Watercolor Ohio 2020

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Members will receive a printed copy of the prospectus around March 10.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries will be accepted starting on March 2, 2020 and must be postmarked by May 2, 2020. All entries postmarked after May 2nd will be returned unopened. Electronic entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on May 2, 2020.

Entry Instructions: There are two ways to enter Watercolor Ohio 2020.


Send your image(s) on a CD by US Mail along with a signed Entry Card, a #10 SASE (with 2 “Forever stamps”) and a signed check (if submitting a second entry). CD will not be returned.

Mailing address: Ohio Watercolor Society, WCO 2020, PO Box 350301, Toledo, OH 43635


Email your image(s) as an attachment to: ows.exhibition@gmail.com If you are submitting only one entry, you may include the artist and entry information in the body of the email (see below) and you will not need to mail any paperwork.

You may also submit your entry information using email if you submit two images, but you will have to send a check for the second entry:

Ohio Watercolor Society, WCO 2020, PO Box 350301, Toledo, OH 43635

You will receive confirmation of your entry via email. If you do not receive confirmation within 4 days, then your entry was probably not received and you should follow up.

Image Specifications: Save all images as JPG with a file size 1-5 MB.

Name files as: LastName-title.jpg (e.g., Vangogh-Sunflowers.jpg)

No SASE is needed if you are willing to receive notification and forms via email.
Email notification is the preferred method: it’s faster and saves OWS money.

Copy and paste the Entry Card text (below) into the body of your email and fill in the appropriate lines.

Eligible Work: Original work only; paintings done in classes or workshops or compositions that are copies of another person’s photos, drawings or paintings will NOT be accepted. Painting must have been completed within the past three years. Water-based mediums limited to watercolor, thinned acrylic, casein, gouache and egg tempera. Water-soluble oil paints are not eligible. Collage materials must be artist generated using a water-based medium on a surface that accepts watermedia, excluding commercially- or mechanically-printed substrates. The maximum allowed depth of the collage is 2-1/2 inches. Paintings may be done on any material that supports the paint, including paper, illustration board, canvas and Yupo. All entries must be framed and glazed with acrylic. Decisions of the Juror and the OWS Exhibition Committee with respect to originality and eligibility criteria are binding and final.

By submitting this form via email, you are certifying that the paintings submitted are your own concept. If reference photos were used, they are yours. You also grant permission for OWS to reproduce your artwork for publicity or publication purposes.

Entry Card

Email address:
City, State, Zipcode:

Out-of-state Nonmembers—give name of Ohio art group affiliation:

Signature member or Associate – 1st entry free
Nonmember –1st entry $20*
All participants –2nd entry $15

Or send $30 for one entry ($45 for two entries)
and receive an Associate Membership in the OWS

Title (1):
Price (if not for sale, write “NFS” and give value):
Image size: H x W:
Framed size: H x W:

Title (2):
Price (if not for sale, write “NFS” and give value):
Image size: H x W:
Framed size: H x W:

Paintings not released for the Travel Show are not eligible for awards.
Will you release your painting for the Travel Show (yes or no)?