Watercolor USA

Exhibit Details

June 5, 2021 - August 29, 2021
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

This is the 60th exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing aqueous media painting. The event is open to artists from all 50 states and US territories and judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by the Museum. This year’s exhibition will be judged by Nick Nelson, Director of the Springfield Art Museum. Approximately $20,000 in cash awards are available; top awards are $3,000, $2,000, and $1,500 cash. Additional cash awards are generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

Exhibit History

Organized in 1962 by the Springfield Art Museum, this event aims to attract the best in contemporary American watermedia and strives to exhibit work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium.

Exhibit Resources

Tour the Watercolor USA 2021 Virtual Exhibition

View the Watercolor USA 2021 Award Winners Video 

View the Watercolor USA 2021 Exhibition Preview Video

View the Watercolor USA 2021 Photo Album

View the List of Accepted Artists for Watercolor USA 2021

Click the links below for information related to other previous Watercolor USA exhibitions:

Tour the Watercolor USA 2020 Virtual Exhibition

2019, 2018, 20172016

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Support for Watercolor USA is provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates.