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"Home of Cezanne" by Marija McCarthy - 2016 First Award
"Home of Cezanne"
by Marija McCarthy - 2016 First Award

The New England Watercolor Society

Presents its
2017 Signature Members Show and Sale

at the Guild of Boston Artists
162 Newbury Street, Boston MA

January 31 – February 26, 2017
Tues–Sat, 10:30 am–5:30 pm;  Sunday 1:00–4:00 pm;  closed Mondays

Reception & Awards
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2-4pm


Painting Demonstrations and Gallery Talks
(free and open to the public)

There will be free, public watercolor demonstrations on the following Saturdays from 1:00-3:00:
February 11 - Gerarde Doucette
February 18 - Raymond Andreotti, AWS
February 25 - Marla Greenfield, AWS

Gallery talks, Sundays 2:00 – 3:00:
February 5 - Dawn Evans Scaltreto
February 12 - Wendy Hale
February 19 - Andrew Kusmin, NWS
February 26 - Robert Mesrop

The New England Watercolor Society

The New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) is one of the oldest and most prestigious watercolor societies in America. NEWS was founded in 1885 as the Boston Watercolor Society. Past members include Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, and honorary member Andrew Wyeth. Membership has grown from the thirteen founding members to nearly 200 signature members from every New England state. Please click on any link to learn more about our history, exhibitions, and membership opportunities.

2017 Signature Member Show - information for artists

Download the prospectus (only NEWS Signature members are eligible to submit work)
Click here for other important show information

Intent to submit a painting should be pre-registered on the 11th, the actual painting should be submitted at the Guild on the 25th, the judging will be done on the 26th and notification will be listed on the website on the 27th. Mark your calendar for these important show dates:

Registration due   January 11
Also send JPEG to
Shipped paintings due   January 20
Painting drop-off   January 25, 11am-2pm
Accepted work posted   January 27
Show opens   January 31
Reception   February 4, 2-4pm
Awards   February 4, 3pm
Show closes   February 26
Pick-up accepted work   February 26, 5:30-6:30pm
February 27, 12-2pm

Other Upcoming Events:

  • Andy Evansen Watercolor Workshop - January 27 - 29, 2017 - This workshop will be limited to 16 participants - register early! See the Workshops page for more details, or download the registration form
  • Boston Arts Weekend - January 26-29 - Paired with the Andy Evansen Workshop -
    Not limited to workshop participants
    Stay in Copley Square: The Charlesmark Hotel - one block from the Evansen Workshop (call 617-247-1212 for reservations)
    Mention Boston Arts Weekend for specially discounted prices: single $119 + tax per night, or double $139 + tax per night
    Thursday, January 26
    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    6pm - Dinner at Café G (self pay)
    please bring cash for splitting bill
    7:30pm - Private Tour ($20)
    Friday, January 27
    Gibson House
    4:30pm - Private Tour of 1860 Back Bay Row-House: "Truly a time capsule of Victorian Boston" ($9)
    6pm - Dinner at City Table (self pay)
    Saturday, January 28
    “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
    6pm - Dinner at Coda (self pay)
    8pm - Lyric Stage Theatre, center section seating ($55 - a 20% savings)

    Please send a check to the address below for the events you wish to attend, spouses welcome.
    NEWS, Wendy Hale, 160 Commonwealth Ave #709, Boston, MA 02116

    Download a flyer about this event

  • Coming soon: New England Regional Juried Exhibition - Newport RI, May 2017 (details)- Prospectus now available
    Full details here
    We are listed with Art Deadlines
  • Linda Baker Demo & Workshop - paired with the 2017 Regional Show:
    Demo, May 19th, 1-3pm;
    Workshop, May 20-22 (details, workshop flyer/registration form)

Share news of your accomplishments with other NEWS members. See the NEWS News page for instructions on submitting your items of interest to be posted in this virtual newsletter.

Be sure to check the Bulletin Board page too for calls for art, upcoming workshops or art-related travel opportunities.