San Diego Watercolor Society 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 water based media art.

For over three decades, the International Exhibition has been the highlight of the year for SDWS. This annual event attracts entries from hundreds of water based media artists worldwide. Accepted artists are eligible for large cash and merchandise awards. Thousands of visitors view the exhibition during the month of October. 

Important Dates

ONLINE ENTRIES OPEN: February 4, 2022

ENTRY DEADLINE: May 8, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT


EXHIBITION OPENS: October 2, 2022

EXHIBITION CLOSES: October 31, 2022



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 with any questions. 

Click HERE for the 2022 42nd International Exhibition Prospectus

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After reading the prospectus and entry requirements, follow the instructions below. 

  1. Login at
  2. You will enter on your Member Home Account Page. This link is located in the top right corner of your page as "YOUR NAME's ACCOUNT" or at the bottom of the drop down MENU if viewing from a smaller screen.
  3. At the bottom of this page, you will see shows available for entry.
  4. Select the exhibition you would like to enter.
  5. The online entry page will open.
  6. Enter artwork information and click Enter for each piece you wish to enter.
  7. When you have all your paintings entered, click the PayNow button to pay your fee. DO NOT PAY UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE ENTERED ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES. You cannot add an additional painting after you have paid.
  8. You will be taken to the PayPal site where you will have the option to pay with your PayPal account or a debit/credit card.
    1. If you have a PayPal account: Click the blue Log In button
    2. If you do NOT have a PayPal account: Click gray Pay with Debit or Credit Card button




42nd International Exhibition Juror: Linda Daly Baker, AWS-DF, NWS

Linda Daly Baker

Linda Daly Baker is a signature member of AWS and TWSA, as well as several other organizations.  Her work has been published in many periodicals including L’Aquarelle and Watercolor magazines.  Linda is included in several of the Splash books and was recently featured in the Masters of Watercolor (published in Russia) and has two instructional videos through Creative Catalyst Productions.  Her many awards include those received from AWS, NWS and Watercolor West. Her work has recently been collected by a museum in China.  Linda is a sought-after juror and workshop instructor and has traveled both to Turkey and China during this past year.

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Past Exhibitions - Online Galleries


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

2014 34th International Exhibition