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2019 Annual Juried Exhibition & Conference Info


Artist Helping Fellow Artist

The Southern Watercolor Society is asking for your help. Hurricane Michael cut a massive path of destruction from the Gulf deep into the interior communities of the Florida Panhandle.

For artists living in the path of hurricane Michael’s destruction, loss goes beyond house and community. Gone are their studios. Gone are their supplies. Worse yet, gone is their portfolio of artwork. As these many artists strive to reestablish a new life, we can surely help jumpstart their creative process.

Please read the attached letter to see how you can help. Click Here.

WSNC 2019 Travel Exhibition

The Imperial Center

Maria V. Howard Arts Center
Rocky Mount, NC
Travel Exhibition: Jan 4-31, 2019
Reception Date: Jan 16

AOA (Arts of Albemarle)

Elizabeth City, NC
Travel Exhibition: Mar 1-30
Reception Date: Reception: Mar 1

Martin County Arts Council

Williamston, NC
Travel Exhibition: Apr 6-May 6
Reception date: Reception: Apr 6

Craven Arts Council

New Bern, NC
Travel Exhibition: May 10-June 10
Reception date: May 10

Sunset River Marketplace

Calabash, NC
Travel Exhibition: June 14-Aug 14
Reception date: Reception: Jun 14

Pickup/Shipping of paintings from Sunset River Marketplace: Aug 15-16.

If you have any questions regarding this Travel Show, please contact Travel Exhibition Director:

Loretta Day
6800 Falconbridge Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

2018 Annual Conference and Member Meeting has successfully concluded !

Click here to see the award ceremony slides. Note: When the page is up, click on the first '0' label in the table to display the first slide and use the mouse or arrow keys on your keypad to advance the slide.

Click here to see the automated slide show of awarded and selected entries. Note: you may have to wait for up to a minute for the images to load and advance.


Membership Payments

Full time student: $25
New member: $35
Existing membership renewal: $35

Earliest renewal date: January 1
Membership dues deliquent date: June 1

Our membership year coincides with the calendar year. Existing members can start renewing your membership on or after January 1 of each year by logging into your Personal Information Page.

Members who have not renewed by May 31st will not be listed in, nor be mailed, the annual Catalog/Directory for that year. Make sure to renew before June 1 !

New members joining after September 1 of each year enjoy free bonus months until the end of the year and the new membership payment covers the following year. For example, if you join after September 1, 2018 and pay your new membership fee online, your payment will cover the remaining months of 2018 and the entire year of 2019. You need to renew your membership only after January 1, 2020.

Share Your Member News in the Newsletter

Tell us about your acceptance into juried exhibitions (not art festivals), solo exhibitions, recent awards and honors, and workshops you will be teaching in a brief article (max. 95 words) for the Members Corner.

Write in the THIRD PERSON (‘he’ or ‘she’ instead of ‘I’). Be sure to have exact and complete information about dates of events, correct titles of venues, locations of venues, complete names of organizations, names of awards, titles of paintings, dates of workshops, etc. Submit JPEG photos (no blurry images accepted) relevant to the article, and a picture of yourself.

Email articles to Publications Editor, Cathy Klopfenstein, at by the deadline. In the ‘Subject Line’ of your email, write ‘NL from [your name]’. Without this subject line, your email might be missed among many other emails.

Future Newsletter Deadlines
Spring Issue: March 29
Summer Issue: July 19
Fall Issue: Sept. 27

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