Student Shows and Exhibitions

The Jacksonville Watercolor Society is hosting its first online watercolor show for young artists. This is a juried show open to students in 1st through 5th grade. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be presented. 

Entries will be submitted online by the teacher or adult sponsor through the Jacksonville Watercolor Society website in March. The website is where paintings chosen for the final online show will be displayed in May of 2023. 

There is no entry fee. One entry per student.

Work must be completed by the student in watercolor or a water-based medium.  

The painting size should be no larger than 15” X 11”. (The size of a quarter sheet of standard watercolor paper.)

The process and forms for submitting a painting are described in the Online Entry section below. All online entries must be completed by midnight on the last day of the online take-in period. A photo image of painting is required to be uploaded, and will be used for jurying and judging. We need a good image of the painting for the online gallery.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners’ artwork will be provided to JWS for framing and display along with artwork of the members of the Jacksonville Watercolor Society at our Fall Watercolor Show at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra. These paintings will be returned after that show.

Show Schedule

2023 Fall Show (details tentative)
The Fall Show will be on exhibit from October .. 2023 through November ..  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.

See the special exhibit by Geri Groenert, Artist of the Year for 2022 in Westbury Parish Hall, running concurrent with the Fall Show.  This exhibition will also feature the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the first student online watercolor show.

Online Entries for the Student Show will be accepted through midnight March 31, 2023.

Review of entries and selection of award winners  will be completed by April 30, 2023.

Award winners will be contacted so that their paintings can be provided in May to be matted and framed by the Jacksonville Watercolor Society for exhibiting in the Fall Show. 

Online Entry

Submit Entry Form

 “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. 

Online Entry Form & Image Upload
Click here for online student 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

Gallery of Student Paintings

 "Program" link is the pdf document with information about the show.  Paintings image is the link to a Google Photos Album for all paintings in the exhibit, 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).   

2023 First

Artist name
Painting name

2023 Second

Artist name

2023 Third

Artis name
Painting name