The Colorado Watercolor Society is an organization dedicated to upholding the highest standards and principles of art and to promote, encourage, educate and foster an interest in fine art in all media, especially watercolor.


A Splash of Colorado 2021

June 2, 2021 - June 27, 2021,

 Center for the Arts Crested Butte
    606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224


Submission Deadline     May 5, 2021
Jury End Date                 May 15, 2021 
Art Delivered                 June 1, 2021 12:am to 2pm
Exhibit opens                 June 2, 2021
Opening Reception       June 17,  2021 5pm to 8pm
Exhibit closes                 June 27, 2021
Pick up unsold art         June 28, 2021 12am to 2:00pm 

Register on the ArtCall website at


Open to all artists, 18 years of age or older, residing in Colorado.  CWS members who have moved out of state and maintain membership may enter.

Entry Requirements

  • Paintings must be predominantly water media (watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein or tempera) on paper or synthetic paper, (no canvas) completed within the last two years (01/01/2019 to present) not previously shown in a juried exhibit in Colorado.

  •  Painting must be original and not copied from any copyright material or photographs, except those taken by the artist.  No computer generated (digital) art will be accepted.  Collage materials must be on papers painted by the artist.  It is the artist’s responsibility to receive permission to use any likenesses in any painting.   

  • The artist’s signature should appear on the front of the painting.  CWS reserves the right to refuse any painting that does not comply with the requirements stated in this Call for Entry or does not match the submitted image.  In case of question, the Chairperson's decision will be final. 

  • CWS reserves the right to reproduce images of accepted works for publicity and educational use.  

  • Registration must be completed by the Submission Deadline. All information, including prices, is considered final on the Submission Deadline and may not be changed after that date.  No exceptions.  All work displayed must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 

  • Any requirements of the exhibit not fulfilled will result in disqualification.  Works juried into this exhibit and not delivered for exhibit will prohibit the artist’s entry in CWS exhibitions for two years.


    Register on the ArtCall website at

    Registration must be completed by the Submission Deadline.

    See the tutorial HERE for instructions on completing registration and uploading images.

    All information, including prices, is considered final on the Submission Deadline and may not be

    changed after that date.  No exceptions.


      Minimum image size 8 X 10 inches.  Maximum image size 15 x 22 inches.  All works must be delivered framed and ready to hang. Framing must meet gallery quality standards.  Frames must be suitable to the work and the exhibit, must be undamaged and reinforced with hardware and picture wire in place.  No sawtooth hangers.  

      All works must be matted in clean white or off-white mats. No exceptions.  Colored liners or fillets may not be larger than ¼”.  ALL paintings must be under Plexiglas. Paintings delivered with chipped, cracked, damaged, dirty or improper presentation will be returned at the artist’s expense.  For a list of suggested mat colors, click HERE.

      Image Instructions

      Digital image files must conform to the following requirements:  Images should be cropped so that only the painting image shows and only that part of the painting that will show when the painting is matted. No mats, hands, background, edges, etc. should be visible in the entry image.

      File format: .jpg files (no exceptions). The resolution must be 300 dpi.  Submissions must be under 4mb and a minimum dimension of 540px and a maximum dimension of 1920px on the longest side.  ArtCall will permanently resize submissions in 3 separate sizes (regardless of the original size): 100px, 1080px and maximum saved dimension setting (1920 by default.)

      Delivery and Pickup
      Instructions for delivery or shipping will be provided with notification of acceptance.

      Sales of Artwork

      All entries must be for sale.  No price changes will be accepted. A 50% commission will be charged on all sales. Price your paintings accordingly.

      Membership can be renewed at


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