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Purple Mountains by Gracia Dayton
2017 First Prize:"No Left Turn," by Antonio Masi

The New England Watercolor Society

Presents its
2017 New England
Regional Juried

Now open!

Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Congratulations to the award winners
View the online gallery

May 20, 2017—July 9, 2017
Tues–Sat, 10:00 am–4:00 pm;  Sunday, noon–4:00 pm

New this year: shop and buy show artwork online. Click here to browse available work.

Reception & Awards
Thursday, June 8, 5-7pm

Show Events (free and open to the public - held at the museum)

Friday, May 19, 1-3 pm - Watercolor demonstration by show juror, Kathleen Conover AWS-DF, NWS, ISEA-NF, TWSA
Sunday, June 4, 1-3 pm - Watermedia demonstration by Kurt Van Dexter
Sunday, June 25, 1-3 pm - "Why Watercolor?" - a presentation by Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, NWS

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.

To view galleries of current and past shows, please see Exhibitions in the sidebar menu or click here for a list.


Upcoming Events:

NEW THIS YEAR: Watercolor Wednesdays!

NEWS is offering the opportunity for fellowship painting in the fresh air, and at some welcoming, scenic locations - this will be just "plein" fun, no instruction – to sharpen your skills and share your works. (Details and schedule)

New England Regional Juried Exhibition - Newport RI, May 2017;
Submissions are closed for this show (details)
Congratulations to the award winners
Online gallery (posted 4/7)
Selected work (posted 3/28)

Workshop with Kathleen Conover, AWS-DF, NWS, ISEA-NF, WHS, TWSA - paired with the 2017 Regional Show: May 20-22 (details, workshop flyer/registration form) - New! Reserve your space instantly with your credit card! See the new "Reserve Now" section on the Workshops page.

• Free demo by Kathleen Conover, AWS-DF, NWS, ISEA-NF, WHS, TWSA - May 19th, 1-3pm (see Shows for details

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.