History

The Connecticut Watercolor Society was founded in 1938. The society holds two annual juried exhibitions to which all resident Connecticut artists may submit. Membership is automatic once an artist has been accepted into two annual juried exhibitions and membership is maintained through an annual dues payment.

Transparent watercolor and gouache were the mainstay of the society's early exhibits. Today, any water media painting, unvarnished, framed under glass, may be accepted. The best works from all styles of expression will be selected. Every painting submitted to an exhibition will be reviewed by the jury, which usually consists of one, out of state, nationally recognized artist. The jury selects both those paintings to be exhibited and those paintings which will be award recipients. The jury of the Connecticut Watercolor Society has been composed of such well know artists as Andrew Wyeth, John Pike and Dong Kingman.

We will add your name to the non-member mailing list and you will receive a prospectus to all upcoming shows which are usually scheduled in the spring and the fall. The spring show is held in alternating years at either the John Slade Ely House in New Haven or the Hartford Art School's Silpe Hall Gallery at the University of Hartford in West Hartford. The fall shows are held in the Hartford area.

Thanks for your interest. If you have any further questions please telephone me at 860.673.0570.

Sincerely, John Atwater President
Connecticut Watercolor Society

 

Latest NEWS

CWS will be exhibiting at the Silpe Gallery, University of Hartford Art School, May 23-June 23, 2016, and at the Marlborough Arts Center, October 29th through November 21st, 2016.

Stay tuned for more information.