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.
Dear NWS Members and Artists,
NWS is committed to safeguarding you, our members, artists, staff and volunteer’s health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. We all share a responsibility to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The NWS board and I have made some difficult decisions for the immediate future. We are taking the following steps as a precaution to keep you our members, personnel, and visitors healthy.
NWS Changes as of March 16, 2020
Although we are saddened that we will not be able to hold our “NWS Member’s Exhibition” and the “NWS 50 Stars Exhibition” in the NWS Gallery, we are excited to host them online for viewing. Please follow us on our NWS Facebook page and our website where we will continue to share the beauty of our exhibitions and update you as we all navigate the virus. Because of you our members, NWS will continue to educate, enlighten, uplift and inspire the world. Thank you, for your inspiration, loyalty and support of NWS, together we will make our future shine! Wishing you good health.
Be safe, take care of those you love.
Gale Webb, Lubbock, TX USA, "Dominant Personality"
2019 NWS Members Exhibition
Katherine Chang Lui, President 1983 - Award
NWS 2020 Annual Members Exhibition
Congratulations to our Accepted Artists !
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NWS ONLINE EXHIBITION - Opens May 7, 2020
NWS ONLINE EXHIBITION - CLICK HERE
NWS 100th International Open Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: October 1—December 20, 2020
Entries Accepted: April 13—May 22, 2020 (MT) at www.CallForEntry.org
Jurors: Katherine Chang Liu, Dean Mitchell and John Salminen
Judge of Awards: Mary Whyte
PROSPECTUS TO BE POSTED SHORTLY
NWS 50 Stars Exhibition 2020
Exhibition Dates: July 9—Sept. 13, 2020
Coming soon ... online exhibition
MARY WHYTE: The Portrait and The Figure Workshop
October 14 - October 16, 2020
Accepting Early Registration / Only 20 Spots
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.