How to Enter SDWS Member Shows

Members of the San Diego Watercolor Society are entitled to enter up to two regular size and two mini-size paintings in each of our monthly juried Membership Shows. Mini paintings are defined as measuring no more than 25" total when the frame height and width are totaled. The measurements are taken along the outside edges of the frame. For example, a painting with a frame measuring 12"x12" would be a mini, one with a frame 12"x14" would be a regular.   See more details please refer to our Member Show Exhibition Guidelines by clicking here.

The fee for entering is $20 per show (fee for entering 1 to 4 paintings), or $120 per year (November through September). A 20% commission to SDWS will be taken on any painting sold. There is no Membership Show in October, because the International Exhibition is on display that month

Save time and help our volunteers by entering on line prior to bringing your painting(s) in to the Gallery on Member Show Entry Day:

The ability to enter a Member’s Show on line prior to bringing your painting(s) to the Gallery will open up on the SDWS Website Member’s Home Page two weeks before entry day.  FIRST YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN, then go to the "Member Home" tab under Membership and click on Member Show Entry on the lower right side of the page.  An entry page will open which includes the ability to upload images of your artwork. You do not have to upload your image(s) to enter the show.  Just enter your painting information and click "Enter" for each piece that you wish to enter without an image.  

If you upload images with your entry and your painting is accepted into the show, the image you uploaded will be used as part of the slideshow on our SDWS home page during the show dates and will be available in that show's online gallery during and after the show dates as well.  Award winning paintings are also included in the Gallery Welcome Presentation during the days when the gallery is open. If your painting is accepted and you have chosen not to upload that painting's image, your painting will only be on display at the SDWS Gallery and will NOT be included the Home Page slideshow or within the online gallery for that show. To learn more information about how to enter with digital images, please check out our Digital Image Tutorial.

When you have completed your online entry, print the forms and bring them with your paintings to the Gallery on Member Show Entry Day.  


Bring in your paintings and fill out entry forms at the Gallery on Member Show Entry Day.  

For the next entry day, please check the calendar on this website.  Entry days are usually the Saturday before the next First Friday reception.

Remember, you must bring your painting(s) to the gallery on Member Show Entry Day to complete the entry process whether you entered on line or not!