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

Registration is now closed.

Show selections and winners will be posted after the close of the show.


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.

    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.