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. 


New message from Denise Willing-Booher, NWS President

https://youtu.be/5TnkNUQ7csY


          

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

NWS MEMBERS EXHIBITION VIDEO


The National Watercolor Society's

100th International Open Exhibition - online


ENTRIES PORTION IS NOW CLOSED

CHECK BACK HERE FOR LIST OF ACCEPTED ARTISTS

By MONDAY, JUNE 15th.  


AWARDS: est $45,000 in cash and merchandise

CLICK HERE FOR CAFE DETAILS


PROSPECTUS 



JURORS OF SELECTION: 

Juror: Katherine Chang Liu

katherinechangliu.com


Juror:  Dean Mitchell

deanmitchellstudio.com


Juror: John Salminen

johnsalminen.com


JUDGE OF AWARDS: Mary Whyte

marywhyte.com


QUESTIONS:

Contact Penny Hill, NWS Director Exhibitions:

NWSAnnualExhib@gmail.com

We are looking forward to receiving your fabulous entry.


As a gesture of solidaraity and support for you, our Members, during the pandemic, NWS is discounting the entry fee $30 instead of our normal $20. 

Check in the Members' Only Section for Coupon Code and screen shot of the CaFE checkout. If you need assistance, please reach out to us prior to proceeding to checkout.  Sorry, NO refunds can be issued after your entry is complete. 


NWS 50 Stars Exhibition 2020

Online Exhibition Dates: July 9—Sept. 13, 2020  

MARY WHYTE:  The Portrait and The Figure Workshop


October 14 - October 16, 2020

Accepting Early Registration  / Only 20 Spots

Click here for Flyer

Click here for Registration Form


VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES  

Watch the videos below through Teachable

Carla O'Connor, AWS, NWS

Are You In or Out?

CLICK HERE  for this 45 minute FREE talk.

 

Click here for Geoff McCormack - NWS Gallery Walk (Free)


Click here for a 2 for 1 Creative Bundle

featuring Geoffrey McCormack and Linda A. Doll


Join Us Today

With an exciting vision and a new appreciation for an old art form, the California Water Color Society was founded in 1920. As the country grew, painters found inspiration in the expansive western lands and were, in their way, pioneers of a new spirit.

The name of the society has changed twice since that time: first in 1967, to California National Watercolor Society; then in 1975, when the members voted to become simply the National Watercolor Society.




NWS Members are eligible for member discounts from our Sponsors!  


Don't forget to check the Member Discounts page for new specials!


Click here for more information:


Member Discounts



Online Donation goal

39%
Goal:
$100,000.00
Collected:
$39,415.00
We welcome your donation in any amount. You may also use this link to donate to our Annual Exhibition Awards Fund.