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Annual Meeting

The New England Watercolor Society holds its annual meeting every March. A regular feature is a painting demonstration by a distinguished watercolorist or a panel discussion on painting.

The Sagamore by Robert Mesrop, AWS
"The Sagamore" by Robert Mesrop, AWS


Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:30am
Embassy Suites (formerly DoubleTree)
550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451 (Exit 27B)

There is no charge for the meeting portion of the day, which begins promptly at 11:00 am.

Annual Meeting - Doors open at 10:30am

Please join us for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the New England Watercolor Society. It's a great opportunity to hear from the Board, and more importantly, to let them hear from you! There is no charge for the meeting portion of the day. The meeting portion of the day also features recognition of new signature members.

Lunch – 12:30pm

Following the Annual Meeting, NEWS Members, Associates and friends will enjoy a delicious luncheon. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old friends while welcoming new artists to NEWS. There will be a choice of two entrees—Pesto Marinated Chicken Breast, Maple au Jus, Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes or the Vegetarian option, Grilled Vegetable Ravioli, Tomato Fondue and Braised Spinach. The luncheon also includes a Strawberry Field Salad, Chocolate Decadence Cake for dessert, Coffee and Tea.

Afternoon Program - Robert Mesrop, AWS

A Following Storm by Robert Mesrop, AWS
"A Following Storm" by Robert Mesrop, AWS

Robert Mesrop has been an artist and painter for over 45 years. He just received his Signature Membership from the prestigious American Watercolor Society, and is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. He is a Master Artist of the Cape Cod Art Association, and a member of the Creative Art Center, Chatham, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Salmagundi Club. He is currently a popular painting and drawing instructor at the Cape Cod Art Association and the Creative Art Center in Chatham Mass, He has also conducted painting workshops in Maine and Massachusetts.

Robert's primary medium is watercolor, although he also works in oil and drawing media. He is fascinated by changing lights and shadows. He paints to capture these moments in time. The freshness and luminosity of watercolor make this the perfect medium. He says, "It requires discipline, planning and forethought. I try to work through the painting mentally so that I can approach the paper with spontaneity that is the hallmark of the medium." Robert received his Bachelor of Professional Arts degree from the Art Center college of Design in Los Angeles. For 22 years, he was an Art Director at J. Walter Thompson and at Kenyon and Eckhardt Ad Agencies in New York. He exhibits his work at the Fresh Paint Gallery in Yarmouth Port, MA.

Robert will demonstrate his award winning watercolor techniques and share his experiences as an artist, teacher and Master Artist. His work may be seen on his website

If you plan to attend the luncheon and presentation portions of the meeting, please download the flyer. Return the form at the bottom of the page with a check for the NEW LOW PRICE of $30 per person, payable to NEWS and send to Treasurer, New England Watercolor Society, P.O. Box 170140, Boston, MA 02117 by March 5. A limited number of tickets may be purchased at the door for $40. Meal choice may be limited. NOTE: Guests wishing to attend only the presentation by Robert Mesrop, AWS may do so, no early seating, program begins at approximately at 1:30 pm, $10 suggested donation.