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.


2017 Open Show Information And Registration

Click here for the Prospectus.

Click here for a PDF file of Labels to submit your artwork.

Dates: October 4-October 29, 2017
Location: Honolulu Museum of Art School, mezzanine level.

Juror: Katherine Love, Curatorial Assistant at the Honolulu Museum of Art

Co-Chairs: Dawn Yoshimura and Judy Aveiro

"Hide N Seek" Workshop Teacher: Patrice Federspiel.
Dates: September 29 - October 1, 2017
Location: Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens
More info on the Workshop page.

    Use this online form to submit your info, and use the PayPal link for the entry fee. Or, submit your entry form by printing out the form in the Prospectus and mailing it, along with a check, to the address in the prospectus.

    HWS 2017 Open Show Entry Form
    Name *
    Neither the Hawai’i Watercolor Society, nor ARTS at Marks, nor any receiving agent, will be responsible for loss or damage to any work of art submitted to the exhibition. Each artist should carry insurance during the exhibition. All possible care will be taken in handling and displaying each entry; however, each artist assumes full responsibility for loss or damage and is required to sign a waiver for entry accepted. By clicking the Submit button I hereby agree to the liability clause and to abide by all rules and stipulations set forth in this prospectus of the Hawai’i Watercolor Society.
    Katherin Love, 2017 Open Show Juror

    Katherin Love, 2017 Open Show Juror

    Dates to Remember:

    • September 8, 2017 - Deadline to RECEIVE digital images, form, and entry fee. Please allow 4 business days for Honolulu mail and 7 business days for Interisland mail.
    • Week of September 25th - Notification by email or phone if your painting(s) are accepted.
    • Click here for the Prospectus.
    Entry Fees

    Check back for more information.