The National Watercolor Society is one of the oldest non-profit artist-led societies in the United States. Our mission - encouraging innovation in watermedia through education, outreach, and exhibitions - promote the advancement of watermedia and inspire the next generation of watermedia artists. Be sure to check out the EXHIBITIONS and VIDEO Tabs.
NWS 50 Stars Exhibition 2020
Online Exhibition Dates: July 9—Sept. 13, 2020
Our NWS 50 Stars Exhibition is wonderfully diverse in medium, voice and style. We are very proud to showcase watermedia societies throughout the USA and our joint artist members and their artwork. The artists were juried into this exhibition by their home state society.
For 100 years NWS hasencouraged innovation in watermedia through education, outreach and exhibition. We are excited to promote the advancement of watermedia and inspiring watermedia artists for the next decade.
Special thanks to the US Watercolor Societies’ presidents and board members who partnered with NWS to make this remarkable exhibition happen. Many thanks to Bruce Bobick, NWS, our Juror of Awards. It was a pleasure working with you. Congratulations to the Award winners and artists for making the cut and inspiring all of us!
Thank you, NWS International Open Exhibition Entrants!
"Keep dreaming, creating and reaching." Denise Willing Booher
The National Watercolor Society Board of Directors salutes you as an artist with masterful work. We received 1000+ strong entries for our Centennial Celebration. Unfortunately, not all the paintings could be chosen by our Jurors. We will be watching for more of your
inspiring artwork in future exhibitions.
Watch for details on our upcoming 100th year celebrations, exhibitions and virtual event at NationalWatercolorSociety.org
Keep your brushes wet!
Make a Splash! Call for Entries
EXHIBITION DATES: Nov 14, 2020-Feb 20, 2021
Entry Deadline-July 31, 2020
Be a part of the NWS 100 Year Celebratory Exhibition
at the Hilbert Museum of California Art
We have teamed up to organize a must-enter exhibition.
Lee Blair - "Barnsdall Park" Rex Brandt - "Newport Jetty" Rex Brandt - "Racing Sails"
This exhibition is open to ALL current members
of National Watercolor Society
NWS First 100 Years Exhibition
Entry is through-Call for Entry
Images courtesy of the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ACCEPTED ARTISTS
Rick Anderson, MaryLou Andrews, Sylvia Aruffo, Walter Askin, Kate Aubrey, Deena Ball, Linda Banks, Joanna Barnum, Sean Barrett, Helen Beacham, Robin Becic, Mark Bird, Matthew Bird, Sagnik Biswas, Cindy Brabec-King, Michael Broshar, Didier Brot, Helen Burkett, Patrice Cameron, Stuart Cantor, Carol Carpenter, Richard Tejun Chao, Lil Clinard, David Colon Jr, Antonio Darden, Sanjay Desai, Deidre DeWaal, Joseph Di Bella, Vera Dickerson, Christine Duke, Kelly Eddington, Rose Edin, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Ryan Fox, Antoaneta Georgieva, Jean Gill, Douglas Greer, Rachael Grimm, Xi Guo, Diane Halley, James Hartel, Catherine Hillis, Tina Hotchkiss, Bronwen Jones, Steve Kleier, Molly Knorr, Seiko Konya, Mariko Kowalski, Mel Lacki, Carolyn Latanision, Yan Liang, Jackie Lyles, Anne McCartney, Louisa Mchugh, Susabette Meister, Kristie Mooney, Karen Nolan, Setsuko Ohara, Michael Payette, Stephen Ravenscraft, Judy Saltzman, Dean Seagren, Zhifang Shi, Jonathan Shirey, Jennifer Sowders, Eileen Sudzina, Robert Tandecki, Michael Tang, Cristine Weatherby, Frank Wengen, Linda Wilmes and Celia Wu.
ALL THE ARTWORK
MAYBE VIEWED ON THE NWS GALLERY
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We welcome your donation in any amount. You may also use this link to donate to our Annual Exhibition Awards Fund.