D'Anjou Pear
Sylvia Smith

2017 Mini Masterpieces

An Exhibition of Smaller Paintings by the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society (CVWS)

January 27-February 13, 2017

  Historical Society of Palm Desert Museum

72-861 El Paseo at Plaza Way (behind Staples)
Ph. 760-346-6588
Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon – 10 am to 3 pm
TAKE-IN: Thur, Jan 26, 2017, 10 am – 11:30 am
PICK-UP: Tue, Feb. 14, 12 pm – 2 pm
ARTIST RECEPTION: Fri, Jan 27, 2017, 12-2pm
PURPOSE and ELIGIBILITY of ARTISTS: To provide an exhibition opportunity for all current
CVWS members who enjoy creating smaller-sized masterpieces.
? All information on the most current Exhibition Rules (Rev 11/2016) applies to this show.
? Artwork that complies with either the Traditional or Open Categories is acceptable.
? Painting size: Maximum size on any outside edge including frame: 18”; minimum 5”.
? Each artist must commit to sitting the gallery at least one 3 hour shift or find a substitute.
ENTRY FEE: $15 for up to three (3) framed paintings and ten (10) bin paintings.

JUDGE: David Fairrington is an internationally known artist who paints a variety of subjects
but is especially known for his extensive portrait portfolio. His work may be viewed at and various other online sites.

AWARDS: Ribbons: Best in Show, 1st through 3th place, 3 Honorable Mentions, and Publicity

SALES: All paintings must be for sale. The price may not change once the painting is entered.
Minimum price: $40 each for both framed and bin paintings. CVWS will handle all sales and
charge the artist a 30% commission. A sold painting may be replaced by the artist. The
replacement painting must fit the show criteria.

LIABILITY: By submitting your entry form you are releasing CVWS and The Palm Desert
Historical Society and Museum from all liability for loss or damage to any artwork submitted.

TO ENTER: Complete the 2017 Mini Masterpieces Entry Form and mail with your entry fee to
the address on the form. Prepare all entry and bin paintings according to the instructions on the
entry form prior to take in.

Rev 11/2016

  • [pdf size= 16 href= ""]Bin Painting List[/pdf]
  • [pdf size= 16 href= ""]Mini Masterpiece Entry Form[/pdf]