Aqueous Open 2017

71st Annual International Exhibition

September 30-October 21, 2017

Spinning Plate Gallery

5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11-4

Pat Dews' Demo: Sept. 24 1:00 PM at Andrew Carnegie Library, Carnegie, PA

Demo is free to PWS members, $5 for non-members (fee collected at the door)

Pat Dews Workshop: Sept. 25-28 Andrew Carnegie Library, Carnegie, PA

$400 for non-members, $375 for members. To register click here

Workshop description "Paint Better Abstracts", click here. Supplies list, click here.

Aqueous Open is the annual PWS exhibit open to all participants, member or not. Two pieces may be submitted (only one may be accepted). Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards.

Juror: Pat Dews

For the prospectus, click here. For help with creating a digital entry, click here.

To register and pay online by July 5 using Call for Entry (, click here.

Questions? Contact the show chairs at

Aqueous Open 2017 Important Dates

 Prospectus Available Online April 1, 2017
 Entry Deadline  July 5
 Acceptances Notified  First week of August
 Delivery of Accepted Work (shipped)  Sept. 18-22
 Delivery of Accepted Work (hand)  Sept. 23 2-4 PM
 Opening Reception  Sept. 30 5-8 PM
 Pick Up Work  Oct. 21 5-8 PM 
 Oct. 22 2-4 PM
 Shipped Work Return  By Nov. 2

Accepted shipped work only (choose one)
$50 USD handling fee for shipped domestic work or international work shipped via domestic clearinghouse
(work must include pre-paid, pre-arranged return shipping documents and instructions)

$130 USD handling fee plus return shipping fee for international work shipped outside US
(work must include all completed return documentation, airbills, customs forms and appraisal (if value is over $300))

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