FSWS Members Open Exhibition Entry


Feb 2 - March 5, 2021

Searle & Kellogg Gallery, ArtCenter Manatee

Juror: Dean Mitchell

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made changes to our Receiving Day.

Please read this page carefully!!! 




Online Entries Accepted Jan. 2-Jan 29th Only, No Walk-ins on Receiving Day!

Important Dates: 

Jan.2-Jan 29th, 2021

Online Receiving Open

Artists upload all your painting information, digital image of your work (unframed & unmatted) and paid yearly dues and entry fees. (Just like we did for the online show)

Jan 30th, 2021, 9-12 pm

Painting Drop Off Times- We will have a drive-up drop off- the Compliance crew will meet you at

the front courtyard. Please be patient and wait your turn.

Work MUST be delivered to ArtCenter Manatee during this time! 


                 1:30-3 pm, Dean Mitchell Juries the Show

(Jenny & Dennis will make calls to anyone not accepted into the show to come pick up your work)


Feb 1st, 2021

ACM will hang the exhibition in both Kellogg and Searle Galleries. Jenny will oversee. 


Feb 4th, 2021 

Virtual Reception- Live on Facebook from FSWS, Recorded Youtube link on ArtCenter Manatee's website.

Award winners only in attendance (per ACM COVID-19 guidelines)

Our President and 1st VP, Jenny & Dennis Medved, will hand out awards. 


March 5th, 2021

Our exhibition closes.

           Members are welcome to come see the show at their convenience anytime between

Feb 2nd- March 5th.


March 6th, 2021 9-12 pm

Pickup Date;  All paintings need to be collected by artists from ACM


How to Enter

Eligibility – New and current members may submit paintings that meet the definition and criteria of either the Aqueous or Transparent Watercolor Exhibition.  All members’ dues must be current in order to enter an exhibition at the members’ entry fee.

Entry fees are not refundable. Members may enter up to two paintings in the show and you must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files.

Here's how to convert iPhone photos to JPEG-


Here's how to make the setting change in iOS:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone and go to “Camera”

  2. Choose “Formats” and select “Most Compatible” to shoot photos in JPEG format on iPhone camera.

  3. Exit out of Settings.


  • Members $25 for each painting (Members may submit 1 or 2 paintings per exhibition).  Dues must be paid before entering shows (Annual membership is $35)

  • Non-members may join at receiving (Annual membership is $35)

The competition is open to artists who reside in the Florida Suncoast Region only.

All works must be original and not from a workshop or class. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. Please review our General Prospectus here for further information:

Image requirements for entries: All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a hi-resolution JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 2 MB to ensure proper uploading).  The file that you attach is exactly as it will appear to the juror. Please submit your entry in the form below following these guidelines: