Watercolor USA

A portrait of a woman with red hair and green eyes with burgundy shades of watercolor paint dripping

Image credit: Bev Jozwiak, Song of Hope, 2023, Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibit Details

June 10, 2023 - September 3, 2023
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

This is the 62nd exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing contemporary American watermedia painting. The event is open to artists (ages 18+) from all 50 states and U.S. territories and judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by the Museum. This year’s exhibition is judged by prolific watercolorist Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS, AIS, LPAPA. Approximately $20,000 in cash awards are available; top awards are $3,000, $2,000, and $1,500 cash. Additional cash awards are generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

Exhibit Resources

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CLICK for the List of Watercolor USA 2023 Accepted Artists

View the Exhibition Photo Album

3D Geometric Watercolor Painting FREE Take-Home Project Bag: Registrations are now closed. Stay tuned for our next FREE Take-Home Project Bag coming in mid-August 2023!

This art-making kit features activities inspired by 3D watermedia work in Watercolor USARegister for your free project bag and then pick it up in the Museum's Lobby during our normal hours of operation. Don't forget to share your work in progress or completed project with us on social media using the hashtag #sgfprojectbag 

Related Programs

Opening Reception: June 9, 2023, 5:30 - 7 PM
Museum Lobby

Slow Viewing with Shauna LeAnn Smith: Layers by Irena Roman
Wednesday, July 19, 6:00 PM

Slow Viewing is a supportive practice for anyone who wants to develop their skills of interpretation, observation, and discussing art. Guests spend an hour carefully observing and speaking about the works on view, resulting in a deeper understanding of how they and others relate to the artwork and to each other. This program is facilitated by artist Shauna LeAnn Smith. This program is free, but space in-gallery is limited so registration is required.

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The 2023 Exhibition Season is presented by Friends of the Springfield Art Museum, Inc. 

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Simmons Bank Private Wealth.

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Additional support for Watercolor USA is provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

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The Watercolor USA Opening Reception is sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates.

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