Upcoming Exhibition

"Brush Strokes"
at Quiet Waters Park, Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation

600 Quiet Waters Park Road Annapolis, MD 21403

Exhibition dates:  May 24 - July 9, 2017
Last Day for Entries: May 12 (no exceptions!)
Drop-off: Tuesday, May 23, 9 - 9:30 am
Reception:  Sunday, June 4, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Pick-up:  Monday, July 10, 9 - 11 am
Commission: 25%
Entry fee:  $20 for first painting, $5 for each additional

This is  our annual juried show.  Quiet Waters offers two galleries in the Visitor Center, and our exhibition will hang in both galleries. The Gallery hours are 9 – 4 on weekdays and 10 – 4 on weekends (Park is closed on Tuesdays). Quiet Waters Park charges a daily vehicle entry fee of $6.00 per car except for the Opening Reception and for drop-off and pick-up of paintings. Quiet Waters Park handles all sales; the 25% commission goes to The Friends of Quiet Waters Park.  According to their website, "This fund-raising program has been extremely successful for both the exhibiting artists and the Friends, and in the more than twenty year period since its inception, has generated thousands of dollars for use in the park."

Instructions for Entries:

Paintings should be dropped off between 8:30 am and 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 23.  The park is closed on Tuesdays, so enter through the exit lane; follow signs to the visitor's center.

Be sure that all submissions are properly matted and wired for hanging.  No sawtooth hangers are allowed.   Mats should be white or cream.  Archival Giclees will be allowed if packaged appropriately. 

AWC Show Honor and Waiver Statement:  Click here for a printable copy; please print out, sign, and bring with you when you drop off your paintings.  This will expedite the intake process.

This is a Juried Show.  Please refer to sections 1, 2, 3 & 5 of the AWC Show Standards 

Annapolis Watercolor Club Show Standards

Unless the show is specified as “open”, only AWC members in good standing are eligible to submit entries to an AWC sponsored show.

2. General Requirements
a. Artwork Dimensions: maximum frame size in any direction is 48”
b. Frame: Frames must be well selected, well cut and of professional quality, with wire for hanging, (no sawtooth hooks) with glass or Plexiglas. Artwork 24” x 30” or larger must have Plexiglas or acrylic for safety.
c. Identification: Artwork must be identified with Artist’s name, title of painting, Artist’s contact information (Phone number) and price. If not for sale, include NFS or Price upon Request. This information should be placed on the rear lower left of the back of the artwork.

3. Juried and Award Shows
a. General Requirements
b. Accepted Artwork: All artwork must be totally original, created by the artist.
c. Not Accepted: Prints, copies or likeness of another artist’s work, i.e.: painting, drawing, photo. Artwork created in workshops and classes, paintings shown in previous AWC Juried/Award Shows, artwork painted more than three years previous to the date of show.
d. Media: watercolor, acrylic (painted in thin watercolor manner) and gouache.
e. Mats: must be well selected, white or off-white, well cut and clean. A colored inner mat is permitted if doubled matted.
f. Support: artwork must be on paper

5. Waiver and Honor Statement
Artists must agree to and sign the Waiver and Honors Statement (click here for printable copy)

Future Exhibitions

Linthicum Walks
October 7 and 8, 2017

Ginger Cove:
December 9th, 2017  - Jan. 19, 2018


Recent Exhibitions

BMW of Annapolis
Old Mill Bottom Road
Annapolis, MD

Exhibition Dates: March 1 - 30, 2017

Check out some photos of the opening reception here!

Ginger Cove
4000 River Crescent Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

Exhibition dates: November 12, 2016 – January 6, 2017

Congratulations to members who sold artwork:
      Joe Bodnar: “Mildred’s Magnolias”
      Gail Cheney: “Love the Sun”
      Rita Grau: “Beautiful Peony” and “Narcissus”
      Kathy Gardiner ” Stargazer”

Next Show at Ginger Cove:  December 9th, 2017  - Jan. 19, 2018here