13 Aug 2016

Competitions Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition

Mark ArtsWichita, Kansas, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: September 25, 2016 – Mark Arts (formerly The Wichita Center for the Arts) invites all North American artists to participate in this year’s Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition.

$2,750 in cash and many Patron Purchase Awards are anticipated (Dating back to 1968, this exhibition is known for Patron Purchase Awards and sales up to $50,000).

The exhibition is open to all artists living and working in North America. Each entry must be wholly designed and executed by the artist. Paintings shown in previous Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibitions are not eligible.

Media Limitations: Only original paintings in primarily aqueous.

All entries will be judged from digital images (JPEG format). If upon delivery, an accepted artwork is found to have been misrepresented it may be disqualified. Award winners will be selected by the juror and all decisions are final. Patron Purchase Awards are selected by the individual patrons or their representatives.

JUROR – Dean L. Mitchell
Mitchell is well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still lifes. In addition to watercolors, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels. Mitchell has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, American Artist, Artist Magazine, Fine Art International and Art News. (see complete bio here)

Each artist may enter up to two (2) artworks for the basic fee of $30. Every additional image is $5 (12 max).

Visit Mark Arts online for complete prospectus and to apply online.

ALL artworks must be available for sale. A 40% commission is charged on all sales and patron purchase awards from this exhibition.

All work will also be for sale online at Mark Arts Online Sales Gallery.

All work should be framed, matted and glazed with Plexiglas and be ready for hanging.

Selected artworks for exhibition may be shipped or hand-delivered to Mark Arts. All works must be received no later than November 11, 2016. The artist is responsible for all shipping costs and in-transit insurance to and from Mark Arts.


  • September 23: Postmark deadline for mailed submissions
  • September 25: Online registration closes
  • October 3: Notification Cards mailed
  • November 7-11: Hand-delivered artwork drop-off
  • November 11: Deadline for receipt of shipped artwork
  • November 18: Opening Reception from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 30: Exhibition closes
  • January 2-6, 2016: Shipped artwork returned and hand-delivered artwork picked up

Visit Mark Arts online for complete prospectus and to apply online.

Originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920, Mark Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual arts organization. For more than 95 years, Mark Arts has made art and arts education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities.

The School of Visual Arts provides a 9,500-square-foot continuing education facility dedicated to art instruction for adults, teens and children.

Mark Arts offers a 14,000-square-foot gallery with annual exhibitions showcasing regional and national artists.

The 484-seat theatre provides adults and children of all ages opportunities to experience theatrical performances.

Mark Arts
9112 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206
(316) 634-2787

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Painting Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Purchase, and Sales.

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