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The New England Watercolor Society

Welcome to the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS), 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.




Posted 3/15/2015 - Now accepting submissions: 2015 Regional Show, July at the Creative Arts Center, Chatham MA (open to all New England artists). See the Shows page for more info, download the prospectus, or enter the show

Also - Workshop with Tony van Hasselt AWS, Plein Air on Old Cape Cod, Chatham in July. See the Workshops page

Posted 3/16/2015 - Mark your calendars for these upcoming shows:

  • 2016 National Show at the North Shore Art Association - 10/2-11/16/16. Further details to come as they become available.