This is a great opportunity to show everyone your paintings and maybe win a ribbon.
You will get good feedback from your fellow artists.

General Rules

  • Must be CVWS Member to enter a painting.
  • Paintings must be original works.
  • All your own idea!
  • Not from another’s artwork or a published photo
  • Not from workshops, art classes or instruction
  • Must have been painted within the last 2 years
  • Cannot have been shown in a CVWS judged show

Painter of the Year

  • All winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM and Demonstrator’s Choice) are eligible to compete in “Painter of the Year” at the last meeting of the season.
  • You may bring the same painting or another one to Painter of the Year (if neither has been entered in another CVWS event in the meantime)
  • Once you have won a ribbon in Painter of the Month, you may NOT re-enter for the rest of the season.
  • The winner of Painter of the Year may not compete in Painter of the Month during the next CVWS season.

Painting Styles:

  • Traditional watercolor, other water media, acrylics on paper, canvas or cradleboard are acceptable.
  • (See Exhibition Rules for more detail)

Framing Requirements:

  • Paintings may be displayed either framed or unframed.
  • Mats are required for paintings under plexi or glass, with a backing board to support the painting.
  • Framed paintings must have plexiglass if larger than 16 x 20”.
  • Canvases need not be framed.


  • To enter Painter of the Month you may sign up at the monthly meetings for the
  • following month or call the Painter of the Month coordinator.

If you have questions please call the Painter of the Month coordinator.
At this time - Moira Johannessen (760) 322-2523

Revised 10/2017