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.

Click here for a video message from NWS President, Denise Willing-Booher


NWS 100th International Open Exhibition

Virtual Opening Celebration 

https://youtu.be/4kx1X-lAREc


Join Jurors Katherine Chang Liu, Dean Mitchell,

John Salminen and Mary Whyte 

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:00am (PDT)




NWS ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING FOR NWS SIGNATURE MEMBERS

AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS IS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020 AT 11:00AM (PACIFIC TIME)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83479150215


Meeting agenda items:

  • Overview of 2020
  • Announce candidates for 2022 International Open Exhibition Jurors of Selections
  • Ballot/Slate for 2021 NWS Officers and Board of Directors
  • Bylaw changes
  • Members will have an opportunity to address the current NWS Officers and Board of Directors  


NWS invites you to the next ZOOM meeting with fellow NWS artists on

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th at 11:00am PDT

(please check your time zone)


TEACHING ART VIRTUALLY: PANEL DISCUSSION


NWS: The First 100 Years Exhibition

LIST OF ACCEPTED ARTISTS


EXHIBITION DATES: Nov 14, 2020-Feb 20, 2021

NWS: The First 100 years at the Hilbert Museum of California Art, will now be an

Online Exhibition only.  Details about the Virtual Celebration will be emailed to

members and posted here on the NWS website. 

VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES  

Watch the videos below through Teachable

Carla O'Connor, AWS, NWS

Are You In or Out?

CLICK HERE  for this 45 minute FREE talk.

 

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


Click here for a 2 for 1 Creative Bundle

featuring Geoffrey McCormack and Linda A. Doll


Join Us Today

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.




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

41%
Goal:
$100,000.00
Collected:
$40,531.00
We welcome your donation in any amount. You may also use this link to donate to our Annual Exhibition Awards Fund.