2000 Prospectus
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Northern Plains Watercolor Society

Call for entries
5th Annual Exhibition

October 14, 2000 - November 11, 2000

Rapid City, South Dakota


July 31, 2000

                POSTMARK DEADLINE for submissions of slides.

September 7, 2000

                Notification begins.           

October 4 - October 11, 2000

                Delivery of accepted paintings to Prairie Edge Gallery.

                Hand deliver October 12 during regular business hours.

October 14, 2000

                2:00 PM General Membership Meeting

                3:00 PM Gallery Talk with Mr. Hines

                5:00 - 7:00 Reception and Awards Ceremony, Show opens to public.

October 15 and 16

                9 AM - 5 PM Workshop by Jack Hines and Jessica Zemsky

November 5, 2000

                Closing Reception

November 11, 2000

                5th Annual Exhibition closes.

November 13 - 17

                Paintings available for pickup; paintings shipped.


The juror of Awards will choose awards after the paintings have been received. Cash awards in excess of $2,000 will be awarded.


Open to residents of CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, and WY. All entrants must be a minimum of 18 years old. Each entry must be the work of a single artist, and executed within the past two years. Works previously entered and accepted are not eligible.

Juror of Awards

We feel quite honored to have as our Juror for the 5th Annual Exhibition, Mr. Jack Hines. Jack Hines was born on a farm in eastern Nebraska, close by the Platte River and beside the Oregon Trail. His devotion to art has led him far from that rural beginning to schooling and the professional practice of painting for over fifty-five years. The Art Center College of Design, Choinard Art Institute and the Art Students League have been sources of education in the field. His artist wife, Jessica Zemsky, provides working companionship and deep motivation for his work. The historic and contemporary west, the wonders of marine life and the mature cultures found in their frequent painting trips to Europe, provide the impetus for their expressions in art. Mr. Hines, a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, was featured in the Spring 2000 issue of Watercolor Magic, and the June 2000 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.


Artwork must be painted as transparent watercolor, applied only in a transparent manner. Medium must be based in a gum arabic binder; pigment must be resoluble in water. Use of white, acrylic, gouache, ink, pastel, colored pencil, metallic, collage or surface constructions will not be allowed. Works must be painted on a single piece of untreated paper. Use of gesso, priming, or embossing is not permitted. Handmade paper must be free of pigment and/or imbedded materials.


Accepted work must be quality framed behind plexiglass, and wired to hang. Top mats must be white, off-white or very light neutral, no exceptions. Color filets are acceptable. Maximum frame size cannot exceed 500 in either direction. Minimum image size is 8" x 10" (80 sq. in.). All works will be reviewed by the NPWS screening committee for Prospectus infringements. This committee’s decisions are final. If works do not pass the final screening, they will not be exhibited and will be returned at the artist’s expense. Jurying will be based only on the artwork. The slides of accepted work will be retained permanently by NPWS for use for publicity and show publication only. Prairie Edge will handle all sales. A 35% commission will be charged.

Statement of Liability

Artists are responsible for insuring their paintings to and from the exhibition. Prairie Edge provides insurance during the exhibition. Neither NPWS or Prairie Edge will be responsible for damage or loss of artwork during shipment.

Fees and Shipping

The entrance fee for NPWS members is $15.00 for up to three slides. The fee for non-members is $20.00 for up to three slides. Due at the time of shipping, an uncrating/crating fee of $10.00 per crate will be charged to all accepted entrants. This fee must be enclosed with the accepted painting(s). Artists are responsible for shipping fees both ways. Please purchase a call tag for the return shipping for your painting. This is a requirement for all accepted paintings. Paintings must be wrapped in foam, bubble wrap, or paper packing. No peanuts, please. Any repairs made necessary by poor packing or improper framing will be billed to the artist.

Method of Entry

Each artist may enter up to three original watercolors. Slides must be mounted in 2" x 2" cardboard or plastic holders. Artists may not substitute another work for accepted originals, nor change the sale price, nor withdraw accepted entries. Enclose a #10 SASE for notification of acceptance and return of unaccepted slides. Label slides as shown below. Mark each slide with your name, title of artwork and an arrow pointing up. Include both image and frame dimensions. Indicate #1, #2, or #3 in the upper right-hand corner to identify entries. Two paintings per artist may be selected.

Mail Entry Forms To:

Northern Plains Watercolor Society
PO Box 9724
Rapid City SD 57709-9724 

I understand and agree to the liability and to abide by all the rules and stipulations set forth in the Prospectus of the NPWS 5th Annual Transparent Watercolor Exhibition.

Artist's Signature

____ Member  ____ Signature Member ____  Non-member


Entry Checklist

____ Place slide in plastic slide holder and label

____ Enclose check made payable to
         Northern Plains Watercolor Society
        U.S. funds only.

____ Fill out and sign Entry Form

____ Enclose #10 SASE for return of unaccepted slides

____ (NPWS dues - $25.00 Annually)

Please fill in all blanks. Please PRINT.

Name ____________________________

Address __________________________

City _____________________________


Phone (_____)______________________

Entry No. 1

Title ___________________________
Image Size______________________
Frame Size ______________________
Price ___________________________
Insurance Value _________________
____ Accepted         ____ Declined


Entry No. 2

Title ___________________________
Image Size______________________
Frame Size ______________________
Price ___________________________
Insurance Value _________________
____ Accepted         ____ Declined


Entry No. 3

Title ___________________________
Image Size______________________
Frame Size ______________________
Price ___________________________
Insurance Value _________________
____ Accepted         ____ Declined



Northern Plains Watercolor Society
PO Box 849 - Rapid City SD 57709