North American Southwest. Artists of the New Mexico Watercolor Society will draw on changes in Prehistoric, Historic and Contemporary agricultural practices and imagery to illustrate a beautiful timeline, supporting the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum’s mission to promote the arts while educating Museum visitors about aesthetics and diversity in the artwork of historic and contemporary New Mexico.

Online registration for the Exhibition starts 6 AM Monday, June 24, 2024
Deadline for entries is 6 PM Friday, August 9, 2024
All entries must comply with the terms and conditions of the prospectus.  Please read the entire prospectus carefully before you apply.  See Prospectus Tab at top.  For information on how to photograph or scan your paintings and more, download our one page of instructions: Taking Photos and entering Art Call exhibitions 

Key details:

Must be a current member of NMWS. To become a member click Join NMWSOnline entry only, June 24 - August 9, 2024
$30 for one entry, $45 for two entries--all entries must be for sale (30% of sales price gallery commission will be made to and collected by New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum) Minimum IMAGE size (without mat or frame) is 80 square inches (width X height) which is equivalent, but not limited to, 8 X 10 inches OR 10 X 8 inches. .
Maximum image size (without mat or frame) is 480 Square inches (width x height) which is equivalent to, but not limited to 20 X 24 OR 24 x 20 inches.Both traditional and non-traditional presentation are allowed as detailed in the prospectus Traditional framing (with a mat, under plexiglas glazing, in a frame) REQUIRES a mat between 1.75” and 3.5”, white or off white (with colored liner if desired – refer to prospectus) NO GLASS is allowed.Alternative presentation: This category is applicable for paintings presented without Plexiglas and instead sealed with varnish (including the mat if used). Note: mats are not required. Refer to prospectus for complete information on various alternative presentation styles.
Entries must be original and entirely the work of the artist and completed within the last 2 years. Any copying of others' work is not allowed. If copying is discovered, the entry will be declined or removed from competition.
You may NOT enter works that have been previously accepted or shown in National Shows, Western Federation, Masterworks of New Mexico, or in NMWS Fall or Spring shows. 
Watermedia must be the dominant medium used; no mechanical means or reproduction is allowed in creation of submitted paintings
Digital images: jpg only, less than 4mb, max of 4800px on longest side.  File naming will be handled by the ArtCall website software
In order to enter, you must first create an ArtCall Account.  Instructions for Registration are contained in a video entitled "User Entry Process Tutorial" at the bottom of this page.  Please View the Video Before Entering!


Best of Show
First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Honorable Mention (2)
Flo Dougherty Memorial Award


             Register and Apply to NMWS SC 2024 Fall Exhibition

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