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AWASH 2022

SELECTED EXHIBITION

3 - 27 February 2022

Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk

This is our annual selected exhibition. Each painting will be judged by a selector panel chosen from outside of the society. In addition to selection, there are prizes awarded for different aspects of watercolour excellence.

The judges for 2022 are:

Lillias August RI: Artist

John Crossley RWS: Artist 

Richard Sorrell PPRWS, NEAC: Artist

To view the award winners from previous selected exhibitions, click here.

 

Key dates

Submissions portal open

Residents of East Anglia are invited to submit water media artwork to our Selected Exhibition.

Monday 15 November 2021

Submissions portal open

Residents of East Anglia are invited to submit water media artwork to our Selected Exhibition.

Monday 15 November 2021

Submissions portal closes

Monday 3 January 2022

Submissions portal closes

Monday 3 January 2022

Selection notification

Log into the submissions portal to view selected artwork

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Selection notification

Log into the submissions portal to view selected artwork

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Artwork delivery day

From 11am until 4pm by pre-booked delivery slots

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Artwork delivery day

From 11am until 4pm by pre-booked delivery slots

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Private View and Award Presentation

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 3 February 2022

Private View and Award Presentation

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 3 February 2022

Exhibition open to the public

Open 11 am to 4 pm daily

Thursday 3 February 2022 onwards

Exhibition open to the public

Open 11 am to 4 pm daily

Thursday 3 February 2022 onwards

Exhibition closes

Open 11 am to 4pm. Collection of unsold work from 4.30pm by pre-booked collection slots only.

Sunday 27 February 2022

Exhibition closes

Open 11 am to 4pm. Collection of unsold work from 4.30pm by pre-booked collection slots only.

Sunday 27 February 2022

Awash 2022 - Selected exhibition awards

  • The Royal Watercolour Society President's Award: Open category
  • The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour Award: Open category
  • The Sorrell Award: Open category
  • The SEAW Members Award: Open category, awarded to a SEAW Member
  • The St Cuthberts Mill Award: For an outstanding pure watercolour
  • The Brush Award: For a painting that displays brush expertise
  • The AJ Ludlow Award: For best use of warm and cool palette
  • The Daniel Smith Award: For innovative use of colour
  • The Daniel Smith Award: For imaginative use of texture
  • Tindalls Rosebowl Award: Open category trophy and prize
  • Tindalls Art Prize 1: For impressive watercolour fluidity
  • Tindalls Art Prize 2: For effective use of light and dark

Exhibitions

The Society holds three exhibitions throughout the year

Awash, selected exhibition provides an opportunity for residents of East Anglia to exhibit their work. It is a juried show and will be held in February in Norfolk.

Spring Exhibition is a showcase for full members of the Society. It is usually held in Suffolk.

In 2021, the late summer/early autumn exhibition was our Festival of Watercolour, open exhibition. In previous years this festival was held in Norfolk at Wells Maltings. This year it was held in Cambridgeshire.

Awards

The society awards prizes for paintings determined to be best in show by the judges at our annual selected exhibition.

What visitors say about our exhibitions

Lovely, well presented exhibition with real impact

So lovely to visit the exhibition again after 18 months

Exciting and bold

Fantastic quality and range of styles

Variety is eye-catching

‘Completely bowled over by the exhibition, absolutely beautiful’.

‘Super exhibition – lovely to see beautiful expressive watercolour’.

‘Beauty in paint, paper, perfection: excellent’

‘Wonderful variety of subjects and some very talented artists’.

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