HCWS-Sponsored Exhibitions

Members are invited to hang a painting of their own creation in the following HCWS-sponsored exhibitions.

HCWS Members' exhibits at monthly meetings

For the purpose of getting to know each other better and to learn from one another, members are invited to participate in the Members' Exhibits during the HCWS.  Please follow the guidelines on the registration form.  

HCWS Meeting Exhibit FormDownload

HCWS Annual Exhibition

This exhibition is judged by an independent art expert. Prizes are awarded during the reception.

  • One painting per person may be displayed.
  • Work submitted must not have been previously shown in any prior HCWS Annual Exhibition.
  • You may place your art for sale with the understanding that if your art work is sold during the exhibition,
  • 25% of the sale price will be kept by Watagua County Arts Council (WCAC).
  • Registration:  Register when you take your art to the ArtSpace. 
  • Location: Blue Ridge ArtSpace at the Watauga County Arts Countil (WCAC), Corner of State Farm and Shadowline, Boone, NC


2019 Dates:

  • Art Intake:  August 7, 10 AM -12 PM
  • Art Show:  August 10-September 7
  • ​Reception and Awards:  August 10, 5-7 PM
  • Art Pickup:  September 10 10 AM-12 PM


IMPORTANT: The Art Space is usually open from 12:00 until 6:00 or 7:00 PM.  Call Blue Ridge ArtSpace before you go to ensure the gallery will be open. There are times volunteers cannot be there and the gallery is not open. If the flag is out, the Blue Ridge ArtSpace is open. 

Jones' House Show

  • This show is not judged.
  • Bring 1-3 works to be exhibited
  • If you prefer, you may submit a painting that has been in any prior HCWS show. 
  • Location: Jones House =  604 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607


2019 Dates:

  • Art Intake: July 1, 10-2
  • Art Show: July 5-July 27
  • Art Pickup: July 29, 10-2

Exhibition Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to art work shown at an HCWS-sponsored exhibition

  • Exhibitors must be current members of HCWS.
  • The painting must be the original work of the artist and done without the assistance of an instructor. 
  • No replicas or any portion of a published or copyrighted work is to be submitted.
  • The majority of the painting must be done with water media.
  • Collage is acceptable if created using water media.
  • Art may be framed or canvas wrapped.
  • Frames should be in good condition.
  • The art must be ready to hang with a wire that can support the weight of the painting.
  • Size:
    • Due to the exhibition space at our venues, we suggest submitting paintings no larger than a full sheet with a reasonable size mat and frame e.g., 40x34. For this size, we prefer acrylic plastic sheet or nothing to reduce the weight.
    • Smaller works of art are appreciated and these may have glass, plastic or neither.
    • For art with unusual dimensions such as a long, narrow painting, or for any other questions, please consult with the exhibition chairperson.
  • HCWS and the venue administrator reserve the right to refuse to hang any piece of work which is not deemed to be of a suitable standard or content.
  • Neither HCWS, nor the venue, is responsible for art that falls off the wall or is otherwise damaged.

For more information, contact Judy Clarke at 828-264-6875 or judyclarke50@yahoo.com