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Valley Watercolor Society
Valley Watercolor Society 2022 Members Annual Juried Exhibit Show

Valley Watercolor Society 2022

Annual Juried Exhibit



The Valley Watercolor Society will hold its 2022 Annual Juried Exhibit beginning March 2, 2022. This will be an in-person exhibition at Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, at 2331 Borchard Rd., Suite A, Newbury Park, CA 91320 and is for active members only.

The Juror is Brenda Swenson, the artist author of two books, “Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook” (Finalist, Award of Excellence) and “Steps to Success in Watercolor”. She has achieved signature status in WW, NWWS, SDWS and CWA. An active participant in the arts community she has served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. She has been the juror of many shows from west coast to the east coast. For more, visit


Top Honors:                     First Place $300.00

Second Place $250.00

Third Place $200.00

Special Honors:             Gift certificates or merchandise.

Honorable Mention:      Gift certificates or merchandise.

Should the juror select more than one painting from an artist for awards, only the first painting will receive an award and the remaining painting(s) will receive Certificates of Recognition.


Important Dates:

Entries open:                                               December 1, 2021

Entries deadline:                                         February 1, 2022

Acceptance notification begins:               February 10, 2022

Accepted Paintings Take-in:                     March 1, 2022

Award Judging:                                            March 2, 2022

Exhibition dates:                                         March 3, 2022 – March 27, 2022

Reception and Awards Presentation:     Sunday, March 6, 2022 (3PM-6PM)


Entry and Fees:

Entries will be processed by There will be a charge of $30 for one painting and an additional $5 for each additional painting up to 3 artworks. Help in entering your work can be found at Go to the home page and click Image Help for a simple and excellent guide to entering your work and Image Help, a detailed guide to preparing your images. For questions, contact Fatemeh Kian, Exhibit Chair, at



This show is open to current active members of the Valley Watercolor Society.

1. Entries must be done in water media (at least 80% opaque or transparent watercolor). Ink is acceptable as well.

2. Entries must have been completed within the past two years.

3. Collage is acceptable only if incorporated into a larger work and treated with water media.

4. All work must be original work by the artist. No digital artwork, work produced under instruction (in class or workshops), work derived from another’s intellectual property or from copyrighted references will be accepted. Source material must be original and not derived from any published material. No repainted giclee or other reproductions can be entered. Work that is considered plagiarism will be removed from the exhibit and the artist may be barred from future Valley Watercolor Society exhibits.

5. No painting previously exhibited in a Valley Watercolor Society juried exhibit may be submitted.

6. Online entries may not be digitally enhanced.

7. The maximum size for a painting (framed) must be under 40 inches in width.

8. Matting for artworks must white or neutral.

9. Frames for artwork must be black, white or neutral and plain with no ornate carving.



1. Submitted images must not include matting or frame.

2. No price may be changed once the painting is accepted into the show. Works not for sale should be designated NFS.

3. Artists in the Exhibit agree to perform at least 4 hours of gallery sitting duty.

There will be no deviation from the guidelines stated above unless authorized by the President or Exhibit Chair. All artists must adhere to the eligibility rules and requirements or their work will not be accepted for the exhibit. By entering the exhibit artists acknowledge having read and agreed to abide by the rules stated herein.



There is no commission taken by the gallery; 100% of the sale goes to the artist.

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