Northwest Watercolor Society to display artwork in 25th Annual Waterworks Membership Exhibition

1st prize winner from 2016 Waterworks Exhibition: R. Mike Nichols, “Family Foto 2.” Image courtesy of Northwest Watercolor Society.
1st place prize winner from 2016 Waterworks Exhibition: R. Mike Nichols, “Family Foto 2.” Image courtesy of Northwest Watercolor Society.

From a Northwest Watercolor Society news release.

The Northwest Watercolor Society’s (NWWS) 25th annual Waterworks Membership Exhibition showcases 50 paintings from October 24th to November 22nd, 2017, at Tsuga Fine Art & Framing, 1010 Main Street, Bothell, WA 98011.

The competition’s accepted artists range from coast to coast, the Mid-West, Canada, and Australia.

Iain Stewart, juror and instructor for this year’s Waterworks, found it “happily, quite difficult” to pick only 50 out of the 150 entrants who submitted works.

“The number and quality of the paintings put forward for my review was impressive. This is a spectacular exhibition and one that does credit to the Society and the artists’ hard work and perseverance,” Steward said.

Awards will be presented October 26, 2017, at Tsuga from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The top awards are $1,000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place.

The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) was founded in 1939 in Seattle, Washington, when a group of eight artists came together to form an organization dedicated to the celebration of watercolor. With a goal to inspire both a lasting interest in the art of watercolor painting and an appreciation for watercolor as an artful, imaginative medium, the history of NWWS began.

From these modest beginnings, NWWS has grown into the internationally recognized, historically rich organization of today with a membership nearing nine hundred Signature, Lifetime, and Associate Members across the USA, Canada & internationally.

The Northwest Watercolor Society of today is a structured organization that offers a wealth of opportunities and experiences for the artist, the art patron and all those fascinated by the magical wonder of watercolor.

Recognized as one of the most prominent national/international watercolor societies in North America, NWWS continues to gain attention and exposure.

Although NWWS has grown enormously throughout the years in both numbers and accomplishments, the organization has remained firmly rooted in its history, devoted to the philosophy of the Mission Statement of its Founders – “To promote and elevate the art of watercolor as a medium and to encourage the growth and creativity of its artist members.”


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