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.



Board Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of every month from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m (unless a holiday).

Partner's Meeting at Marks are the 3rd Thursday of every month from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Visit the Hawai`i Watercolor Society Shop!


Shows & Events:

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  • 2017 Member Show - June 3 - June 24, 2017 See the show info page.

  • June 24, 2017: Show take down 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Little Picture Show title and prices to be emailed to Frances by August 15th.

  • Little Picture Show entries due at Marks Sunday, August 17 from 9-10 am

  • Little Picture Show August 29 - September 16

  • Little Picture Show art pick up Sunday September 17, 9-10 am

  • 2017 Open Show - October 4 - 29, 2017. See the show info page.

  • Group Painting Calendar: 
    Every Wednesday starting at 9 am - Windward Wanderers - contact Joan Fleming at tutujoan@earthlink.net. Free.
    Every Wednesday starting at 9 am - Botanicals Workshop - Ho'omaluhiai Gradens. Free
    Every Thursday starting at 9 am - Paint-out at Foster Gardens (entry fee).