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96th Annual NWS International Exhibition

Click for a list of Accepted Artists.

International Small Image China Exchange Exhibit
which includes the 2016 NWS Member Show
can still be viewed on YouTube:


Click here to see list of NWS Accepted Artists

Shenzhen International Watercolour and the National Watercolor Society collaborated to create an exhibit of Small Images from both countries.  100 Chinese Paintings chosen by Linda Doll  and 100 NWS Members paintings chosen by Zhou Tianya were shown in Shenzhen, China in 2015 and in the NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA from July 30 to August 28, 2016. Click the link to see the Exhibit on YouTube  https://youtu.be/V5zdKDHXO1k.  Video is 21 minutes long to watch and the size is 336 megabytes to download.

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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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