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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 6/20/15 - 2015 Regional Show, July 8—August 1, 2015 at the Cape Cod Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA 02633 - (508) 945-3583. 2015 Regional Show gallery is now online

Posted 6/19/15 - Demo with Tony van Hasselt AWS at the Cape Cod Creative Arts Center, July 8 at 6:30 pm. Call the Creative Arts Center at 508‐945‐3583 or e‐mail to register. Admission is $25 per person. Download the flyer.
Also - Workshop with Tony van Hasselt AWS, Plein Air on Old Cape Cod, Chatham in July. See the Workshops page

Posted 6/11/2015 - 2016 Signature Members Show at The Guild of Boston Artists, January 28, 2016, Susan Weintraub, Juror. More info to follow

Posted 6/6/2015 - New! 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.

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.