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.


The Hawai`i Watercolor Society sponsors several shows each year. The juried Member's Show, the fall Open Show and other shows are usually held in the spring or summer, fall, and the holiday season. View info and recent show images below. Past show images here.

NEW HWS SHOW IN 2019 HAWAII WATERCOLOR SOCIETY-Honolulu Hale Experimental Exhibit

Place: Courtyard at the Honolulu Hale, 530 South King St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Dates: July 9 - 31, 2019

Keep the dates and think about what you might want to do to break out your creative juices, using any and all waterbased media on paper, canvas, yupo paper, and anything you can think of. It is likely to be a curated (rather than juried) exhibition, so those of you who have never entered a show before, this is your chance to hang in a respected public space. No nudes or religious images.