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Rocky Mountain National Watermedia 2022

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia 2022


Submission Deadline: May 16, 2022

Exhibition Dates: September 23 – October 29, 2022 

The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 49th year, is presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country. This show traditionally offers more than $10,000 in cash awards. In 2022, the exhibit will be partially supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

CAE’s mission is to promote and cultivate artistic excellence and to enrich the art experience in our mountain community. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CAE is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. In 2017 we moved to a new facility, which includes a modern gallery space housed in a historic old school house that became a church and is now the new home of CAE.


CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, Soon Warren, will serve as the juror for the 49th Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Soon Y. Warren is a full-time artist, teacher, and workshop instructor, nationally and internationally. She has an Associate degree in commercial art. Soon is a signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Southern Watercolor Artist (SW), Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush (TWS), Transparent Watercolor Society (TWSA) and more. Her paintings and articles have been published in Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic Magazine, North Light Book, Southwest Art Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The Art of Watercolour, and Pratique des Arts. Her career awards have included a Purchase Award and Master’s Award in the National Watercolor Society exhibition, awards from the American Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and many more. Her paintings are in permanent national and international collections of private, corporate, and educational institutions. 

Soon Warren, the 2022 juror, will offer a 3-day Master Workshop entitled “Painting Vibrant Watercolors”, in-person at Center for the Arts Evergreen. The workshop will take place Wednesday-Friday, July 27-29, 2022 from 9:30 am-4 pm. Soon will also be offering a FREE demo on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 26.
Registration for the workshop is now open on our website at https://t81.8c9.myftpupload.com/event/painting-vibrant-watercolors-workshop-with-soon-warren/. For questions on the workshop, you may contact CAE’s Senior Director of Exhibitions, Education & Outreach, Sara Miller, sara@evergreenarts.org.



130 for $130 Fundraising Exhibit & Event

130 for $130 Exhibition & Fundraising Event


130 for $130

Thank you for generously considering a donation to 130 for $130!

Now, more than ever, we are so grateful to our community of artists for supporting CAE. Your donation is invaluable in making this fundraising event for CAE a success. All funds raised support our exhibitions, classes, and outreach all year long.

We are planning the event for July 15-August 5, 2022. We would like to have all donated artwork at CAE by June 17.

To be included in the event, please complete this online donation form by June 1 or email sara@evergreenarts.org for help. We ask that participating artists e-mail an image for the catalog prior to delivering your donation. Images should be emailed to sara@evergreenarts.org no later than June 1, 2022. Donated artwork may be dropped off June 13-17, 2022 from 9 am-3 pm.

Donated artwork for 130 for $130 can be any original fine art media: painting, drawing, prints, photography, sculpture, or ceramics—your choice!
– All works must be originals (please no giclée prints)
– All works must be valued at $130 or more.
– Donated works should be exhibition-ready with appropriate hanging or display hardware.
– Please note, canvases must be framed or have finished edges.
– Artwork cannot be accepted if it was part of a previous 120 for $120 event.
– Unfortunately, we cannot accept acrylic pours for our 2022 event.

Thank you again! We are elated to host this in person this year. 130 for $130 is such a wonderful way to expose your work to the art’s buying community in Evergreen and beyond!

DROP OFF: June 13-17, 2022, 9 am-3 pm