Current Exhibition

Selected Exhibition

Friday 23rd October -
Sunday 6th December 2020

Online only

Our Selected Exhibition will be held online for 6 weeks. Throughout the exhibition, buyers will be able to view and purchase artwork on this website.

Our judges will select work for the exhibition in the same way works are selected for a physical exhibition. As a result, art lovers will get a curated view of the best water-based media art from the East Anglian region.


Selected exhibition awards 2020

Prize sponsors

  • 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: Open category
  • Tindalls Art Prize 2: Open category
  • The Cambridge District Art Circle Award: For unique composition


The Society holds three exhibitions throughout the year

Awash Festival of Watercolours is held at the beginning of the year in Norfolk

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

Selected Exhibition provides an opportunity for residents of East Anglia to exhibit their work. It is a juried show and is usually held towards end of summer/beginning of autumn in Cambridgeshire.


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

‘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’.
‘A truly superb collection of very gifted works’.
‘Very talented exhibition’.
‘Excellent exhibition showing such variety of water medium’.
‘Interesting how varied the styles are, lots of talent and atmosphere in the paintings’.
‘Amazingly accomplished artists!’
‘Amazing watercolour exhibition, lots of variety of techniques – lovely’.
‘Wonderful exhibition, such variety, such talent’.
‘Very enjoyable and particularly well displayed’.


A guide to photographing your work for submission to exhibitions.


A guide to presenting and delivering artwork to exhibitions.

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