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Exhibition: Rocky Mountain National Watermedia – 50th Anniversary

September 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - October 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Rocky Mountain National Watermedia – 50th Anniversary

September 21 – October 28, 2023

2023 Jurors: Stephanie and Ken Goldman, AWS, NWS


Celebrating its 50th year – the “golden” anniversary – the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition attracts entrants from throughout the US and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country. RMNW submissions range from highly articulated realism to whimsical abstraction and the exhibit traditionally offers more than $20,000 in awards. This year, acclaimed watercolorists Ken and Stephanie Goldman have juried in 57 exceptional works from nearly 500 submissions, representing artists from more than 20 states.


2023 RMNW Schedule of Events:

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 21 from 4-7 pm
FREE to the public

Please join us as the award-winning pieces are revealed at the public opening reception on Thursday, September 21 from 4-7 pm at Center for the Arts Evergreen. Drinks and light fare will be offered, and the Goldmans will be joining the opening virtually to provide critique of their selections as prizes are awarded beginning at 6 pm.

Critique with Steve Griggs
Wednesday, October 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm
$15 per person

Join us for our LIVE in-person critique session in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition! Many of you may remember Steve Griggs, the 2021 RMNW juror. Steve’s generous and thoughtful critiques of the award-winning pieces inspired many of you to create more…and better. Now, we’re bringing Steve to all of you. Sign up to be a part of a live critique session on October 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Only $15 to receive amazing feedback and direction on your work and an opportunity to meet other thoughtful artists. You can submit ONE piece by email. Steve will review all pieces before October 11 and will have comments prepared for participants. It’s a great time to refine your ideas and take your work to the next level. This is open to any artist working in any 2-D medium. Wine and light snacks will be served! Maximum of 24 participants to receive feedback. We must receive your images by email (sara@evergreenarts.org) no later than October 1.

RMNW Public Demo Day
Saturday, October 14 from 10:30 am-4 pm
FREE to the public

We are welcoming RMNW-accepted artists to demo at Center for the Arts Evergreen. It will be a day filled with public art and beautiful paintings. We’ll welcome 6-8 artists who will each paint for 1 hour live in the CAE gallery. Come enjoy the beauty of the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition and see some of the professional artists in action!

Private Exhibition Tours
September 22-October 28
Weekdays from 10 am-4 pm

Looking for an outing for your social group, classroom, or friends? Join the CAE Curator, Sara Miller, on a guided tour of the 50th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition at Center for the Arts Evergreen. Sara will lead your group through the exhibition, highlighting award-winning pieces and teaching you all the inside secrets of the professional art world. Call 303-674-0056 or email sara@evergreenarts.org to schedule your tour.


About the Jurors:


CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painters and husband-wife duo, Ken & Stephanie Goldman, will serve as the jurors for the 50th Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. They will give a watermedia demonstration and each will teach a 1-day workshop at CAE. Both are established watermedia artists holding signature status in National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), and Watercolor Honor Society (WHS). Stephanie Goldman is known for her richly colored figures and insightful portraits. She is currently, and Ken was, President of NWS. Ken has exhibited widely in Holland, Paris, Italy, Greece, China, Colombia, Mexico, and the USA. He has been featured in numerous art magazines and TV specials. Stephanie’s paintings are in permanent national and international collections of private, corporate, and educational institutions. They have both authored publications and taught many workshops. CAE is excited to bring their expertise and distinct styles to RMNW.


Thank you to our 2023 Presenting Sponsors:




May 15, 2023 Deadline for receipt of entries (www.callforentry.org)
June 23, 2023 Juror selections announced and artists notified via email
July 1, 2023 Deadline for accepted artists’ contracts and all materials (artist’s statement, bio/resume, and photograph)
July 1 – 28, 2023 Shipped works will be accepted
July 16, 2023 (10:00-12:00) Hand-delivered works will be accepted
August 1, 2023 FREE afternoon demo with Ken Goldman
August 2, 2023 Master Workshop with 2023 Jurors Ken & Stephanie Goldman
September 21, 2023 (4-7 pm)

October 31, 2023

Opening Reception

Pick-up of unsold artwork

November 6, 2023 Unsold artwork shipped to artist


September 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
October 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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