Annual Exhibition Eligibility & Entry Procedures
All paid members may enter one Jpeg. An additional Jpeg may be entered for $20.
SCWS accepts online entries only.
Membership is open to any resident of South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. You must be a member to enter. SCWS member must be a SC, GA or NC resident and/or property owner or past SCWS member who no longer lives in SC, GA or NC but maintained their membership with no lapses.
Memberships will be accepted until the entry deadline of August 5. SCWS does not pro-rate memberships. If you join now, your membership will be valid from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017, however, you may enter the 2016 Show for no fee.
Students may join for $20. Any student entering must present proof (i.e., school ID).
All persons entering must adhere to the eligibility statement below.
SCWS encourages you not to frame your painting until it has been accepted into the show. See framing requirements for this year’s show below:
Eligibility & Deadline
Submit online by August 5. You have until midnight EST.
Eligibility Statement (for both student and regular members):
Students who wish to join the Society in the student category must provide a photocopy of an OFFICIAL school identification, and pay a fee of $20, which is considered a full membership fee for one year. Should a student wish to be considered for the Traveling Show (or prize winner), the student must join as a regular member at the rate of $45.
Student entries must be original from concept to completion, executed EXCLUSIVELY by the student (not under the supervision of an instructor).
Entry requirements: All entries (for both student and regular members) must be executed in watermedia, such as watercolor, acrylic, gauche, etc. Collage is acceptable, however, the painting must be primarily composed of a painted surface. (NO oils or water soluble oils accepted). Work may be produced on any surface that will allow framing (required) unless work is created on a canvas with finished edges (or gallery wrapped). Entries must have been completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a SCWS show.
AN ADDITIONAL ENTRY CAN BE SUBMITTED FOR AN ADDITIONAL $20 FEE. ONLY ONE ENTRY WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE SHOW.
The following Size, Mats, Glazing Requirements will only apply to the top ten pictures that will be on display.
The painting must be presented, wired and ready for hanging, in the designated frame (details below.) Mats (if used) must be white, off-white, or pale grey. Maximum size is 48” in either direction, including the frame for paintings that are under Plexiglas/acrylic. Maximum depth (with frame) is 2 and 3/4” and maximum weight is 25 lbs.
Plexiglas/acrylic glazing if used (glass is not permitted) needs to be 1/8” thick and must be used for all pieces on paper or paperlike products. Canvas pieces do not have to be under Plexiglas/acrylic; however, they cannot be larger than 48” x 48”, including the frame. Gallery wrapped (finished edge, or creative edge) canvas does NOT need to be framed, but you may choose to frame. Gallery wrapped canvas must be finished on edges and professionally stretched. No larger than 48×48 with a maximum depth of 2½ inches.