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2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition

of American Watercolors

August 5-October 8, 2017

Submission Deadline: April 3, 2017


Exhibition Details
Each year View holds the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, which is open to all artists working in water based media. This includes transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache and ink. All submissions must be made through

View is a premier multi-arts facility located in the Central Adirondacks of New York State.

For any questions regarding the exhibition that do not pertain to the submittal process please contact:
Cory E. Card
Exhibitions Manager
PO box 1144
3273 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
315 369 6411 ext 206


Juror of Selection: Ken Call, NWS, TWSA
Born and raised in Rochelle, Illinois, Ken went on to graduate from the American Academy of Art in 1980 with an Associates Degree in Illustration and Watercolor. He has worked nationally as a freelance artist for many years. Ken spent 1993 and 1994 studying and painting in Paris, France. He is now living in Northbrook Illinois with his wife and two children.

After beginning his career as a studio artist, he soon branched out on his own, beginning a very successful freelance career, which to date has led to the creation of over 500 illustrations for books, magazines, art publishers, advertising agencies and corporations.

In the last few years, Ken, has made the transition to fine art and portraiture. Many of his originals are hanging in galleries and homes across the country. Several awards have led to Signature status in the National Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society and Transparent Watercolor Society along with being a Master Signature member with the Illinois Watercolor Society.

Juror of Awards: Susan Weintraub, AWS
Susan Weintraub began her career in art when she received her MFA from Brooklyn College and then enjoyed twenty-five years as an art teacher in the New York City public school system.  For the past eleven years she has been studying watercolor at the Art Students League in Manhattan with teachers Frederick Wong and Paul Ching-Bor.  At the League Susan is an eight-time recipient of the coveted “red dot,” an award given to the best individual work in each class each year.  Her work has been reproduced in several of the school's catalogs and in 2012 Susan received one of her most prestigious honors when the Art Students League purchased one of her paintings for its permanent collection, a collection that includes the work of such notable former students as Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keeffe.  During the summer of 2015 Susan was chosen as a Bryant Park painter-in-residence and the work produced during that residency became part of the permanent collection of the Bryant Park Corporation.

Susan is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the North East Watercolor Society and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and an elected member of the Hudson Valley Art Association.  She is a recipient of numerous prizes from these and other artist organizations, among them the Salmagundi Club, the Ridgewood Art Institute, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.  In April 2016 her painting "End of the Day" was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor at the American Watercolor Society’s annual exhibition and the painting was then selected for the society’s traveling exhibit. She herself has served as a juror of selection and juror of awards for both regional and national watercolor exhibits.

Susan was a featured artist in the February, 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine.  The article included several reproductions of paintings of her Brooklyn neighborhood, Brighton Beach, all created after the catastrophic impact of hurricane Sandy in 2012 and inspired by the area’s resilience.

Through the generous donation of our supporters, View and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is able to offer over $14,000 in awards and prizes.

2016 Awards
The Beechmont First & Gold Medallion: $2500
The Ruth G. Rosenau Silver Medallion: $1000
Judith & A. Richard Cohen Memorial for Abstraction: $1000
Morrison Family Award: $1000
Sallie & Gannon Kashiwa Award: $500
Adirondack Express Award for Strong Narrative Content: $500
Forest Runes Award in Memory of Scott Stuart: $500
Three Smart Sisters Award for Soft-Edged Expressionism: $500
Tina Wolfe Memorial Award: $500
Realism in Nature Award: $500
Martin Family Award: $500
The Howard Slater Memorial Award: $500
The Burstein Family Award: $500
The Arthur E. Baker, Jr. Memorial Award: $400
W.B. Romeling Memorial Fund Award: $400
Ben Emerson Memorial: “Eye for Color” Award
Pulsifer Award: $350
Trails & Streams Medallion for Woodland Theme: $300
Bradley C. Barnard Award: $300
Exhibition Award: $300
Finer Family Award: $300
Friedlander Award: $300
Gurdon & Mildred Evans Memorial Award: $300
Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society Award: $250
The Segaul Family Award: $250
Dr. Donald & Helen Budd Burness Memorial Award: $250
Margaret & William Foley Award: $250
Old Forge Hardware Award: $250
Brodock Award: $200
Garnet Award: $200

-    All works must be comprised of 90% water media.
-    Collage and prints are not eligible.
-    All entries must be of original design and personal execution created within the past 2 years.
-    Artwork previously shown at View is not eligible.

A non-refundable entry fee of $40/ $30 for members of View enables the artist to submit up to 2 works. Each artist may submit a total of 5 works at a cost of an additional $10 per image.   Payment should be made by the entry deadline at

-    All works must be of original design and copyright of the artist.
-    View reserves the right to utilize all images submitted to the Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors in promotion of the exhibition and for the general promotion of View.
-    View may rescind the right of hanging any work unsuitably presented or misrepresented.

Selected Works
-    Selection notification will be sent by April 17, 2017.
-    Selected paintings must be received at View no later than May 26, 2017.
-    View will retain a 35% Commission on all works sold.
-    Selected artwork must be suitably framed and ready for installation.
-    All shipping is at the expense of the artist. There will be a $10 handling fee for each package shipped to View. The handling fee covers condition reporting and photographing of the work as it arrives, and follow up conditioning and repacking at the conclusion of the exhibition.  You must include a prepaid shipping label for the return of the work. Accepted artists will receive detailed information regarding shipping and handling requirements.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: April 3, 2017
Notification of acceptance: April 17, 2017
Work to be received at View by: May 26, 2017
Jurying of Awards: June 1, 2017
Notification of Awards: June 30, 2017
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: August 4, 2017, 5-7pm
Exhibition Closes: October 8, 2017

Entering your Images
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