Call for Watermedia Entries from Gold Coast Watercolor Society

All watercolorists are eligible to enter their paintings for the Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s upcoming exhibit, “Apparently Watercolor”.  The juried exhibit will take place February 23rd through March 13th.  A wide variety of watermedia is encouraged, as the entries will be juried by Jeannie McGuire, AWS.  Her painting, “Kenneth” was chosen as the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  The exhibit will take place at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application as well as some views of previous exhibitors.  Deadline for this exhibit is February 14th!  The public is welcome to the Reception and Awards Ceremony on February 26th.

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

 

“Apparently Watercolor”


Public Reception & Awards:

Thursday, February 26th 

6pm –8:00 pm

 

Exhibit: February 23rd – March 13th, 2015

 

Judged by: Jeannie McGuire, aws


Art Serve


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd    Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

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A Pittsburgh-based artist, Jeannie strives to invoke individual interpretation through her artwork, which impressively utilizes a free application of paint and stylistic forms of expression.  Stories and feelings are communicated in such works as “Kenneth,” the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  McGuire uses her own photography, acquired snapshots and life drawings to spark her creativity.

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

  • February 14th – Friday- Entry deadline (postmarked)
  • February 21st – Saturday – Delivery of Artwork 10am to Noon
  • February 26th – Thursday- Reception & Awards 6pm –8:00 pm
  • March 14th – Saturday Pick up, 10 am-11am

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AWARDS

 

Lillian Feldman- Best in Show: $ 500

First Place: $400

Second Place: $300

Third Place: $200

Merit: Merchandise Award

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.

 

Eligibility: Please read entry form in its entirety

 

  • All Florida artist 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.

 

  • NO NUDES PLEASE

Entry and fees:

Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $25 for GCWS members, $30 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 off 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 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 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 Non-Members or $25 for Members, payable to GCWS (Gold coast watercolor society). Entries must be postmarked by February 14th , 2015.

Gold Coast Watercolor Society
1101 S.W.74th terrace
Plantation, FL 33317

Name: _______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
City: ________________________________________
State: ___________ Zip Code: _______________
Phone: _______________________________________
Email: ________________________________________

Title 1:_______________________________________
Values: $____________for sale___ not for sale___

Title 2:_______________________________________
Values: $____________ for sale___ not for sale___

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 ArtServe, 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.

Signature: ________________________________________Date:_________

 

About the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS):

 

 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 third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com
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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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561-537-0291

Broward Art Guild Offers National Call for Artists With Cash Prizes!

The Broward Art Guild  is sending out a Call to Artists for the ” Art Florida 2014 Competition & Exhibition”.  This prestigious exhibit offers over  $3,000 in Cash Prizes.  ArtFlorida is a celebration of excellence in art, and is a juried exhibition open to all artists in the United States. The deadline is February 1st. The Rickie Report is sharing the details in this article.

 

 

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Deadline – Digital Entry February 1, 2014

 

Art Florida 2014 Competition & Exhibition

ArtFlorida is a celebration of excellence in art, and is a juried exhibition recognizing some of the top artists in Florida.

 

With a top award of $1,500 for “Best in Show”, $200 prizes for the five best of category winners, and $100 prizes for five Judge’s Recognition awards, Art Florida is one of South Florida’s Premier Art Events!

 

Award Categories:

 

Painting, Drawing, and Print Making    

No giclees or reproductions allowed.

 

Sculpture and 3-D Work

Traditional sculpture and any works unable to be hung on the wall within the 2-D requirements.

 

Photography

Including digital photography, in a traditional photographic manner.

Any digital manipulation outside of the realm of traditional retouching will be considered computer and electronic Art.

 

Mixed Media and Collage

Including but not limited to collage.

No electronic works. (These fall into Computer and Electronic Art Category)

 

Computer and Electronic Art

Includes computer-created works, video works and digital photographs manipulated beyond traditional photography.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Entry Fees – For up to two entries, the fee is $50; $20 for each additional entry. There is no limit to the number of entries per artist. All artists NOT accepted into Art Florida 2014 will automatically be juried for the Salon des Refusés (fee included with Art Florida 2014 entry). Payment is by check or money order made out to “Broward Art Guild” or pay by credit card by visiting our web site at BrowardArtGuild.org/Art-Florida.htm

 

Eligibility – Open to all artists in the United States of America. All media is eligible as listed. No craft items will be accepted. All works of art must be original and created within the past two years. No work will be accepted that has been previously exhibited in an Art Florida Exhibit. Works should not be created under instruction, or as a project of a workshop.

 

Artists not selected for Art Florida 2014 are automatically juried for selection in the traditionally festive “Salon des Refusés” Exhibit, which will be hosted at the Broward Art Guild Gallery, located at 3280 NE 32nd Street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308 from March 19th through 28th, 2014.

 

The Salon’s reception will be held on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash awards for this exhibit will be selected by People’s Choice at the reception and announced around 8:00pm.

 

It is the intention of the Broward Art Guild that all participating artists be represented by at least one of their works displaying in either Art Florida 2014 or the Salon des Refusés, however, due to space limitations final selections will be determined by the applicable jurying process.   

 

 

Art Florida 2014 will be exhibited at the JM Family Enterprises Gallery at ArtServe, located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 from April 7 through April 25th, 2014. The Gala Awards Reception will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

*Charge payments need to be done either online at:

http://www.browardartguild.org/Art-Florida.htm or by visiting our office at 3280 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Office Hours: Wed., Fri., and Sat. Noon-9pm, Thu. Noon-6pm.

 

For more information please call 954-537-3370  or visit  www.BrowardArtGuild.org
The Broward Art Guild is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291