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How to Enter Member Shows (Regular, not Virtual Only)

Follow instructions below to enter Regular (NOT virtual only) 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. Log in
  2. Select the exhibition you wish to enter on the Member Home page.
  3. Enter the following information:
    • Painting Title
    • Upload Image of your Artwork* (Not required for monthly member show entry)
    • Artwork Size
    • Framed Size 
    • Medium
    • Price
  4. Click Enter for each piece you wish to enter.
  5. Complete your entry or entries.
  6. Pay your $20 fee (unless you have previously paid the $120 Annual Member Show Fee).
  7. Print the forms and bring them with your painting(s) and payment to the SDWS Gallery on the Member Show Entry Day from 10am-4pm. See schedule for details.

The entry fee is either $20 for all paintings entered into a single show (up to 2 per category) OR an annual show fee of $120 can be prepaid. Annual show fee applies to all member shows in that membership year. The SDWS Membership year is from October 1 - September 30.

 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.