2017 International Exhibition

We are thrilled to announce the Accepted Artists for the 2017 37th International Exhibition!

2017 Accepted Artists

Instructions for Accepted Artists


2016 Best In Show IShow 2016 Second Place Winner
 2016 Third Place Winner

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.

Many people contribute to make this exhibition happen, and we would particularly like to thank the Federation of Canadian Aritsts and the European Confederation of Watercolor Societies who helped us promote our call for entry on their websites and social media.  We profoundly appreciate their support.

2017 will be the 37th SDWS International Exhibition. Katherine Chang Liu is the Juror for this year's International Exhibition.

To view, download or print the prospectus please click: SDWS 2017 International Exhibition Prospectus



2016 36th International Exhibtion Sponsors

SDWS would like to express its gratitude to the following sponsors for their support of the 36th International Exhibition.  Their generous support is crucial to the success of our show.

TG Logo SWA Logo

Mijello Logo

MGraham Logo

Holbein Logo

Jack Richeson & Co. Inc Logo

Princeton Brush Logo

Blick Logo  Da Vinci Logo 
 AMW Global Logo Bartlett Framing Logo   Dr. Ph. Martin Logo
 Logan Graphics Logo Golden Logo  AC Supply Logo 
Watercolors West Logo art.com logs   


If you have further questions, please contact our International Exhibition Director at ishowinformation@sdws.org to get more information and to volunteer.