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Rocky Mountain National Watermedia 2021

September 24 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 4:00 pm

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia 2021:  September 24-October 30, 2021
In memory of Dr. David Schnarch
Juror: Steve Griggs

The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 48th 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 a significant amount of cash awards. For 2021, we are pleased to announce that the Best in Show Award (Dr. David Schnarch Memorial Award) will be in the amount of $2,500.


CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, Steve Griggs, will serve as the juror for the 48th Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. He currently has signature membership with the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society and the Colorado Watercolor Society. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, American Impressionists Society, and the Michigan Watercolor Society. Steve frequently displays and sells work in local, state, regional, and national exhibitions and galleries. He has consistently won awards in national and regional exhibits since 2006, and he has collectors all over the world. His work has been featured in publications such as Southwest ArtWatercolor Artist, and The Artist magazines. Steve is a sought-after workshop and demonstration instructor with students from around the globe.

DEADLINE: May 17, 2021
SUBMISSION FEE: $40 submission fee for 2 images; $50 for 3 images
HOW TO APPLY: Click here to be directed to the CaFE 2021 Call for Entries


Master Watercolor Workshop with Steve Griggs
Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16
9 am – 4 pm
$265/ CAE members or $290/non-members
This workshop will take place in-person at Center for the Arts Evergreen AND on Zoom simultaneously. You can participate in either format!
Students will have a 30-60 minute break for lunch.

In this master workshop, you have the chance to spend two days learning from RMNW’s 2021 Juror and acclaimed-painter, Steve Griggs. You’ll learn how to create loose, moving, and evocative watercolor paintings with free and generous brush strokes. During this workshop, beginner to advanced level painters are invited to try out a variety of watercolor painting strategies and techniques to create loose, intuitive, free, and spontaneous effects. You will learn about color mixing, glazes, composition, drying time, thickness, and lost and found edges, while painting short, warm-up sketches as well as finished landscape, cityscape, and/or waterscape paintings.

Workshop sessions start with a demonstration painting, followed by a short instruction session, and then time for participants to work on their own paintings with individual attention and feedback. At the end of the painting session the group will gather for positive  and encouraging critique, typically filled with laughter and fun. After a lunch break, the afternoon sessions follow the same format. This style of painting will move participants out of their comfort zone. There is sure to be a lot of laughter and camaraderie as participants encourage one another’s efforts and discover the beauty that emerges as they develop their own loose painting voice.



Master Critique and Watercolor Workshop with Linda Daly Baker
Monday-Thursday, July 19-22
This workshop will take place in-person at Center for the Arts Evergreen AND on Zoom simultaneously. You can participate in either format!


September 24 @ 8:00 am
October 30 @ 4:00 pm
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Center for the Arts Evergreen
31880 Rocky Village Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439 United States


Center for the Arts Evergreen