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Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open 2019

Deadline: July 1, 2019


Pittsburgh Watercolor Society
Aqueos Open 2019
Call for Artists

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society celebrates its 74th anniversary with the Aqueous Open 2019 at Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206, October 4-November 2, 2019.

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Aqueous Open is the annual international PWS exhibit open to all participants, member or not. Two pieces may be submitted. 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. 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. Mediums include: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempura. No pastels, class work, digital images, any form of print or reproductions, 10% collage only. 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.

Juror/Workshop Instructor: Frank Eber, AWS, NWS, TWSA: Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994 and 95. In the ’80s and ’90s,Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission. He strives to create timeless art in both oil and watermedia and works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World Masters. His love of travel has given him prime opportunities to paint. He lived for three years in the south of France, and has painted on location in many countries around the world. He is also an accomplished portrait painter.Frank is an award-winning watercolor artist and Signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS) and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA). He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at thenational and international level.

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 non-refundable. 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.

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Pittsburgh Watercolor Society

514 Center Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15239

(724) 483-7258