39th International Exhibition

The San Diego Watercolor Society was established in 1965 and is one of the largest and most active in the United States. Its International Exhibition is widely recognized for its high standard of excellence in watermedia art.

For over three decades, the International Exhibition has been one of the highlights of the year for SDWS. This annual event attracts entries from hundreds of watermedia artists worldwide. Accepted participating artists are eligible for large cash and merchandise awards.

A gala awards reception for members, artists and the public is held at the SDWS gallery just prior to the free public opening, and thousands of visitors view the exhibit during the month of October.

2019 will be the 39th SDWS International Exhibition. Jeannie McGuire is the Juror for this year's International Exhibition.

2019 Prospectus

2019 Accepted Artists

2019 Accepted Artists Information Page Download Forms and Pay Fees

Important Dates

February 8, 2019 


May 6, 2019 


June 3, 2019 

 Acceptance notifications (emails to all artists and results posted on our website)

July 8-12, 2019 

 Shipped art deadline

July 24-28, 2019 

 Hand delivered art deadline

September 28, 2019 

 Artists’ Gala and Awards Ceremony

September 29, 2019 

 Artists’ Breakfast / EXHIBITION OPENS

October 4, 2019 

 First Friday Public Reception

October 30, 2019