Watercolor Society of Alabama

Promoting and Supporting Watermedia Since 1939

Prospectus Violations

Q.   What are some recent violations of WSA prospectus requirements?

Answer:

In past exhibitions, there were numerous paintings that contained things for which they were not acceptable.  A few are listed as follows:

  • Older than two years
  • Applied texture mediums
  • Varnished
  • Not original paintings, published reference materials were used
  • Painted on canvas
  • Ornate frames, dirty or colored mats

When this was brought to the artists’ attention, most of them had not read or paid attention to the prospectus requirements.  We want everyone to be successful and not be rejected because they didn’t read the prospectus carefully.  Recently WSA reformatted the prospectus requirements in an easier form for the artist to read and hopefully follow.  The exhibition requirements have not changed; they have only been restated in a different format and all future prospectuses will follow this format.  In fairness to all WSA members the Screening Committee will be checking entries against all of the requirements listed in the prospectus.