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 and strives to present water media as a vital, enduring and expressive medium through education and exhibition. 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. Past show images here.

The 2019 Members Show

You must be an HWS member to enter. You may join/update your dues here.

Click here for the Prospectus with detailed information, deadlines, and instructions.
Click here for a PDF file of Labels to submit your artwork.

Dates: March 31 (intake). Show April 2-27, 2019. Takedown April 28.
Location: Arts at Mark's Garage  -  1159 Nu’uanu Ave., Honolulu (Corner of Nu’uanu and Pauahi)
Hours: 12-5 pm Tuesday - Saturday (Closed Mondays)
Juror: Stephen Quiller quillergallery.com
Co-Chairs: Mari Macmillan and Carol Moore
Sponsored by: Hawai'i Watercolor Society

Show Calendar

For complete information and dates, please see the show prospectus.

FEBRUARY 23– Deadline to RECEIVE Digital Images, Form and entry fee. Information received after this date WILL NOT be accepted. Please allow 4 business days for Honolulu mail and 7 business days inter-island.  Don't forget: After you pay your fee by check or PayPal, you still need to complete the form in the prospectus and mail it in.

WEEK OF MARCH 11– Notification by email or phone if your painting(s) are accepted.

MARCH 28 - Pieces accepted from non-Oahu artists due and received at the Nuuanu address above.

MARCH 31 (Intake) - Oahu accepted work delivered 9:00am sharp at Nuuanu address above. Sign up for your gallery sit obligation(s).

APRIL 5: First Friday - opening reception.

APRIL 28: Take Down 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

You can see show selections and winners here.


Use this PayPal button to pay your entry fee, or, send a check as per the instructions in the Prospectus. Don't forget: Even though you have entered online, a hard copy of the entry form must be sent in by mail. Thanks!

Entry Fees

2019 Member’s Show Entry Form

Name *
Address *
Contact Phone *
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Liability and Entry Agreement *
Neither The Hawaii Watercolor Society nor Arts at Mark’s 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. Artist grants permission to HWS to use images of work in promotional materials. You are required to sign this waiver for entry acceptance. I hereby agree to this liability agreement and abide by all rules and stipulations set forth in this Hawai’i Watercolor Society prospectus.