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Signature Show Information for Accepted Artists

Following is information for the 2019 Signature Exhibition which will be held at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation in Watkinsville, Georgia.  We are looking forward to a wonderful show and are pleased that your painting will be included.  Didi Dunphy, Gallery Director at Lyndon House, will be the juror.


INFORMATION FOR ACCEPTED ENTRIES FOR THE 2019 GWS SIGNATURE EXHIBITION:

Please follow all the instructions carefully.

January 3-7: All shipped work to arrive between the hours of 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.   Ship to
Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition
OCAF
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA  30677

ATTN: Abby Kosberg
706-769-4565
email:  art@ocaf.com

January 5: Bring hand delivered work to Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, between the hours of 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
OCAF
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA  30677

706-769-4565
January 19 GWS Board Meeting 10:00 to 12:00
Artist Demo- Melanie Sheldon 12:30 to 2:30
Opening Reception and Awards 2:30 to 4:30
February 22 Exhibition Closes
February 23 Pick up of artwork 11 to 2
February 25 Shipped artwork will be returned

PRESENTATION OF PAINTINGS
All paintings are to be framed in wood or metal; acceptable colors include gold, silver, black, brown or natural wood tones. Frames are to be plain and unadorned and should not exceed 3” in width. They must be ready for hanging with wire in place. Plexiglass must be used – NO GLASS. Work may be varnished or waxed before framing (These paintings do not require plexiglass). Maximum frame size may not exceed 48” in either direction. Mats or liners, if any, must be white or a light neutral color. Improperly framed pieces or those unsuitable for hanging will be returned.

PACKAGING AND SENDING ARTWORK
Proper packaging is imperative to protect your works. Improper packaging may result in damaged, returned or unopened shipment. WOOD CRATES AND POPCORN PACKAGING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Any improperly packaged artwork will be disqualified. AIRFLOAT BOXES ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. They can be reached at (800)445-2580. Ask for the GWS member discount.

DELIVERY AND SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
All paintings accepted for exhibition must be shipped TO ARRIVE between Thursday, January 3 and Monday, January 7.  GWS accepts paintings shipped via UPS or FedEx ONLY. The easiest and most economical way to ship a painting is to create a UPS or Fed Ex account online. This method allows you to print your shipping labels complete with barcodes at home. The shipment will be billed to your credit card. Please see FAQ at www. georgiawatercolorsociety.com for more details.
A prepaid return shipping label with barcode must be enclosed in the shipment.
Hand delivered paintings MUST ARRIVE on January 5 between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and be picked up on February 23, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. If the artist does not arrange for return of his/her work, the painting becomes the property of the arts center sixty [60] days after the show ends.

JUDGING
Final judging will be from the actual work with juror’s right of refusal. Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, nor change sales price or withdraw work once it has been accepted. Any painting that does not comply with the prospectus guidelines will be disqualified. Any artist whose painting is disqualified will not be allowed to enter any GWS show for two (2) years.

FORMS
Please fill out the attached form. Tape it to the back of your painting, making sure you have signed it. Place the  prepaid return shipping label into an envelope and attach the envelope to the wire hanger on the back of your painting.

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
Although the utmost care will be taken in handling paintings the Georgia Watercolor Society, GWS representatives, or Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation will not be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause. Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance.

For additional information, please contact:

Contact Information
  Signature Show Chair:  Mary Ann Cox  229 387-5012  macox56@gmail.com
  Signature Show Entry Chair:  Marian O’Shaughnessy  507 250-4455 marian@watercolorsbymarian.com

Again, congratulations! We look forward to your participation in the 2019 Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition and to seeing you at the reception.

With kind regards,
Kie Johnson
President, Georgia Watercolor Society

www.georgiawatercolorsociety.com

RECEIVING / SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS GEORGIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

January 5, 2019 Hand Delivery to Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation

Ship art to arrive no earlier than January 3, 2019 and no later than January 7, 2019

SHIP TO:
Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition
OCAF
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA  30677

ATTN: Abby Kosberg
706-769-4565
email:  art@ocaf.com

**Please fill out this form and attach it securely to the back of your painting**

GEORGIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 2019 SIGNATURE EXHIBITION
Submission of your painting indicates agreement with the conditions in the prospectus, including statements about liability for loss or damage and reproduction for publicity.

Name (PLEASE PRINT)________________________________________________________

Signature_______________________________________________Date__________________

Title of painting__________________________________________Sale Price_________________

Day phone___________________________Evening phone_____________________________

Email address__________________________________________________________________