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.
L.S. Eldridge, AK, USA, "Nature’s Tools"
It’s time to TOOL UP to submit your entry!
The National Watercolor Society 101st International Open Exhibition is now open for registration.
This online exhibition is open to ALL artist working in watermedia.
The deadline for entry is May 14, 2021
Enter today on CaFe
AWARDS: $40,000+ in cash and merchandise Including NWS Permanent Collection Purchase Award
Jurors of Selection: Ken Goldman https://goldmanfineart.com
Bev Jozwiak http://bevjozwiak.com/wp
Donna Zagotta https://donnazagotta.com
Juror of Awards: Ali Cavanaugh https://www.AliCavanaugh.com
Steve Kleier, Portland OR, USA "Bike Race"
2020 NWS Member Exhibition
Congratulations, 2021 Member Exhibition Accepted Artists!
If your painting was not selected, please know that the competition was fierce this year for the Member Exhibition and many well-known artists were not selected. We hope you will consider entering the NWS International Open Exhibition which will be accepting entries April 1, 2021. Your entry helps to support NWS and we appreciate your continued support.
Please click HERE for the list of accepted artists
Join us for the Virtual Reception.... more information and a link will be coming soon.
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.