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NWS Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 14, 1:00 pm
NWS Gallery
Open to all members.

Special Exhibition - NWS Gallery

Chris Van Winkle Retrospective

Opening Reception - January 14 (3-5 pm)

Weekends - January 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 - 11 am - 3 pm

2017 NWS Member Show

Registration open: February 1 through noon March 17

NWS Gallery Exhibition: June 10 to July 9

For reference: 2015 prospectus

96th Annual NWS International Exhibition

The Exhibition has ended. Click here: Awards, Catalog, Info

Click here: Accepted Artists.

International Small Image China Exchange Exhibit has ended.

It included the 2016 NWS Member Show
and can still be viewed on YouTube:


Click here to see list of NWS Accepted Artists

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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.