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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, MO. (January 1, 2018) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce a call for entries for Watercolor USA 2018, highlighting the very best in contemporary American watermedia. This year’s exhibit will run from June 2 through August 26, 2018. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2018.
Organized in 1962, this year marks the 57th year of Watercolor USA. The nationally known exhibition is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories, and seeks to discover what is new and what is next in the world of American watermedia. This year’s exhibit will be judged by Kelly Kane, former Editor-In-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and a leader in art publishing for more than 20 years.
Approximately $20,000 in cash prizes and possible Museum purchase awards are available. Top awards include the $3,000 Kenneth M. Shuck Memorial Award, the $2,000 Greg G. Thielen Memorial Award, the $1,500 Bill Armstrong Memorial Award, and the $1,000 Robert E. Goodier Memorial Award For Traditional Transparent Watercolor, among others. Additional cash awards are generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.
Artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories, ages 18 and up, who are using watermedia as critical components of their work are eligible to apply. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional aqueous media are encouraged to enter. High realism, abstraction, traditional transparent watercolor, and innovative uses of the medium are all welcomed as the exhibit continues to expand and adjust with contemporary artistic practice, including the use of nontraditional supports and mounts.
For full information on entry rules, entry fees, and how to submit artwork, please visit www.sgfmuseum.org. The Springfield Art Museum is located at 1111 East Brookside Drive. Admission to the Museum is always free.
The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, we are dedicated to enhancing the education and documenting the cultural heritage of the people of southwest Missouri through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of art objects. For more information, please visit www.sgfmuseum.org. For more information, please contact Joshua Best, Development and Marketing Coordinator, (417) 874-2859 or firstname.lastname@example.org