2023 Fall Exhibition Prospectus

Online Entries Open: June 1, 2023, 8:00 AM
Online Entries Close: August 1, 2023, 8:00 PM 

Entry Instructions and Rules

Artwork Requirements: 

  1. You must be an Active WSO member, residing in Oregon, with 2023 dues paid, to enter. 
  2. You can renew your membership at this link.
  3. A maximum of two images may be submitted. 
  4. All selected paintings shall be by a different WSO member. 
  5. Work shall be completed within two years of the submission deadline. 
  6. Work may be critiqued by a teacher and/or a critique group. 
  7. All work must be original in its concept, composition, and design, and must be the creation of the artist. The definition of original: created directly and personally by a particular artist, not a copy or imitation. 
  8. The painting has not previously been juried into any WSO exhibition. 
  9. Work shall be executed without step-by-step instruction. 
  10. Artwork may not be altered once the image is submitted, except for adding the artist’s signature, and artwork must match the submitted image exactly.
  11. Single or double mats in white or off-white only are acceptable, but optional. No colored liners. 
  12. Frames must be matte black metal with a maximum depth of 2”, with minimum outside dimensions of 256 square inches and maximum outside dimensions of 1200 square inches. 
  13. Paintings must be covered with Plexiglas (acrylic), not with glass. 

Mediums and Substrates: 

  1. The Fall Watercolor Exhibit is open to water media that can be reactivated by water. 
  2. Water media shall consist of paintings that are predominantly watercolor. 
  3. Work must be on a single piece of untreated paper; plastic paper such as Yupo and Tyvek are not allowed. 
  4. Acrylic, gesso, pastel, collage, ink, embossing, varnished works, and canvas supports are not accepted. 


  1. All accepted paintings must be available and delivered to the convention exhibition. 
  2. Artists who do not make an accepted painting available for the exhibit will not be allowed to enter WSO exhibitions for two years. 

How to enter: 

  1. Review important information about preparing and submitting your entry at the “Guide to Entering a WSO Show”.
  2. RESIZE your image to 1200 pixels on the longest side. The WSO website now has instructions for resizing images. Access the instructions at watercolorsocietyoforegon.com ; click Exhibitions. On the drop-down menu, select “How to Resize Images”.
  3. RENAME your image as follows (example) SmithMary-GoneWithTheWind.jpg 
    • Note: No special characters can be used in the file name when submitting the images. 
  4. To submit your entry: Go to watercolorsocietyoforegon.com; click Exhibitions. On the drop-down menu, select “Submit Artwork”