46th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition
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To present an exhibition of excellent, original, transparent watercolor paintings.


46th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition, October 11 - December 14 at the City of Brea Art Gallery, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea CA 92821
(Please do not send entries here)


June 30
Deadline for entries.
July 26
100 Accepted artists will be announced online.
August 25-August 29
All shipped works must be received by shipping agent.
September 21
Presentation by Judy Morris of the selected paintings for the 2014 Exhibition and Painting Demo: 10AM-3PM                        
For reservations, contact the City of Brea Art Gallery, 714-990-7730.
Hand delivered paintings will be accepted after the seminar.
September 22
Hand delivered paintings accepted at the City of Brea Art Gallery, 9AM - NOON.
October 11

Watercolor West Annual Meeting Open to the public, held at the Brea Gallery 30 minutes prior to the Opening and Awards Reception You are invited to attend our Annual Meeting.     
Opening and Awards Presentation:  5 – 7PM with music and refreshments, at the City of Brea Art Gallery

December 14
Pick up hand delivered paintings at 5PM following a seminar program with Eileen McCullough
December 15
Pick up hand delivered paintings 10 - 11AM

My painting philosophy is very simple.  I paint because I can’t stop.  I don’t know exactly when I became obsessed with watercolor painting.  It caught me when I wasn’t paying attention and changed my life.  I no longer look at the world without seeing common things in a special way.  The subjects I paint are recognizable but certainly not painted in a photographic manner.  The design of my “painted shapes” are more important than painting realistic details.  Many times I paint people.  I always paint the presence of people even if their image is absent in the painting.  My work has been described as abstract but intimate.  I hope you agree.

Judy Morris is a popular juror and workshop teacher throughout the US, Canada, and abroad.  Her paintings have received more than fifty national and regional awards and hang in public and private collections throughout North America and Europe.  Recently, her work was selected for prestigious watercolor and watermedia master exhibits in Taiwan, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.  A complete biography is on her website:   www.judymorris-art.com


Approximately $20,000.00 in cash and merchandise will be awarded. A catalogue of all paintings in full-color will be produced. For award details and examples of award winning paintings from Watercolor West Internationa Juried Exhibitions, see our website at www.watercolorwest.org


Open to all living artists. Entries must be original, painted after January 1, 2012, and may not be a copy or likeness of another’s work painted or done in a class or workshop.  Works previously exhibited at the City of Brea Art Gallery or Watercolor West are not eligible. Artists juried into the show must exhibit the accepted painting. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility to enter Watercolor West shows for the next 2 (two) consecutive years.

Only transparent watercolor on a single piece of untreated rag or wood pulp paper is acceptable.  No acrylic, collage, gesso, gouache, watercolor crayon, impasto, ink, metallic or white paint; no embossing. Canvas, Yupo, or similar paper is not acceptable. Pencil may be used only for planning marks.

The WW Screening Committee will review artwork. Screening Committee’s decisions are final. Works not adhering to the specifications will not be exhibited and will be returned at the artist's expense.

Minimum image size: 10 inches X 14 inches (10"x14" or 25cm x 35cm)


Up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) flat, plain, square corner wood frame, black, neutral color, natural wood or similar metal frame with flat black, graphite of neutral color. Plexiglass, ready to hang with wire attached. Framed size will not exceed 48" in either direction.
White or off-white mat Single mat, Double mat with same color mats 1/8 to 3/16 inch fillet (inner mat) acceptable


Register and submit online at www.watercolorwest.org

1 or 2 images may be submitted. Images must be in JPG format with no more than 1200 pixels on the longest side. Be sure to fill the online forms during the artwork submission process fully.


$35 for 1 or 2 digital images. Pay online after submission of artwork. All fees are due by June 30. For artwork to be considered the fee must be paid.


Works will be handled with utmost care. Neither Watercolor West, nor the City of Brea Art Gallery, nor any agent will be responsible for damage or loss to any work of art submitted. City of Brea Art Gallery provides insurance coverage only while work is on their premises. Other insurance coverage is the artist's responsibility.


Exhibited works will be considered for sale at the price indicated during the submission process. Works not for sale must be designated "NFS". City of Brea Art Gallery will handle all sales and will take 30% commission.


Information regarding shipping will be sent upon acceptance to the show. Works may either be hand delivered or shipped to a shipping agent. A handling fee will be charged for shipped paintings. Shipping fees will be the responsibility of the artist. See calendar section for dates.


Work may not be removed until the close of the show. Shipping agent will only return works shipped to him. Hand delivered work must be picked up at the City of Brea Art Gallery on Sunday, December 14 at 5PM or Monday, December 15 from 10-11AM


Held at the City of Brea Art Gallery. Call for information and reservations 714-990-7730

Sunday September 21
Judy Morris
10AM - 3PM
Saturday October 25
Robin St.Louis
10AM - 3PM
Saturday November 15
Joe Cibere
10AM - 3PM
Saturday December 6
Marciano Martinez
10AM - 3PM
Sunday December 14
Eileen McCullough
1PM - 5PM


Three catagories of membership are available:

  1. Sustaining Associate Membership: Open to everyone
  2. Juried Membership: Open to any artist having a painting exhibited in a Watercolor West exhibit.
  3. Signature Membership: Open to any artist who has had a painting exhibited in three or more Watercolor West exhibits.


$35 per year, and include quarterly newsletters, notification of seminars and special events, the annual exhibition catalogue and your name and personal website listed on our website.  Sustaining Associate Membership to Watercolor West can be attained through the website and dues renewal for all levels can also be made online through your account.


  1. Register online for your free account (see below "Start Registration") or if you already have an account, Logon!
  2. Submit your entry or entries online.
  3. Pay entry fee through PayPal (or as a GUEST of PayPal) on our web.site.
    (entered works without paid entry fee will not be considered)

Entry in the exhibition is not required to become a member of Watercolor West.
Membership in Watercolor West is not required to enter the exhibition.
If you are experiencing trouble or have not received your
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