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.


HWS By-Laws


Click here for a copy of the By-Laws of the Hawai'i Watercolor Society

The Hawai`i Watercolor Society Board is composed of unpaid volunteers. As a whole they direct and organize activities throughout the year, collect member dues, and communicate with members through a monthly newsletter.

Board officers include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Members at Large (2), and Trustees (3).

Standing Committees include Awards, DVD Librarian, Membership, Publicity, Web Master, Workshops, Newsletter, and Historian.

All Board members serve one-year terms.

Serving on the Board is a great way to meet other watercolorists, learn the ins and outs of a non-profit arts organization, and shape that organization into an entity that serves you. We always welcome fresh ideas and energy – volunteer and help make HWS the organization you want it to be!

Click here for a copy of the By-Laws of the Hawai'i Watercolor Society