How to Enter Member Shows

Follow instructions below to enter Monthly Member Shows and carefully review the Entry Requirements. Other shows such as the International Exhibition, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, and other special shows may have different instructions. Please see the detailed information for each special show for further information.

Step 1 of 3: Begin Entry Online (recommended)

Save time and help our volunteers by entering your artwork information and paying your fee (if applicable) online prior to Entry Day. If you upload artwork image(s) with your online entry and your painting is accepted into the show, the image you uploaded will be used as part of the slideshow on the SDWS home page during the show and your paintings will be available for purchase in the Online Gallery Store during the show. Your image will also be included in our archived Member Shows Gallery. 

  1. Visit
  2. Entry page will request the following information:
    • Painting Title
    • Upload Image of your Artwork* (Not required for monthly member show entry)
    • Artwork Size
    • Framed Size 
    • Medium
    • Price
  3. Enter artwork information and click Enter for each piece you wish to enter
  4. Complete your entry or entries and pay your fee (unless you have previously paid the $120 Annual Member Show Fee)
  5. Print the forms and bring them with your painting(s) and payment to the SDWS Gallery on the Member Show Entry Day. See schedule for details. Remember, you must bring your painting(s) to the gallery on Member Show Entry Day to complete the entry process whether you entered online or not!

Step 2 of 3: Entry Day (REQUIRED)

Come to the gallery on Entry Day with your form(s), painting(s) and payment (if you did not pay the $120 annual Entry Fee or pay online). See schedule for details. If you did not begin your entry online, you may print out and complete our entry forms at home. (Printable Entry Form). Blank forms will also be available at the gallery.

Step 3 of 3: Jurying

Monthly Member shows are juried in-person. After jurying is complete, accepted artists will be notified by email.


*Please note: If your painting is accepted and you did not upload an image during the entry process, your painting will only be on display at the SDWS Gallery and will NOT be included on the SDWS slideshow or be available for purchase through our Online Gallery Store for that show. Only artwork that receives a top award (First, Second, Third or Best of Theme) will be photographed if an image was not uploaded during the entry process.