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Valley Artists Guild
2024 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition





Presented by


Valley Artists Guild



June 16 to July 20, 2024

The Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm 

Rt. 100, Waitsfield, VT 05673




Richard Sneary


Richard is drawn to subjects by light and color, but also by the sense of place, its character, and the story he sees in it. It is the juxtaposition of light, color, contrast, form, abstraction and detail that make the paintings work for him. Richard is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Missouri Watercolor Society and is well respected on the plein air circuit. 





April 18, 2024 9 am PST - deadline for entries at


May 1: notification of acceptance

May 27 – 30: shipped paintings accepted

June 1: hand delivered paintings accepted

June 16, 5:00 to 7:00 pm: opening reception

July 20: exhibition closes

July 21 – 22: paintings available for pick-up

July 23 – 27: shipped paintings returned






The exhibition is open to all artists working with transparent and opaque watercolors, gouache or water soluble inks on paper, synthetic paper or watercolor board…no acrylic, casein, egg tempera, permanent inks, pastels, colored pencil, collage or any form of pre-print or reproductions.


Work must be artists original work from sources attributed to the artist and executed solely by the artist.



Selections for the exhibition will be made from JPEG images by a panel of jurors holding signature membership in watercolor societies.  Awards will be made by the judge of awards from delivered work once the exhibition is hung.

$8000+ and merchandise awards anticipated




All submitted work must meet the following requirements:

            …maximum frame size is 48 inches in any direction

            …new in 2024 white, neutral or colored mats accepted

            …unvarnished work must be protected by glass (hand delivered) or plexiglass (shipped work)        

…varnished work must be framed

…frames must have appropriate wire for hanging – no sawtooth or loop hangers

…work misrepresented by the submitted images may be rejected

…once submitted, title and price remain firm and cannot be changed


Entry grants the Valley Artists Guild permission to reproduce work for records and promotional purposes. Neither Valley Artists Guild, its representatives nor individuals working with the Valley Artists Guild will be held responsible for damage or loss whatever the cause. Artists are responsible for providing their own insurance for accepted work.



Complete instructions for preparing, delivery of or shipping work will be provided upon acceptance into the exhibition.

Withdrawing work, once accepted, will result in refusal for entry for the consecutive two years.



Work may be priced or NFS.

Sale price is to be established by the artist and cannot be changed once submitted.

Any painting sold is subject to a 35% commission to Valley Artists Guild.


Due to the nature of the exhibition location and the large tourist clientele, sold work may be removed from the exhibition space. Unsold work must remain hanging through the close of the exhibition.


Payment to artists will be made within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.





Entry through


Images must be jpg and under 4 mb. For best results, images should be at least 1920 pixels (min 800) on the longest side @ 72 dpi. For help with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351


A single entry fee of $35.00 applies for either 1 or 2 paintings - both may be accepted. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry confirms the artists acceptance of the regulations stipulated in the prospectus.


For more information contact Gary Eckhart, exhibition curator, at or 802.583.2224.

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