Watercolor USA 2017

​Exhibit Details

June 3 - August 27, 2017
Opening Reception: June 2, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

This will be the 56th exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing aqueous media painting. The event is open to artists from all 50 states and US territories judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by the Museum.  This year's exhibition will be judged by Laurin McCracken, President of the Watercolor USA Honor Society. Approximately $20,000 in cash and Museum purchase awards are available; top awards are $3,000, $2,000 and $1,500 cash. Additional cash awards are generously provided by the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society.

​Exhibit History

Organized in 1962 by the Springfield Art Museum, this event aims to attract the best in contemporary American watermedia and strives to exhibit work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium.
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Major support for Watercolor USA is provided by the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates.
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A male and female patron standing in front of a watercolor painting at the Watercolor USA 2016 Openi

2017 Juror Laurin McCracken, President of the Watercolor USA Honor Society, at the Opening Reception for Watercolor USA 2016.