Next Exhibition

WATER WAYS

FESTIVAL OF WATERCOLOUR

3- 26 September 2021

Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, Cambridgeshire

The festival is a juried exhibition with artwork selected from all over East Anglia. As a result, art lovers will get a curated view of the best water-based media art from the region.

 

NON-MEMBERS and FRIENDS

Submit via the OESS portal (click on the button below)

MEMBERS

Submit via the email link sent out on 7 June 2021.

Or log into the member's area of this website and find the link there.

Key dates

Submissions portal open

Residents of East Anglia are invited to submit water media artwork to our festival of watercolour.

Monday 7 June

Submissions portal open

Residents of East Anglia are invited to submit water media artwork to our festival of watercolour.

Monday 7 June

Submissions portal closes

Friday 6 August

Submissions portal closes

Friday 6 August

Selection notification

Work selected for the exhibition will announced.

Tuesday 17 August

Selection notification

Work selected for the exhibition will announced.

Tuesday 17 August

Members' artwork delivery day

Tuesday 31 August

Members' artwork delivery day

Tuesday 31 August

Non-members' artwork delivery day

Wednesday 1 September

Non-members' artwork delivery day

Wednesday 1 September

Preview Day/Private View

Private viewing in the evening by invitation only.

Thursday 2 September

Preview Day/Private View

Private viewing in the evening by invitation only.

Thursday 2 September

Exhibition open to the public

Open 12 noon to 4 pm daily. Gallery closed to the public on Mondays.

Friday 3 September onwards

Exhibition open to the public

Open 12 noon to 4 pm daily. Gallery closed to the public on Mondays.

Friday 3 September onwards

Exhibition closes

Open noon to 4pm. Collection of unsold work from 4:30pm onwards.

Sunday 26 September

Exhibition closes

Open noon to 4pm. Collection of unsold work from 4:30pm onwards.

Sunday 26 September

Important information

It is crucial that artists who take part read the following key pieces of information before submitting artwork.

Exhibitions

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.

Awards

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’.

Photography

A guide to photographing your work for submission to exhibitions.

Presentation

A guide to presenting and delivering artwork to exhibitions.

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