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.
Denny Bond, East Petersburg, PA USA, "Alarmed"
2019 NWS Members Exhibition
Lee Wexler President 1987 - Award
Time is Ticking ... enter the
NWS 2020 Annual Members Exhibition!
Be part of our centennial celebration! All NWS Members are eligible to enter. The deadline for entering the National Watercolor Society's Centennial 2020 Members Exhibition
is Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12:00noon MST
Don't procrastinate, enter today!
Juror: Carlson Hatton www.CarlsonHatton.com
Awards: Three (3) $1000 Awards and four (4) $500 Awards will be awarded
to honor our Past Presidents.
Questions: Contact Penny Hill, NWS Director - Exhibitions:
We're saving a spot in the NWS Gallery for your painting
"The new year lays before us, like a sketch for a painting, waiting to be created. Paint the painting with joy and courage." Denise Willing-Booher
NWS has entered our Centennial year. As artists we look back with awe to the painters that came before us and ahead with aspiration, determination and resolve to follow our own artistic paths to reach higher and create with courage. I am grateful, as your new President, for you our members/sponsors and those who came before us whom we revere. Join with NWS in Celebrating 100 years strong in 2020.
In Celebration 2020:
NWS Annual Members Exhibition - Submissions now
Visions Adjoin - US/Canada Exchange Exhibition
NWS International Centennial Open Exhibition 2020 - Submissions online 4/1/2020
NWS 50 Stars Exhibition 2020 - Stars of the US Watercolor Societies
NWS Hilbert Museum Exhibition- The Art of NWS: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow -
Submissions coming soon
Congratulations to our New Board and our sincere gratitude to Past President Robbie Laird and Kathleen Cornelius, our former secretary.
NWS New Board of Directors 2020
President: Denise Willing-Booher
Vice President-Newsletter: Matthew Bird
Secretary: Judith Zailo
Treasurer: Kathleen Mooney
Membership Director: Nancy Swan
Exhibition Director: Penny Hill
Education Director - Special Projects: Stephanie Goldman
Communications Director - Publicity: Beatrice Trautman
Communications Director - Webmaster: Judy Saltzman
Development Director - Awards: Paula Fiebich
Centennial Promotions Volunteer: Joe Cibere
If you are interested in joining our great team, please contact me or a fellow board member.
These artists put down their brushes to promote, educate and create exhibition opportunities for their passion of the water medium through NWS. Join us in our mission to continue elevating innovative water-media artists and the art for another 100 years worldwide through NWS.
Thank you for your loyal NWS membership, sponsorship and donations. Together we will make our future shine!
The NWS and CSPWC
Exchange Exhibition 2020
Celebrate Anniversaries Together
Exhibition Dates: Feb. 6—July 18, 2020
First exhibition will be held at NWS Gallery
Second exhibition will be held at the Helson Gallery in Canada
NWS 50 Stars Exhibition 2020
Exhibition Dates: July 9—Sept. 13, 2020 / Reception July 12, 2020
NWS 50 Stars Exhibition for Call for Entry 2020
NWS 100th International Open Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: October 1—December 20, 2020
Entries Accepted: April 1—May 15, 2020 at www.CallForEntry.org
Jurors: Katherine Chang Liu, Dean Mitchell and John Salminen
Judge of Awards: Mary Whyte
MARY WHYTE: The Portrait and The Figure Workshop
October 14 - October 16, 2020
Accepting Early Registration / Only 20 Spots
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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Online Donation goal
We welcome your donation in any amount. You may also use this link to donate to our Annual Exhibition Awards Fund.