Watercolor USA

Exhibit Details

June 4, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

This is the 61st 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 will be judged by Kevin Umaña, co-founder of The Ekru Project, a Kansas City-based artist-run gallery focused on contemporary, emerging, and historically excluded artists. 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 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.

Exhibit Resources

Deadline to Enter: February 22, 2022 (midnight)


Entry FAQs

Click the links below to view previous Watercolor USA exhibitions:

Tour the Watercolor USA 2021 Virtual Exhibition

Tour the Watercolor USA 2020 Virtual Exhibition

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Opening Reception: June 3, 2022, 5:30 - 7 PM

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*click the green button above to enter your work for consideration for Watercolor USA 2022.

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Additional support for Watercolor USA is provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates.