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Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

2018 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

August 4 - September 30, 2018

Submission Deadline: April 2, 2018


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


John Gardner

Director of Visual Arts and Exhibitions


PO box 1144

3273 State Route 28

Old Forge, NY 13420

315 369 6411 ext 206



Juror of Selection: Daniel Tennant


Daniel K. Tennant studied for four years under nationally known watercolorist, Merrill A. Bailey, AWS (1909-1981). Daniel earned a BFA in painting from Syracuse University where he was a scholarship student. He has been painting solely in gouache (opaque watercolors) since 1979. He showed in New York City for twenty years where he had two, two man shows. He now shows at Settlers West Galleries in Tucson, Arizona. His work is in two permanent museum collections as well as private and corporate collections. He authored the book, Realistic Painting (Walter Foster Publishing), and has been published on book covers, books, magazines, calendars and limited edition prints. Over the past twenty nine years he has won thirteen various awards at the ANEAW and five of those awards were the Peoples' Choice award. Dan is married and has four grown children. He lives in Central New York State where he paints almost daily.


Juror of Awards: Douglas Wiltraut


Douglas Wiltraut, one of America's foremost painters in egg tempera and dry brush watercolor graduated from Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA with a BFA in Painting in 1973. Currently the President of the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, Inc., he has been the recipient of the Butler Institute of American Art Award, the Today’s Art Medal, the Knickerbocker Artists Gold and Silver Medals of Honor and four time recipient of the Ralph Fabri Medal. In 1999 he was awarded the Adirondacks Wilderness Award with the Rouse Gold Medallion followed by the Trails & Streams Medal in 2000, both in the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. He was the subject of a feature article on egg tempera painting in both American Artist and The Artist’s Magazine and his acrylic paintings were discussed in an article in Palette Talk. He conducted the Brandywine Workshop in egg tempera painting for American Artist magazine and his work was included in the American Artist Golden Anniversary Exhibition and the Berman Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibition. In 1998 he received the Arts Ovation Award from the City of Allentown.




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.


2018 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 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, 2018

-      Selected paintings must be received at View no later than May 25th, 2018

-      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 2, 2018

Notification of acceptance: April 17, 2018

Work to be received at View by:  May 25th, 2018

Jurying of Awards: May 31st, 2018

Notification of Awards: June 29th, 2018

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: August 3rd, 5-7pm

Exhibition Closes: September 30, 2018


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