Hawai`i Watercolor Society

 

The Hawai`i Watercolor Society was founded in 1962 by Hawai`i Artist Hon Chew Hee. Our aim as an organization is to nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibits, and collaboration with other organizations, associations and individuals.

The Hawai`i Watercolor Society sponsors two juried exhibits every year as well as a biennial curated show highlighting the work of our signature members. In addition, we host periodic sales, themed shows and community events.

In conjunction with our exhibits we offer two week long workshops each year featuring nationally recognized teaching artists. On an intermittent basis we sponsor shorter duration workshops on a variety of art-related topics.

 

Upcoming Workshops

The Hawai`i Watercolor Society sponsors one or two workshops each year, in the spring and fall. Workshops are open to the general public as well as HWS members, although members receive advance notice of registration as well as reduced tuition. Instructors are established mainland or overseas artists. Our guest artists bring the value of their experience to Hawai`i and allow participants to benefit from high-caliber teaching without leaving the Islands. Past instructors have included Barbara Nechis, Don Andrews, Stephen Quiller, Ann Pember, Tony van Hasselt, Ong Kim Seng, Donna Zagotta, Robert Burridge, and Sandra Duran Wilson.

We also host smaller specific-topic workshops at various times throughout the year. Check our calendar of events for upcoming sessions.