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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.




2016 Signature Members Show
The Guild of Boston Artists, January 30 – February 27, 2016

162 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 – 5:30
Reception and Awards: Saturday, Feb. 6, 3 – 5 pm

Susan Weintraub AWS, Juror (2015 AWS High Winds Medal, North East Watercolor Society signature member).

Free demonstrations, Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 pm.

  • Feb. 13 - Robert Noreika AWS (CT)
  • Feb. 20 - Robert O'Brien AWS, NWS (VT)
  • Feb. 27 - Peg Scully (NH)
Registration is closed Jan 13
Delivery: Jan. 27
Jurying/hanging:Jan 28
Accepted works on website:Jan 29
Show opens: Jan 30
Awards reception:Feb 6
Show closes:Feb 27
Pick-up:Feb 28

The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents

A workshop by Mary Whyte: Portrait and Still Life

September 26—28, 2016 9 am—5 pm
at the North Shore Art Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA

Download the registration form or see the Workshops page for more details. Register early - this workshop will fill fast!

NEWS Boston Arts Weekend
January 28-30, 2016;
Paired with the Susan Weintraub Workshop -
see the Workshops page for details or download the workshop registration form

Thursday, January 28
6pm - the Boston Public Library, Tour of the interior art and architecture - Just show up, we'll see you there (Free)
Friday, January 29
6pm - Museum of Fine Arts, Dinner in the atrium (self pay)
7:30pm - Private Tour of the MFA's watercolors ($30, includes museum admission)
Saturday, January 30
6pm - Stephanie's Restaurant on Newbury Street (self pay)
8pm - Sondheim on Sondheim at the Lyric Theatre
Center section seating ($55)

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

Also - mention NEWS for specially discounted prices at the Charlesmark Hotel, Copley Square (one block from the Susan Weintraub Workshop) book early as rooms are not reserved
Call 617‐247‐1212 for reservations

Posted 6/6/2015 - 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.

Mark your calendars:

  • 2016 Annual Meeting - typically the third Sunday in March. More info to follow.
  • 2016 National Show at the North Shore Art Association - 10/2-30 2016. Further details to come as they become available.