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

 

FIRST LOOK/ARTIST GALA & AWARDS CEREMONY (INVITE ONLY): September 30, 2023

ARTIST BREAKFAST (INVITE ONLY): October 1, 2023

EXHIBITION OPENS: October 1, 2023

EXHIBITION CLOSES: October 31, 2023

LOCAL HAND-DELIVERED ARTWORK PICKUP: October 31, 2023

 

 

Prospectus

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 ishowinformation@sdws.org 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

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43rd International Exhibition Juror: Stephen Zhang

Born in China, Stephen Zhang graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts and later received his MFA degree from University of North Texas where he is currently an assistant professor. He has received numerous national and international awards and has been featured in publications such as American Art Collector, International Artist and Watercolor Artist.

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

2014 34th International Exhibition