Society of Watercolor Artists
2021 Juried International Exhibition
Juror: Andy Evansen AWS, PAPA, RRWS, TWSA
The single most important lesson I've learned about painting is that we don't paint things - we paint how light affects things. So many of my students struggle painting cars, or figures, or buildings. I tell them it's just a light side and a shadow side, nothing more. Get those shapes right, and the viewer will see a car, or person, or barn without my stressing with details. The painting itself, on a larger scale, is simply a pattern of light and dark on a 2-D surface that we use to create the illusion of a 3-D world. Value is more important than color in that regard, and I do value studies quite often before the painting just to reinforce the simple composition and get me in the right frame of mind.
2021 EXHIBITION CALENDAR
March 27 - ENTRY DEADLINE
April 16 - Notification of Acceptance (via e-mail)
April 17 - Paintings to be posted online
April 19 - Juror Demo
April 20-22 - Juror Workshop
May 2 - Announcement of Juror's Awards
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April 18 - May 30, 2021
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$5,000 IN CASH & Merchandise Awards
to be determined by the juror after viewing all accepted works.
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