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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Calls For Entries To “Apparently Watercolor” Exhibit, Open To Non-Members

Gold Coast Watercolor Society is calling for water media entries to their upcoming Exhibition, “Apparently Watercolor”.  The exhibit will be judged by Soon Y. Warren, NWS, AWS, TWSA. Cash and Merchandise Awards will be given.  This Exhibit is open to members and non-members.  Entry deadline is February 12th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply!  The Public is welcome to the Exhibit, beginning with the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 3rd.



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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Call for Entries:

“Apparently Watercolor”



Public Opening Reception / Awards:

Thursday, March 3rd

 6 – 8 pm

 Exhibit  Open March 3 – 12, 2016


Art Serve

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304




“Apparently Watercolor”, Best In Show 2015
“The Red Veil” by Susan Hanssen

Important Dates/Exhibition Calendar

  • February 12th – Friday – Entry deadline (postmarked)
  • February 20th – Saturday – Delivery of Artwork, 10 am to Noon
  • March 3rd – Thursday – Reception & Awards, 6 –8:00 pm
  • March 12th – Saturday – Pick up, 10 am- 11 am



Since beginning her career as a full time artist in 1998, Soon has had many exhibitions and won extensive numbers of awards. With her vibrant watercolor technique she has become much sought after as a teacher and author and has published a number of instructional books and dvd’s. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of several museums, including the National Watercolor Museum, as well as in many private collections.




Lillian Feldman- Best in Show: $ 500 First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200

Honorable Mention: Merchandise Award Judge’s Recognition: Merchandise Award Jean Moore Award: $50 (emerging artist) Member’s Choice -Award will be given at the Opening Reception.




Please read entry form in its entirety


Florida artists and GCWS Members may enter.

Watermedia may include any combination of  watercolor, tempera, gouache, opaque watercolor, acrylic, casein, ink, charcoal, gesso, watercolor crayons, pencils and pens including metallic.

One must exclude water-soluble oils as well as any other similar substance.

Acceptable surfaces for watercolor are substrates created for watermedia. For example: paper, clay coated surfaces (Clayboard, Aquaboard, Ampersand), synthetic surfaces, (Yupo, Tiger Rag), illustration board and flat watercolor canvas.

Watercolor Collage is acceptable, but newspaper, magazine or non-watercolor material cutouts will not be accepted.

Works must be original i.e., not done under class instruction, critiqued and changed, not a copy of another artist’s work.

Work must be done by a single artist not a collaborative work.

Work must have been completed within the last three years; any submitted work must not have been previously displayed in a GCWS judged show.

Tasteful nudes will be accepted into this show.



Entry and fees:

Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $30 for GCWS members, $35 for non-members, must accompany the entry form. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.



Sizing and framing requirements:

All types of frames and mats are acceptable except those that are ornate or heavy.

Saw tooth hangers are not permitted.

Maximum size frame is less than 48”in any direction.

Work must be sturdily framed under Plexiglas, wired and ready for hanging.

Please cross brace large pieces. (work will be rejected if it does not comply and fees will NOT be refunded.)



Conditions and liabilities:

The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.


Entry Tag 1

Attach to back of entry, upper right. Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________ Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

Entry Tag 2

Attach to back of entry, upper right. Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________ Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale


Entry form

Please print entry and send with payment. $30 for Members or $35 for non-Members, payable to GCWS (Gold coast watercolor society). Entries must be postmarked by February 12th 2016.

Mail to: Linda Stoddard Tel. 954-584-9754
1101 S.W.74th Terrace   Plantation, FL 33317

Name: ____________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________

City: _____________________________________________

State: ___________ Zip Code: ____________________

Phone: ___________________cell___________________

Email: ____________________________________________

Title 1:_______________________________________ Value: $____________

Title 2:_______________________________________ Value: $____________

Waiver of liability: The undersigned herby agrees to release and forever discharge the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Inc, its Directors, members and agents, and the management and staff of Art Serve, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for sale or exhibition. The gold coast watercolor society reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and promotion. Insurance of artwork is the responsibility of the submitting artist.

Signature: ____________________________________________

Date: _______________________________



Who we are:

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced,. We are proud to be the largest watercolor group in Florida with over 200 members. The Society was incorporated in February,1976 and its founder and first President was Jerry McClish, a noted watercolorist. 

GCWS offers:

 ◊ Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
◊ Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
◊ An annual membership show
◊ Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
◊ Paint-ins with live models
◊ Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
◊ Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
◊ Plein air painting opportunities

Please Join Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

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