Thank you for considering entering the The San Diego Watercolor Society’s 43rd International Exhibition. SDWS 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 water based media art.
For over four decades, the International Exhibition has been an annual highlight for SDWS. The event attracts entries from hundreds of water based media artists worldwide. The Exhibition features over $20,000 dollars in cash and awards with a $5000 first place cash prize. The International Show is the best selling shows of the year.
ENTRIES OPEN: February 03, 2023
ENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 7TH, 2023 11:59PM PT
FIRST LOOK/ARTIST GALA & AWARDS CEREMONY (INVITE ONLY): September 30, 2023
ARTIST BREAKFAST (INVITE ONLY): October 1, 2023
EXHIBITION OPEN: October 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023
It is crucial to read the entire Prospectus prior to entering. All eligibility requirements including the allowed media, substrates, dates, and other important information are described in the Prospectus. San Diego Watercolor Society Members should take note that these requirements are different from a monthly member show. Please email the International Exhibition Team at email@example.com with any questions.
Click HERE for the 2023 43rd International Exhibition Prospectus
Click HERE for the 2023 List of Accepted Artists
Click HERE for forms & instructions (Accepted Artists Only) PAY FEES & DOWNLOAD FORMS
43rd International Exhibition Juror: Stephen Zhang
His experience as a juror includes the National Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition, the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, the Visual Arts Society of Texas, and others. Zhang is known for his unique approaches to watercolor, incorporating the artistic traditions of the East and West.
Past Exhibitions - Online Galleries
2022 42nd International Exhibition
2021 41st International Exhibition
2020 40th International Exhibition
2019 39th International Exhibition
2018 38th International Exhibition
2017 37th International Exhibition
2016 36th International Exhibition
2015 35th International Exhibition
Financial support is provided
by the City of San Diego.
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