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2018 NWS Annual Member Exhibition




Entry Deadline: February 16, 2018 (12:00 Noon, PST)

Exhibition Dates:  May 3rd - June 24th, 2018

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony:  May 5th, 2018


To all California fellow artist and residents recently affected by the devastating wildfires, we send you our deepest condolences and wish you a speedy recovery. 

To all First-Responders tirelessly battling this inferno, we thank you for risking your own lives to keep all of us safe.  You are true heroes!

 2018 NWS Annual Business Meeting

Date:  Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 1:00pm PST
Place:  NWS Gallery, San Pedro CA 

National Watercolor Society




proudly presents

 NWS 97th International Open Exhibition

This exhibit features an amazingly diverse showing of 94 paintings of excellence in watermedia.  We would like to thank our Jurors:

M.E. "Mike" Bailey, Cathy Hegman and Kathleen Ballard.




October 5th - December 17th, 2017


December 17th - January 13th, 2018 

by appointment with Gallery Manager



915 South Pacific Avenue

San Pedro, CA 90731




Thurs & Fri: 10am - 2pm

Sat & Sun: 12noon - 4pm

and 1st Thurs: 6pm - 9pm

or by Appointment





A Series of Good Ideas that Work!
from Geoff McCormack
A different approach to watermedia using new materials,
 tools and techniques.
Click here  to register for this 2 hour demo.
Cost $20.00 


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


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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.

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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.