Watercolor USA

Exhibit Details

June 6 - August 16, 2020
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

This is the 59th 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 and judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by the Museum. This year's exhibition will be judged by Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. 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.

Related Programs

Opening Reception Sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates
Friday, June 5, 5:30 - 7 PM
Museum Lobby

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Clink the links below for information on how to enter Watercolor USA 2020. Online entry begins January 4, 2020. 

Watercolor USA 2020 Prospectus

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Click the links below for information related to previous Watercolor USA exhibitions:

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016


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