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. For more information, please refer to our Member Show Exhibition Guidelines.

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.


Enter Online

Save time and help our volunteers by entering online prior to bringing your painting(s) in to the SDWS Gallery on Member Show Entry Day. SDWS Member Shows will open for online entry two weeks before entry day.

  1. Login at sdws.org
  2. The Member Home page will open or can be found at Membership > Member Home
  3. In the lower right side of the screen, you will see shows available for entry
  4. Please use the "Please click here to enter" link.
  5. An entry page will open which will request the following information:
    • Painting Title
    • Upload Image of your Artwork* (Not required for entry)
    • Artwork Size (Coming Soon!)
    • Framed Size (Coming Soon!)
    • Price
  6. Enter artwork information and click "Enter" for each piece you wish to enter.
  7. When you have completed your online entry, print the forms and bring them with your painting(s) to the SDWS Gallery on the Member Show Entry Day.

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!

* Please note: 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 will be available in that show's online gallery during and after the show. 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 online gallery for that show. 


Enter in Person

Follow the below steps to enter a SDWS Member Show in Person:

  1. Go to the SDWS Gallery on Member Show Entry Day.
  2. Bring in your painting(s) and fill out entry forms at the SDWS Gallery 

SDWS Member Show Entry Day

Entry days are usually the last Saturday before the next First Friday Reception. See calendar or member show schedule for details.