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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.

2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 annual meeting will take place on March 16 at the Embassy Suites (formerly DoubleTree), 550 Winter St. Waltham, MA. There is no charge for the meeting portion of the day, which begins at 11:00 am.

At 12:30 pm, following the Annual Meeting, NEWS Members, Associates and friends will enjoy a delicious luncheon. The charge for the luncheon and the demonstration that follows it is $38 per person. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old friends while welcoming new artists to NEWS.  There will be a choice of two entrees – Pan seared chicken breast with roasted potatoes and vegetable or grilled vegetable stack with rice pilaf.  The plated luncheon includes starter salad, dessert, coffee or tea.

The afternoon program, following lunch, promises to be a very exciting and informative one with Tom presenting a slide show of his work spanning his long and illustrious career.  There will be time for a question and answer period and opportunity for discovery. We should all enjoy this very special program.

See below for more information about Tom and his work, or visit his website.

If you'd like to attend the luncheon and Tom's demonstration immediately after, please download the RSVP form, fill it out and mail it with a check for $38 per person made payable to NEWS, to Wendy Hale, Treasurer, 160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116  by March 5. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $40.

Work by Robert O'Brien

Tom Nicholas, N.A., AWS

Tom Nicholas, N.A., AWS was a scholarship student in the 1950s at the School of Visual Arts, New York City.  In 1961 he received an invitational Greenshield Grant for two years of independent painting abroad and in the US.  Tom is an academician of the National Academy of Design and a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society.  At the age of 23 Tom was the youngest elected member of AWS. Among his 250+ awards are 42 Medals of Honor.  He has had 35 one-artist shows all over the U.S. since 1960.  In addition to his many private collectors, he is represented in 18 public museum collections. He has traveled and painted throughout Europe and the US. Tom has owned a gallery in Rockport for more than 50 years where he and his son T.M. Nicholas, also a fine painter, are ably assisted by Tom’s wife Gloria.