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Art Shows, Competitions & Opportunities

Find the latest upcoming Art Shows  & Competitions here! Scroll down for information, entry rules and show dates.

NWWS 2 0 2 3  Annual Waterworks Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 28 - June 30, 2023

Entry Deadline: January 24, 2023 - 6:00pm PST

Paint Pots and Brush
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Paint Pots and Brush

2 0 2 3  C V G   S h o w

Application for Entry into the upcoming

2023 16th Annual CVG Juried Show:


 OPENS - September 6th, 2022

ENTRY DEADLINE: November 20th, 2022

Collective Visions Gallery announces the Sixteenth Annual CVG Show, a juried art competition for Photo/Digital, Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional art.  

All Washington State artists over the age of 18 are invited to submit work. 
There is no particular theme for this show. Artists are encouraged to submit their best pieces in any category, medium, or genre. 


Over $10,000 in prizes and awards will be awarded to winners in the several categories.



Best of Show/Mayor’s Award                   $1500.00 * 

Best of Kitsap Award                                $1000.00 * 

First Prize in Photo/Digital Arts                $1000.00    

First Prize in 2D Arts                                  $1000.00  

First Prize in 3D Arts                                  $1000.00    

Second Prize in Photo/Digital Arts           $500.00    

Second Prize in 2D Arts                             $500.00  

Second Prize in 3D Arts                             $500.00    

Third Prize in Photo/Digital Arts               $250.00     

Third Prize in 2D Arts                                $250.00    

Third Prize in 3D Arts                                $250.00    

People’s Choice Award                             $300.00    


Honorable Mentions Awards: up to 10 awarded; $25 gift card to Artist's Edge    

Purchase Prize Fund                                   TBD *


*These awards are selected by specific sponsors or exhibition viewers   

About our Juror, Carla O'Connor

Carla O'Connor received her BFA in painting from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.  Additional formal study at the University of the Americas, Mexico City; University of Dayton, Ohio and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 

O'Connor is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society and American Women Artists and is an AWS Dolphin Fellow and an NWWS Gold member.  She is also an honorary member of the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute of Nanjing, China.


She has received numerous awards for her work over many years in shows and exhibitions that include the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition, the National Watercolor Society, North West Watercolor Society, the Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Watermedia Masters, Nanjing, China, the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Exhibition, the Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial, China, the permanent collection of the Shenzhen Art Museum in Shenzhen, China,  the Fallbrook Art Center, Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, the CVG Juried Show, the International Society of Experimental Artists, and American Women Artists Exhibitions.  


O’Connor has been a juror for numerous national and regional groups including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Arizona Watercolor Association; the Adirondacks International Exhibition of American Watercolors, the Federation of Canadian Artists Exhibition and, the California Watercolor Association, Watercolor Art Society – Houston and Rocky Mountain National Exhibition.  She has been a juror for the Artist’s Magazine, Experimental Category (December 2004 issue) and for Watercolor Magic Magazine, Portrait Category in the Fall of 2005.  O’Connor served as Chairman for the 2008 AWS awards jury, as a juror of selection for the AWS International Exhibition in 2011 and 2020 and to the NWS National Exhibition as a juror of selection in 2018.


Carla's work appeared in “A Fluid Tradition, Northwest Watercolor Society…The First 75 Years”; "Splash5 - The Glory of Color" published by Northlight Books and "Exploring Color" and “The New Creative Artist” (2006) by Nita Leland. American Artist’s Watercolor Magazine Summer 2008 issue titled: Modern Masters: Profiles of Watercolorists Who Inspire and Inform.  Her painting “The Courtesans” was included in Pratique Des Arts, France, December 2009 and she was a featured artist in L’Art De L’Aquarelle in June, 2011.  She one of nine artists included in “Inspirations & Technical Breakthroughs: Secrets from the Contemporary International Watercolor Masters, Volume 1 (Chinese language publication by Zhou Tianya & Ruan Hoe), 2012.  She is included in a book by Konstantin Sterkhov titled “Masters of Watercolor”, April, 2018.


Carla has taught numerous watercolor workshops across the United States and Canada; Prague, the Czech Republic, and in Lucca, Italy.

Carla exhibits in the Brumfield Gallery, Astoria, Oregon. A selection of her paintings can also be seen on the Internet at


“It has taken a lifetime to learn how to draw, paint and see.  Years of education, experiences, practice, choices, failures and successes have all contributed to finding my creative self.  I try to trust that it is stored in an intuitive vault allowing me to paint what I feel without conscious reasoning or a pre-conceived final result.  I react to the painting process with excitement and anticipation of inevitable challenges and surprises that I could never have foreseen beforehand and I am always a little saddened when the process of creation comes to an end.”

























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