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Registration Open: April 1 - May 19 at Noon (PDT)


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NWS Workshop

Robert Burridge / 2017 NWS Member Exhibition Judge

"Improvisational Watermedia"


May 22, 23, 24, 2017

 Monday—Wednesday, 10 am to 3 pm

NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA

Member $350  / Non Member $400


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NWS Demo - Robert Burridge

Contemporary Aquamedia


Sunday, May 21  / 10 am - noon

NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA

Member $25  / Non Member $35 


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2017 NWS Member Exhibition
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NWS Member Exhibition: June 10 to July 9

From the NWS Permanent Collection

NWS Gallery Exhibition - Spring 2017

Open First Thursdays only from 6:00-9:00 PM

March 2April 6May 4, 2017

or by appointment


"South San Diego"

Rexford Elson Brandt (United States, 1914-2000) 

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Portraits and Figures Exhibition

Muckenthaler Cultural Center

1201 W Malvern Avenue

Fullerton, California 92833


Hours:  Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun  noon-4:00 pm

Thursdays noon-8:30 pm



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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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