The uncertainty surrounding our state, nation and world can be a heavy burden to bear. Art is a healthy outlet for the emotions and anxiety we all feel. In a time when events are being cancelled due to COVID-19, Watermedia Society (SCWS) is bringing artists together–digitally, of course.

Accordingly, you are invited to participate in the SCWS Spring Digital Member Show. The entire show is 100% online, from entry to installation. There is no in person event to attend, and no shipping is needed.

2020 Spring Digital Member Show

Eligibility
The competition is open to any member whose dues are current.  Dues run from January 1 to December 30.  Membership is open to adults 18 or older. Click here if you need to pay your membership dues.

All work submitted must be the sole work of the entering artists.  All water soluble media are acceptable, except water soluble oils.  Where collage is used, it should be less than 50 percent of the image. Images painted from published sources or completed under instruction in a class or workshop are not acceptable.  Work should have been created after 2015.

Juror
Jeremy Sams is the 2020 Spring Digital Show juror.

Jeremy Sams is an award winning representational artist residing in Archdale, NC. He was born in 1977 and his childhood consisted of spending lots of time in the woods of the Uwharrie Mountains and playing in and along the banks of the Uwharrie River in the southwestern portion of Randolph County, NC. He became interested in art at a very early age, winning his first art competition at the age of 6. At age 15, he took his first art class where he was introduced to painting. His love for painting sparked a new change in his life and the beginning of a career was birthed by commissioned portraits and murals from the local community. Through these small art endeavors and apart from formal training, Jeremy was able to begin a professional art career at the age of 19.

Jeremy’s primary subject matter is landscapes while working in acrylics. He also loves the challenge of portraits and his work varies in size from just a few sq. inches to murals measuring upward of 40’x60′.

His artistic growth took on a new form in 2011 when he was introduced to painting en plein air. This same year, he and his wife mourned the death of two children. Through this trying time, Jeremy found new inspiration and healing through painting outdoors en plein air. “Painting en plein air has become a means of therapy and release of emotion for me…Here, I can enjoy God’s creation and relish in the beauty He has given us to enjoy in this short life.”

Jeremy’s personal inspirations come mostly from the play of light and atmosphere and their effects on objects and landscapes. His most favorite areas of subject matter are the rolling hills and mountains of North Carolina along with its waterways, and special array of trees and meadows. It’s not uncommon to see Jeremy with his outdoor easel set up on the side of the road or on a river bank somewhere with brush in hand.

Awards
Awards winners will be notified via email. The top three paintings in show will receive an award. Everyone who enters will be displayed digitally on the website scwatermedia.com for one year. View the 2019 Spring Digital Show.

Intake
We are using CaFE’ (Call For Entry), a website designed for art events, in order to streamline our processes and to be able to provide entrants and jurors with a positive experience.

Submit Entry

Applying to the Call for Entry
Detailed instructions are available for preparing and uploading your images, and it is a three-stage process. ALL steps must be completed to submit.

  1. Create a profile. To register (create a profile) and apply go to callforentry.org  and click on “How to Apply”.
  2. Create a Portfolio. Upload work samples, they’ll be available for you to include in your applications.  Note: Only JPEGs up to 5MB with a minimum of 1920 pixels on the longest side.
  3. Apply to Calls. A link to a list of calls is available. Please search for SCWS Spring Digital Show 2020.
    Select SCWS and follow the process.
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The entry fee is $25. This event is open to SCWS members.

Image Requirements for all images in CaFE
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
File size: 5 MB maximum
If you have questions please contact scwatermediasociety@gmail.com or call 843-779-7009.