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2018 NWS Annual Member Exhibition


Many Congratulations to all of you who's paintings were selected!  To those who submitted this year and were not successful, please do not be disheartened.  As always, competition for selection is fierce and wall space limited.  We have all walked in your shoes and know that trying again is our only possibility for success next time!  

We will post only those artists that have been accepted, as per our policy, and they will also receive a personal call from the Exhibition Director.  



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

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony:  May 5th, 2018


NWS and the Muckenthaler organized Exhibition

H20MG! Watercolor Gone Wild

Gallery Tour: March 1st, 7:30PM - 8:30PM

Join the art talk with the curators and artists

Exhibition runs through April 8, 2018

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center


1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833

                                   Artwork by Joanna Barnum, Aurelia

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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We welcome your donation in any amount. You may also use this link to donate to our Annual Exhibition Awards Fund.