Shows and Exhibitions

The Jacksonville Watercolor Society hosts two "members only" shows each year. The Fall and Spring Shows are juried and judged by a nationally recognized watercolor artist. These annual exhibitions are high points for the Jacksonville area communities as well as for JWS members. Non-juried shows may also be available for members to display their work. Below are descriptions of the sections on this page and additional information regarding Show Standards and delivery of paintings to gallery to be hung.  There is also a link to the the student show page.

Scheduled Shows Section:  This section below includes the times and places of upcoming shows for online take-in, delivery of paintings, exhibition, take-down, and awards announcement.

Show Standards:
All juried entries must comply with show standards and guidelines.  Full entry requirements are in the Show Standards and Guidelines.  Each entrant must certify that they have read and complied with the show standards and guidelines.  Please note any changes for specific shows in the Scheduled Shows section.

A Special Show Flyer with details about key entry requirements in creative language and images has been updated for 2023.

Online Entry Section The process and forms for submitting a painting and paying the entry fee are described in the Online Entry section below. All online entries and fees must be completed by midnight on the last day of the online take-in period.

Until further notice all show entries (entry form and payment) will be done online.  Photo of painting is still required to be uploaded, but it will not be used for jurying and judging. We need a good image of the painting for the online gallery.  We are planning for future shows to be juried and judged in person.  

By entering a painting online, the artist is committing to have the painting ready, framed and matted in accordance with Show Standards and Guidelines, and delivered to the gallery venue on the designated date. 

Membership dues must have been paid by the deadline to enter the show. Eligible members may enter up to 2 paintings at $15 each. When pricing your artwork, please consider the commission requirements, if any, for the show venue. 

Jurying will determine whether a painting is accepted in show and judging will select the award winners from the framed paintings submitted.

Take-In/Deliver paintings to gallery:  All paintings accepted in the show must meet the show standards and guidelines for framing and matting before they can be exhibited in the show.  Important: Before delivering the painting, download the paper entry form and complete for physical take-in/receiving or attach copy of online entry form with artist's contact information and information about the painting. Attach the paper entry form to the back of the painting. Deliver framed and matted painting(s) to the gallery for hanging at the designated times.  

Gallery of Juried Shows Section: The section below at the end has links to current and past shows and their programs, award winners and all paintings exhibited, when available.


Student Shows:  JWS is also sponsoring student shows with local schools.  Details are available on a separate page.  Click on the link to enter paintings, see scheduled show details, and gallery of student entries. 

Scheduled Non-Juried Shows

Members Show in Reddi-Arts
July 1-29, 2024

JWS Members are invited to participate in an exhibition at Reddi-Arts Gallery, 1731 Main Street, Jacksonville from July 1 through 29. All are invited to join us at a Reception on Sunday, July 7 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. , refreshments will be served and discounts from Reddi-Arts will be available during the reception. Bring a friend to view fellow artists' work in the gallery.

This is a non-juried show. No awards will be given. Paintings entered are not disqualified from entry in the Fall show. Remember that Reddi-Arts charges a 30% commission on any sales so you will want to price your work accordingly.

Since this is a non-juried show, we will be a little more lenient regarding frames. Framing standards are relaxed, allowing framing of any material and any color and should be in good condition. The work must be watercolor and if framed behind “glass” it must be plexiglass. Please have a wire hanger attached to provide for hanging but not fixed metal hangers. The framed work must not be larger than 28” in either direction. Mats, if used, should be clean and fit the painting and frame with no gaps. We will disregard the minimum frame size for this show. 

Submissions will be done on-line through our website from June 22 through 29.
Important Note: We will be charging a $15.00 entry fee per artist. This is a change from our past non-juried shows and is in line with typical show fees. This is a per artist fee and not per painting so you may enter two paintings and still only pay a one time fee for this show.

To include your painting in this Members Show, use the two step process - click on link to complete Members-only Show submission form. Then go to the PayPal section, and pay using the Member Show Fee button on the right.

Take-in and hanging will be on Monday July 1 starting when the store opens at 11:00a.m. please bring your work in as early as possible so that we can get the show hung quickly.

Take down, Monday July 29 starting at 11:00 a.m. Again, be as early as possible. If you are not able to be there for take -in or take-down please arrange to have someone deliver or pick up your work.   
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Barbara Holt at [email protected].

Scheduled Juried Shows

2024 Fall Show 
The Fall Show will be exhibited from October 18, 2024 through December 2, 2024 at Christ Episcopal Church in both Westbury Parish Hall and Formation & Arts buildings located at 400 San Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach during their normal operating hours. Make sure to see the special exhibit by Pablo Rivera, Artist of the Year for 2023 in Westbury Parish Hall, running concurrent with the Fall Show. Also the award winners of the 2024 Student Show will be on exhibit.

Opening reception and awards will be on Saturday, October 26 at Christ Episcopal Church, Westbury Parish Hall from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Artist of the Year for 2024 will also be announced during the reception.

Online entries will be accepted from Saturday, October 12 through midnight Wednesday, October 16, 2024. Please see online entry instructions.

Jurying and judging by Robin Makowski will be completed by October 22. Membership dues must have been paid and recorded on the JWS membership roster before online take-in to enter the show—October 10 deadline to allow time for processing. Eligible members may enter up to 2 paintings at $15 each. When pricing your artwork, all sales for this show will be handled directly by the artist, so there is no commission to consider.  

All entries must comply with show standards and guidelines. Full entry requirements are in the Show Standards and Guidelines (see link above). Each entrant must certify that they have read and complied with the show standards and guidelines.

Delivery/Take-in of framed and matted paintings will be on Friday, October 18, 2024 from 10 am to 12 pm at Christ Episcopal Church. Show will be hung that afternoon from 12 to 2 pm.

Take-down/pick-up at Christ Episcopal Church on Monday, December 2 from 10 am to 12 pm. Please make arrangements to drop off and pick up your painting if you are not able to be there during designated times. 

2025 Spring Show (details to be determined)
The Spring Show will be on exhibit from February 7 through February xx, 2025 at St.  Augustine Art Association (SAAA), South Gallery, 22 Marine St., St Augustine, 32084. Open Tues-Sun 12 to 4 pm.

This venue is available through the generous donation of long time JWS member, Virginia Meadows.  JWS Awards will be announced at a reception/awards ceremony during the First Friday Art Walk on February 7 at 7 pm.  For more information about the First Friday Art Walk, parking, free shuttle, see Art Galleries of St Augustine (AGoSA) brochure.

Note: SAAA charges a commission for artwork sold through SAAA - 30% for STAAA members and 50% for non-members. STAAA membership is $60 annually.  Price your artwork accordingly.  There is a size limitation for this show - no longer than 28" on the longest side of the frame and no less than 12" on the shortest side. 

Online entries will be accepted from January xx, 2025 through midnight January xx, 2025. Please see online entry instructions.  If you would like help with entering online, please contact Tuni Weiss at 904-540-4040 or Barbara Holt at 904-874-4916.

Delivery/Take-in of framed and matted paintings to "remote" drop-off locations  must be completed by January xx, 2024, where artwork will be inspected and delivered on January xx from 11:00 am to 1 pm at St Augustine Art Association. Use of remote drop-off locations is encouraged due to the limited time frame on January xxth.  Please call contact at remote drop-off locations to make arrangements for time and location before dropping off on January xx from 10am to 12 pm.
--Barbara Holt - Westminster Woods at Julington Creek 
--Fran Grandy - Jax Beaches area
--Barbara Holt - Jax Beaches area
--Dee Roberts - Orange Park area
--Geri Groenert - Saint Augustine area.   

The paintings will be hung by Friday afternoon for the First Friday Art Walk .  Jurying and judging by TBD on TBD right after take-in closes at 1 pm.  

Take-down/pick-up at St Augustine Art Association on Sunday, February xx from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your paintings during this time.

REMINDER: Dues must be paid by Friday, January xx in order to be eligible to enter the show. 

Online Show Entry

Submit Entry Form & Pay Entry Fee in Two Step Process

 “Prepare” the image of your painting by taking a good quality photo, cropping to what you would see when matted, and name it before submitting: LastnameFirstinitial - title of painting.jpg. Example: GrandyF - Cute Dogs.jpg.  Important: Please take photo before you frame your painting.  For a helpful guide to photographing your painting and entering online, click here. 

Step 1 - Online Entry Form & Image Upload
Click here for online entry form. Please complete the online show entry form for each painting submitted and upload the “prepared” digital image of your painting on the form.

This will send the entry form information and image to our shows email address and you will receive a confirmation that your entry was received for online take-in.

Repeat for each painting entered and then go to step 2 for online payment.

Step 2 - Online Payment

Online entry fee must be paid to complete processing of your entry in the show. Please pay entry fees online, by selecting 1 entry or 2 entries from the buttons below, then press the “Pay Now” button and complete your payment.  

Please review the shopping cart to ensure your selection is recorded correctly - with "1" in the quantity.

You may pay with your own PayPal account or by credit card and fill out the requested information as a PayPal guest.

A small convenience fee of $2.00 is added for online payments to offset charges to JWS for PayPal's payment processing services.

You will receive confirmation that your entry is being processed.  

Step 2 - Pay entry fee(s).  Select the button for the number of show entries submitted for juried shows or the fee per artist for non-juried shows. 

One Show Entry

17.00

Two Show Entries

32.00

Member Show Fee per Artist

17.00

Gallery of Juried Shows

JWS has two juried shows per year in the Spring and Fall.  Some years, JWS has a non-juried Summer Show for members. Click on the show below to see past shows.  The Gold Award/1st Place painting is featured for each show.  "Program" link is the pdf document with information about the show.  "Paintings" is the link to a Google Photos Album for paintings in the exhibit, the show card (if available), the award winners and other images for that show. Paintings will appear full size when navigating through the gallery with arrow button. (i) will show name of artist and title of painting and number assigned (in program).  The archives are a "work in process" as earlier years are scanned and added to the gallery. 

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