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96th Annual NWS International Exhibition

Registration for the competition closed July 15, 2016.


The Exhibition will open in the NWS Gallery in San Pedro, California, on October 22 and be on display through December 18.


The names of artists whose work is accepted for the exhibition will be posted on this site August 15 with a link on this home page. In addition, all accepted artists will be contacted by the Exhibition Director, Penny Hill, and will be sent a packet of information.


In 2017, NWS Member Exhibition registration will return to the traditional calendar.

International Small Image China Exchange Exhibit
Includes 2016 NWS Member Exhibit

Opens July 30 in the NWS Gallery

Gallery Hours:  11-3 Thursday through Sunday
Aug 1 - 28, 2016



Date

Time

Activity

July 29:

10:00-12:00

Thomas Schaller Demo/Lecture

Registration FREE, but please register below to reserve  a space, as space is limited.

July 29:

4:00-6:00

Artists’ Preview & Book Signing

July 30:

2:00-4:00 PM

Opening Reception & Awards

Registration FREE, but please register below for attendance count.

July 31:

10 AM-Noon

Daniel Smith Demo/Lecture

Registration FREE, but please register below to reserve a space, as space is limited.

July 31:

1:00-3:00

Goldman Demo/Lecture

Registration FREE, but please register below to reserve a space, as space is limited.

August 1:

 

Chinese Guests depart

August 28:

 

Exhibit Closes

Click here to see NWS Accepted Artists


Shenzhen International Watercolour and the National Watercolor Society have 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 will be on display 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.

Online Donation goal

50%
Goal:
$50,000.00
Collected:
$24,825.00
We welcome your donation in any amount. You may also use this link to donate to our Annual Exhibition Awards Fund.