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.


June 2019 - January 2020 — HWS Volunteer’s Show

Location: Pauahi Tower
Click here for a pdf file of more info
Click here for a pdf file of the show catalog


October 18 - November 22, 2019 — HWS OPEN SHOW

"The Chemistry of Water"
location: Honolulu Museum of Art School Main Gallery,
1111 Victoria St, Honolulu, HI 96814
hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4:30pm
More info here.


October 29 - November 30, 2019 — HWS Little Picture Show

Location: The Arts at Mark’s
1159 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 pm
Click here for the prospectus.
Contact: frances-hersch@hawaii.rr.com

Important Dates:
October 1st Deadline to sign-up via e-mail/mail
October 15th Deadline to submit painting details and volunteer role via e-mail/mail
October 27th (9-10 a.m.) Drop off entries + check at Arts at Marks Garage
November 1st (5-9 p.m.) First Friday Reception
December 1st (9-10 a.m.) Pick-up artwork


March 31 - April 25, 2020 — HWS Member Show

Location: The Arts At Mark's Garage
1159 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5PM


July - December 2020 (tentative dates) — HWS 2020 Signature Show

Location: Pauahi Tower


October 31 - November 27, 2020 - HWS Open Show


Working title: "Transparency in Translation" in conjunction with Glass Fusion Collective
Location: Honolulu Museum of Art School Main Gallery
1111 Victoria St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4:30pm