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International Watermedia 2017
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Pikes Peak Watercolor Society
427 East Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Entry Deadline: 4/1/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (International Watermedia 2017): $40.00
Entry Fee (PPWS Member Fee): $30.00

International Watermedia 2017
Presented by

June 2 through 24, 20017

Carol Losinski Naylor, Chairperson
710-540- 3676

Juror of Selection

 Soon Y. Warren AWS, NWS

Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist, teacher and workshop instructor nationally and internationally. She has an Associate degree in commercial art. Soon Y. had numerous exhibitions and earned numerous awards. Soon Y. is a signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Southern Watercolor Artist (SW), Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush (TWS), Transparent Watercolor Society (TWSA), Rocky Mountain Water-Media (RMNW), and Society of Watercolor Artist (SWA).

Her paintings and articles published in Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic Magazine, North Light Book, Southwest Art Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The Art of Watercolour, and Pratique des Arts. Also, her paintings were included in Splash: The Best of Watercolor 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and will be in 18, and published in Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing of 3 and 4. She published in two watercolor instructional books; "Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor" with F&W Publication, (North Light Book); “Painting Vibrant Watercolor: Discover the Magic of Light, Color and Contrast (North Light Book); Participated in the book, “Watercolor Secret,” with one chapter, “Create Drama with Bold Composition.” She also created 7 DVDs; Top Vibrant Watercolor Techniques; Vibrant Watercolor Techniques Painting Glass; Vibrant Watercolor Techniques Painting Water; Painting Silver; Painting Flowers; Color Effects; Marbles and Reflections.

Her paintings are in permanent collections of private, corporate and educational institution in national and internationally


The juror will select awards from the actual paintings. Awards total over $5,000 in both cash and merchandise.

Best of Show:       $2,000
Gold Award:         $1,000
Founders Award:  $   250

2017 Calendar

April 1             Deadline for CaFÉ entries
April 27           Notification of acceptance
May 22-25       Shipped Art Due
May 27            Hand carried Art Due  (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
June 2             Show Opening
June 21           Awards Reception
June 22-24      Soon Y. Warren Workshop
June 24           Exhibition Closes
June 25           Pick-up Hand Delivered Art (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
July 3              Return of Shipped Art


PPWS will charge 30% commission on sales. Paintings must be priced for sale.  Changes in price are not permitted following acceptance.


PPWS will provide accepted entrants a full color catalog displaying all paintings juried into the Exhibition. Additional catalogs will be available $15 each.

Soon Y. Warren 3-day workshop

Soon Y. Warren will offer a 3-day workshop June 22 - 24
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Cost will be $350 ($300 for PPWS Members.)

For more information contact:
Claudia Jones


The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Paintings must be predominately watermedia on paper, clay-board, Yupo, illustration board, silk and canvas. Paintings must be the original and sole work of the artist. No work done in a class or workshop setting. Source material, including photographs must be the artist’s own. Collage material must be painted by the artist. No computer generated art or prints are allowed. Work must not be more than 3 years old, and not previously shown in a PPWS Watermedia Exhibition. Any work misrepresented by the images submitted may be rejected. PPWS and juror reserve the right to remove or decline any art deemed unacceptable. Accepted entries may not be removed or substituted before the close of the exhibition.


Maximum frame size is 1430 square inches.
Maximum image size is 1280 square inches
Minimum image size is 80 square inches.
Framed artwork must be single matted in white or off-white. Simple frames only.
All entries will be juried for acceptance from digital images.
All images are to be submitted in jpg format, 72ppi/dpi, and be no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side.
Maximum image file size is 5MB. Digital images should be properly oriented! Show images only, no frame or mat.
Name each file as follows: Last name, First name, Painting Title.jpg.  (e.g.,WoodGrant,AmericanGothic.jpg)

Entry Fees

Entry fees are nonrefundable. U.S. $40 for up to three entries for non members. U.S. $30 for up to three entries..
A $25 Handling Fee is also required for all shipped art.


All works must be professionally presented, ready for hanging with wire and hardware in place. No saw tooth hangers. All works that need protection should use only Plexiglass (NO GLASS).

Use of Accepted Works

Your entry grants PPWS and Cottonwood Center for the Arts permission to photograph all accepted work for file, promotional, or catalog purposes.

Shipping, Delivery

Accepted artwork must be shipped to arrive the week of May 22-25 and must include a check or money order for $25 for handling fee. Make check payable to PPWS.

Ship to:
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Pikes Peak Watercolor Society
427 East Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-520- 1899

Shipped artwork must be sent prepaid in substantial reusable container. For return shipping, a prepaid shipping label must be enclosed. (Fed Ex, UPS, or DHL only) No loose packing material (peanuts or shred) is allowed. We recommend Masterpak art shipping boxes If a prepaid label is not present artist will be disqualified.

Hand Deliver Art on May 27 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) to: 

Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Pikes Peak Watercolor Society
427 East Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Although the utmost care will be taken in handling artwork, neither PPWS, PPWS representatives, or Cottonwood Center for the Arts will be responsible for damage or loss whatever the cause. Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance.


Interested in PPWS Membership?

For information go to:
Associate Membership: $35 yearly.