San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition

The San Diego Watercolor Society was established in 1965 and is one of the largest and most active in the United States. Its International Exhibition is widely recognized for its high standard of excellence in water based media art.

For over three decades, the International Exhibition has been the highlight of the year for SDWS. This annual event attracts entries from hundreds of water based media artists worldwide. Accepted artists are eligible for large cash and merchandise awards. Thousands of visitors view the exhibition during the month of October. 


Important Dates


FIRST LOOK VIP RECEPTION (INVITE ONLY): September 30, 2022, 5-8pm


ARTIST BREAKFAST (INVITE ONLY): October 2, 2022, 9:00-11am

EXHIBITION OPENS: October 2, 2022

EXHIBITION CLOSES: October 31, 2022





It is crucial to read the entire Prospectus prior to entering. All eligibility requirements including the allowed media, substrates, dates, and other important information are described in the Prospectus. San Diego Watercolor Society Members should take note that these requirements are different from a monthly member show. Please email the International Exhibition Team at with any questions. 

Click HERE for the 2022 42nd International Exhibition Prospectus

Click HERE for the 2022 List of Accepted Artists

Click HERE for forms & instructions (Accepted Artists Only) PAY FEES & DOWNLOAD FORMS



42nd International Exhibition Juror: Linda Daly Baker, AWS-DF, NWS

Linda Daly Baker

Linda Daly Baker is a signature member of AWS and TWSA, as well as several other organizations.  Her work has been published in many periodicals including L’Aquarelle and Watercolor magazines.  Linda is included in several of the Splash books and was recently featured in the Masters of Watercolor (published in Russia) and has two instructional videos through Creative Catalyst Productions.  Her many awards include those received from AWS, NWS and Watercolor West. Her work has recently been collected by a museum in China.  Linda is a sought-after juror and workshop instructor and has traveled both to Turkey and China during this past year.

For a complete bio visit or





Past Exhibitions - Online Galleries


2021 41st International Exhibition

2020 40th International Exhibition

2019 39th International Exhibition

2018 38th International Exhibition

2017 37th International Exhibition

2016 36th International Exhibition

2015 35th International Exhibition

2014 34th International Exhibition