2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

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Call for Artists - DEADLINE :  
2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition


Entry Deadline: 8/2/23
Entry Fee (2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition): $35.00


Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion Galleries
311 and 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland


  • Exhibition: Oct 6, 2023 – Jan 15, 2024
  • Entries accepted:  June 2, 2023 – Aug 2, 2023
  • Notification to artists:  Sept 1, 2023
  • Receipt of accepted work:  Oct 2, 2023 10AM – 2PM
  • Alexis Lavine workshop in Columbia, Maryland:  Oct 3-5, 2023 (details will be on the BWS website as they become known)
  • Reception and awards presentation: Nov 12, 2023, 2pm-4pm

ENTRY FEE for one or two images (only one entry per artist may be selected for exhibition):

  • $35 for nonmembers
  • $30 for BWS members using coupon code
  • $20 for art students meeting eligibility criteria using coupon code
  • $5 optional paper catalog purchase or donation to the production of the online catalog

A PDF version of the exhibition catalog will be sent to all entrants.  Those who wish to receive a paper version of the catalog will be given the opportunity to request one during the application process.


  • Gold Medal $1,500
  • Silver Medal $1,200
  • Bronze Medal $1,000
  • Determination of the full spectrum of Mid-Atlantic awards is in-progress and expected to be similar to last year’s awards which totaled more than $15,000 in cash, gift certificates and merchandise.

All BWS Signature and Life members may enter regardless of place of residence. Other artists must reside in one of the following: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia.  Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

Entrants under the student category must be art students enrolled in a degree or certificate program, who are not members of BWS. Information on the student’s art program and institution will accompany the artist’s name throughout the exhibition and publicity process.

All entries must be original paintings, entirely the work of the entrant, and free from any copyright infringement. No class or workshop paintings. No copies or likenesses of other artists’ work are permitted. Compositions based on photographs must use photos taken by the artist or be the sole property of the artist.

Entries must have been completed within the last five years and not previously exhibited in prior BWS Mid-Atlantic exhibitions.

Works must be watermedia paintings on natural or synthetic paper, paperboard, clayboard, or equivalent. Paper may be mounted to a rigid smooth substrate using archival materials. No canvas.

Although acrylic and acrylic mediums are permitted as forms of watermedia, the expectation is that they be applied in a fluid manner, not in thick, impasto applications.  Collage elements are permitted, but must be original work executed on watermedia paper.

No side of the painting visible within the mat can be less than 10 inches. Frames must not exceed 48” in either height or width.


August 2, 2023

Visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11747 for more info.

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