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International Juried Exhibition

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s
44th Annual International Juried Exhibition 

September 23 - November 4, 2023


Soon Y. Warren


E. Jane Stoddard


  • Intake Begins: April 30, 2023
  • Entry Deadline: July 31, 2023
  • Notification to Artists: By email after August 20, 2023
  • Exhibition Dates: September 23 - November 4, 2023


  • 1st Place $1,750
  • 2nd Place $1,250 
  • 3rd Place $1,000 
  • 4th Place $800   
  • PWS President’s Awards $600 
  • PWS Board Members Award $500
Plus, additional cash and merchandise awards. PWS members are awarded Signature Status when accepted into two PWS Juried Exhibitions. Additionally, PWS members are eligible for Sylvan Grouse Guild Membership.


  • PWS Members: $35 for one or two images with Member Code (for coupon code, login first at top of page of, hover over Exhibits tab, click on Member Code-Juried Exhibition)
  • Non-Members: $50 for one or two images
  • NOTE: You may submit one or two images, but no more than one entry per artist may be selected for exhibition.


Open to all artists 18 or older.


  • All work must be original paintings, hand created, entirely the work of the entrant, and free from any copyright infringement.
  • Works must be watermedia paintings on natural or synthetic paper, no canvas.
  • No size limitations because the exhibit is held online, not in a physical gallery.
  • Your source material must be your own design or your own photograph. No class or workshop paintings.
  • Entries must have been completed within the past 3 years (after March 2020) and NOT previously accepted in any PWS Exhibition, including the online PWS Members Show.
  • Frames are not required for PWS online exhibitions.
  • You may list your painting for sale or not for sale (NFS), however you will not list an accepted painting for sale in another exhibition during the scheduled dates of this exhibition (9/23/23-11/4/23).


  • Take the best photo of your painting – cropped to show ONLY the painting without mat or frame.
  • File Type: JPEG or JPG only.
  • File Dimensions: Size your JPEG or JPG to be at least 1200 pixels on the longest side.
    File Size: Max 5 MB.


Artists will be notified by email after August 20, 2023


Listing your artwork for sale is encouraged, however paintings may be listed not for sale (NFS). Paintings for PWS online shows are sold unframed. Consider potential shipping costs when establishing selling price for this show. A commission of 35% will be charged on each sale. All sales will be processed by PWS. Sold paintings will be marked as such on the online show. Artists are responsible for shipping work to the buyer. Payment will not be released until notification of shipment is received by Juried Show Chairperson. 


Submissions to this exhibition, if accepted by the Juror of Selection, shall constitute an agreement on part of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth in this Prospectus, including the following:

  1. Permission is granted to reproduce accepted painting for publicity, education, and catalog.
  2. Non-compliance with prospectus regulations will result in rejection of your entry. Failure to meet any of the conditions may result in ineligibility to enter future exhibitions for a minimum of two (2) years and forfeit any awards.
  3. You may list your painting for sale or not for sale (NFS), however you will not list an accepted painting for sale in another exhibition during the scheduled dates of this exhibition (9/23/23-11/4/23).


Submit artwork via (CaFÉ)

If this is your first time using CaFÉ, click Artist Sign Up and complete the free registration form. Registration is required to apply to a call for entry.

Existing CaFÉ users proceed to Login, and apply to a call for entry. If you do not remember your password, use the forgot password link.

Complete the next steps to submit:

  1. In My Portfolio. Upload your painting images. 
  2. Apply to Calls. Search calls for Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 44th Annual International Exhibition. 
  3. Complete application and checkout. PWS members must use the coupon code to receive the discounted $35 entry fee. For coupon code, first login at, hover over Exhibits tab, click on Member Code-Juried Exhibition.
  4. Pay online with Credit Card or PayPal, or with a check made payable to PWS mailed to:
    Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
    604 Robert Street
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Jeannine Swartz,

JUROR OF SELECTION: Soon Y. Warren AWS, NWS is a full-time artist, teacher, and national and international workshop instructor with an associate degree in commercial art. She is the recipient of many awards and is a signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Southern Watercolor Artist (SW), Texas Watercolor Society Purple Sage Brush (TWS), Transparent Watercolor Society (TWSA) and more.

Her paintings and articles have been widely published in books and magazines and she has created 7 instructional DVDs. To find out more about Soon Y. visit her website

JUROR OF AWARDS: E. Jane Stoddard NWS, TWSA-MA has enjoyed a passion for art as long as she can remember. Even back to the time when her favorite medium was a box of crayons and poster paper. Jane perfected the transition from oil to watercolor, deciding to forget most of the “rules” and develop her own style. Following her heart, she learned to work in a highly detailed way by using transparent color to layer and glaze to achieve intense darks. Her chosen subjects are usually determined by a great shift in value.

Throughout her journey, Jane has been fortunate to be accepted to many juried shows and is the recipient of more than 45 national awards. Jane is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and many others. For more information about Jane and her accomplishments visit


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