******************Watercolor Requirements For CNYWS Exhibitions********************** 

All work must be original

No reproductions will be accepted.

Works done at a workshop or under the supervision of an instructor are not eligible.

Paintings done from published photos or reference work that is not the creation of the artist are not eligible.

Paintings shown at previous CNYWS exhibits are not accepted.

All paintings must have been executed within the past two years.

All work must be on water-soluble media on paper or Yupo 

Paintings are to be matted ( 2 inches minimum) with white or off-white mats. If desired, a 1/4 inch colored liner may be added. Works to be wired and framed behind Plexiglas. NO GLASS. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. Make sure frame is in good condition.

Water- soluble media include: Transparent or opaque watercolor, casein, gouache, egg tempera, and acrylic painted in an aqueous manner. ( "Aqueous" to indicate that that pigment has not been applied in a thick, impasto-like way)

A limited use of pastel, collage or ink, not constituting more than 10% of the painting is allowed. 

We encourage our Signature Members to exhibit in our two annual Signature Member Exhibitions and all members to participate in our juried exhibitions. We ask that you enter only your best work. Remember that these exhibits are our showcase. Artwork entered into our exhibitions must remain on display to the end of the show. 

********************************PREPARING YOUR WORK FOR DISPLAY***********************************************

All work must be properly framed and wired for hanging.

No sawtooth hangers accepted. Plexiglas only! NO GLASS!

Your work should be presented in a professional manner/no obvious scratches, dents, rickety framing, dirty mats, etc.

Boxes, shipping or otherwise, must be sturdy and protective of painting(s).

Paintings should be additionally protected with bubble wrap or sheets of cardboard as spacers, etc.

Do not use styrofoam peanuts! Please cut hand holes in the sides of boxes delivered to the gallery for ease of handling by collectors and installation crew.

Make sure you have attached the labels provided to your box(es).

Please keep these requirements handy and review them when preparing work

for display for CNYWS.

Thank YOU!

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