16 Dec 2019

Competitions Water + Color National Juried Exhibition

Pence GalleryDavis, California, United States

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Pence Gallery

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: January 3, 2020 – The Pence Gallery announces a new exhibit that celebrates the vibrancy of the watercolor medium in contemporary art.

Open to all artists residing in the U.S. who are working in watercolor and gouache on paper or Yupo. No other surfaces are accepted, and no acrylic, pastels, collage, digital images, or any form of print or reproductions are allowed.

Sandy Delehanty has exhibited her paintings in over twenty-five solo gallery shows and in many more group shows. Her paintings have been juried into more than fifty national and international competitions, including the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York City in 2018 and 2019. Her watercolors have also been featured in five national juried museum exhibits… see more

Prizes totaling $10,000 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place artists at the discretion of the Juror.

Applicants must submit between 1-6 digital images of work and pay a fee of $40 (for Pence members) or $50 (for non-members).


Sales are encouraged. The artist must indicate on the entry form whether or not the work is for sale. The Pence Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all work sold.


  • January 3: All submissions are due online by 9 PM PST
  • January 9: Notification of acceptance
  • February 5-6: Drop off of accepted work at Pence Gallery, 11:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • February 6: Shipping deadline for accepted work
  • February 14-March 31: Exhibition dates, 11:30 AM-5PM (closed Mondays)
  • February 14: Reception, 6-9 PM (awards at 7:30 PM)
  • March 1: Juror Talk by Sandy Delehanty, 2 PM
  • April 1-2: Pick up of exhibited work, 11:30 AM-5 PM (if not shipping)

The Pence Gallery in the heart of downtown Davis, California is a not-for-profit art gallery. Its name derives from the original benefactors, Joe and Hazel Pence. The building, once the site of Joe Pence’s thriving dental practice, was gifted to the city of Davis by the couple to be used as a venue for the fine arts.

A hallmark for the fine arts, the Pence Gallery has been a member of the Davis community for over thirty years. Fine art exhibitions throughout the year are partnered with art lectures, Art Smart programs, and tours.

Pence Gallery
212 D Street
Davis, CA 95616
phone 530.758.3370

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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