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.

Steve Kleier, Portland OR, USA "Bike Race"

2020 NWS Members Exhibition


The Clock is Ticking...

Countdown to Enter has Begun!

The 2021 NWS Members Exhibition


This year's Online Exhibition is open to ALL NWS Members. 

The deadline for entering is February 12, 2021.

PROSPECTUS


Mat Barber Kennedy, Juror of Selection and Awards

 

www.MatBarberKennedy.com

Mat Barber Kennedy is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and of the

American Impressionists Society.  In 2008, he was awarded the Turner Medal in London. 


$10,000 CASH AWARDS

Named after our NWS Past Presidents

Three (3) $2000 Awards

Two (2) $1000 Awards

Four (4) $500 Awards


Questions:  Contact Judy Saltzman, NWS Exhibition Director at NWSExhibition@gmail.com


NWS 100th International Open Exhibition

Virtual Opening - https://youtu.be/sc9isnuQRWU

Exhibition Only (13 minutes) - https://youtu.be/4w4TfyQdmP8





NWS: The First 100 Years at Hilbert Museum of California Art



                             Zoom Login—https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4739757671

                            Meeting ID: 473 975 7671  (no passcode required)

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!


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Member Discounts



Online Donation goal

41%
Goal:
$100,000.00
Collected:
$40,631.00
We welcome your donation in any amount. You may also use this link to donate to our Annual Exhibition Awards Fund.