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.
*Scheduled Shows: 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 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 2021.
*Online Entry: 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: The section below at the end has links to current and past shows and their programs, award winners and all paintings exhibited, when available.
2022 Fall Show
The Fall Show will be on exhibit from October 22, 2022 through November 28 at Christ Episcopal Church building located on San Juan Drive (turn East at Solano Road light— directions) in Ponte Vedra.
Online entries will be accepted from Sunday, October 16 through midnight Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Please see online entry instructions. Jurying and judging by Pam Wenger completed by October 25.If you would like help with entering online, please contact Tuni Weiss at 904-540-4040 or Barbara Holt at 904-874-4916 or Fran Grandy at 904-247-7988.
Delivery/Take-in of framed and matted paintings will be on October 21, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm at Christ Episcopal Church. Show will be hung on Friday afternoon.
JWS Awards may be announced at the October 25 general meeting, Mandarin Garden Club 6 pm or an opening ceremony at (location TBD).
Take-down/pick-up at Christ Episcopal Church on Monday, November 28 from 10 am to 1 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your painting.
2023 Spring Show
The Spring Show will be on exhibit from February 3, 2023 through February 26, 2023 at St. Augustine Art Association. Please note the change in the schedule due to the availability of the room. This venue is available through the generous donation of a JWS member.
Online entries will be accepted from Sunday, January 29, 2023 through midnight Wednesday, February 1, 2023. 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 or Fran Grandy at 904-247-7988.
Delivery/Take-in of framed and matted paintings will be on Thursday February 2, 2023 from 10 am to 1 pm at St Augustine Art Association. Show will be hung by Friday afternoon for the First Friday Art Walk . Jurying and judging by (TBD) on Tuesday, February 7. JWS Awards will be announced an awards ceremony (TBD).
Take-down/pick-up at St Augustine Art Association on Monday, February 27 from 10 am to 1 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your painting.
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 submitted.
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.
Gallery of Juried Shows
JWS has two juried shows per year in the Spring (March-April) and Fall (October-November). 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.