Members Exhibition

Introducing the 2023 WSST Members Exhibition

How To Enter

Submit Your Work

Please send us your (2) two of (1) one entry via email once you have paid your entry fee (see details below).

Include Important Details

Don’t forget to include important details like name, date, email, price, and size of the work entered. 

Learn & Grow Through Each Other

Include in your email if you are dropping off this work to hang at the art center or if you are entering virtually.

This year marks our 53rd Anniversary as a society! 

We plan to have the event both online “virtually” and in-person for those who live in the area.  This will allow both our out-of-town members to enter their works and local members to showcase their work at the Port Aransas Art Center.  

All works this year will be judged by Ari de Goes Jr from Brazil.  

In-person art drop-off will be July 24th from 10-12pm at the Port Aransas Art Center.  We ask that all local members who are participating in this year’s exhibition hang their work for sale at the Port Aransas Art Center.  

Thank you again for participating in this wonderful event.  

Exhibition Calendar



Online Entry Deadline

Early submission begins June 1st, with deadline for online submissions on July 15th. Guest artist Ari De Goes Jr. will judge the online entry and announce the winners and awards on July 23rd.

*To be eligible for prize money, the winners will submit a photo of the painting, signature and artist holding the painting for inclusion to our website and annoucements.









June 2023

Entry & Submission Begins

Participate in early submission by submitting your work on our website using the button below.

June 1, 2023

Website Submission


July 2023

Deadline For Online Entry

The deadline for online entries ends on July 15, 2023.

July 15, 2023

Website Submission

16 – 29

July 2023

Judging Period For Online Entries

Judging of online entries will be conducted by Ari De Goes Jr. Announcement of winners and awards will he on July 23rd**

July 16 - 29, 2023

Website Submission

4 – 31

August 2023

In-Person and Virtual Show

Paintings will be made available for purchase with 40% of proceeds going to the Port Aransas Art Center. 

August 4 - 31, 2023

Port Aransas Art Center


September 2023

Exhibition Ends & Pick-Up Paintings

The 2023 WSST Members Exhibition ends on September 1, 2023. Please pick up your paintings from the Port Aransas Art Center.

July 31, 2023

Port Aransas Art Center

Exhibition Eligibility

The exhibit is open to current members of the Watercolor Society of South Texas. Members may enter up to two (2) original paintings with a fee total of $40.  Paintings must have been completed within the last two (2) years. All entries should be in aqueous medium such as transparent and opaque watercolors, gouache, acrylics, egg tempera, casein, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons and water -soluble inks. Water based media collage is acceptable. No paintings completed under supervision or instruction are acceptable. 

Presentation/Framing (For in-person exhibition only) 

All submitted work must meet the following requirements:

  • Maximum frame size is not to exceed 72 inches (Length + Width of work).
  • Paintings must be matted and framed under plexi-glass or can be presented without plexi-glass if properly varnished.
  • Floating frames are allowed as long as the work is matted (Watercolor work can float OVER mat) and the hanging wire is hidden.
  • Paintings must have adequate wire hangers (no saw tooth or clip frames accepted)
  • Frame must be simple and without ornamentation. Frames may be of any color.
  • Mats much be white or light-colored neutral tones (a colored liner is acceptable)
  • A label with the title, value, artist name, and telephone number should be affixed along the upper right-hand corner to the back surface of the work. (See labels below for printing)

Meet Your 2023 Judge, Ari de Goes Jr.

Ari de Goes Jr is a Brazilian watercolor artist from São Paulo, Brazil.  He started his career in advertising and marketing.   He worked for more than 30 years as an Art director, Creative director and started his own Ad Agency.  His work focused on photography, entrepreneurship, administrative practices, leadership, mediation, coordination and group work, guidance and human development.

He began painting professionally at age 14 in advertising agencies.  Since 2011, he developed his authorial work with watercolor in editorial projects, galleries and as a professor of technique and orientation of the individual artistic process for beginners and advanced artists.

He conducts classes, workshops in Brazil and around the world.    As a plein air artist, he promotes monthly outdoor painting excursions with a group of students in  the beautiful region of Santa Catarina, Brazil.   He is involved in coordinating group studies in Florianópolis, Brazil.  He is now acting Director of Communication of the NGO Casa da Criança Morro da Penitenciária since 2018, with participation in social and artistic projects in the area of Childhood and adolescence.

Award & Sales Information

All work must be for sale. Please attach a price to each entry. All work will be exhibited online for sale with proceeds (40% donation) going to the Port Aransas Art Center. Your work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit and on the website.

Awards Information

  • Best of Show – $550
  • First Place – $400
  • Second Place – $300
  • Third Place – $200
  • Distinction and Memorial Awards  (6) – $50
  • All members who submit work are eligible for an award.
  • Only one (1) award will be given to a single individual per category.
  • Although members are allowed to submit two (2) works, only one (1) work is eligible for an award of distinction.
  • Persons receiving awards will gain credit towards WSST Signature status.


Entry grants the WSST and the Port Aransas Art Center permission to reproduce work for records and promotional purposes. Although the utmost care will be taken in handling artwork, neither the WSST and Port Aransas Art Center, its representatives or individuals working with Port Aransas Art Center will be responsible for damage or loss whatever the cause. Artists are responsible for providing their own insurance for accepted work. 

Members Exhibition Archive

2020 Members Exhibition

Click the buttons below to access the playbill or downloadable PDF for the 2020 Members Exhibition Archive.

2021 Members Exhibition

Click the buttons below to access the playbill or downloadable PDF for the 2021 Members Exhibition Archive.

2022 Members Exhibition

Click the buttons below to access the playbill or downloadable PDF for the 2022 Members Exhibition Archive.