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.

 


Sep
29
to Oct 1

Fall Workshop

HWS is pleased to present one of our own for the Open Show Workshop in the fall of 2017. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, Patrice Federspiel will teach at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens in the workshop room.

In this class, you will learn the properties of color and color mixing to create bright, luminous paintings. Patrice will teach her Hide-N-Seek painting technique, using texture to create under-paintings. You will learn the art of negative painting to find your subject matter hiding amid the background. You will learn about softening edges, and providing contrast in your work. This process works for all genres.

You have the opportunity to learn to see the world through the eyes of an artist, and to ask the questions that help you unlock the messages within your paintings.

Prepare to be amazed. Join us for this exciting workshop.

More info and registration here.

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Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Translucent Show Reception

Reception: FIRST FRIDAY, December 2 from 6pm-10pm

A Holiday Showcase of original work by Hawaii Watercolor Society and Hawaii Glass Artists. Curated by visiting artist Sally French.  Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase original art objects, Christmas tree decorations and cards!

Show Dates: November 29 – December 22
Days: Tuesday – Saturday
Time: Noon – 5pm
Venue: The Arts at Mark’s Garage
Address: 1159 Nu’uanu Ave., Honolulu, HI
Sponsor: The Arts at Mark’s
Cost: Free

Contact Person: Richard Richardson: rich@artsatmarks.com

 

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Nov
29
to Dec 22

Translucent Show

  • The Arts at Mark's Garage (map)
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A Holiday Showcase of original work by Hawaii Watercolor Society and Hawaii Glass Artists.

Curated by visiting artist Sally French.  Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase original art objects, Christmas tree decorations and cards!

Dates: November 29 – December 22
Days: Tuesday – Saturday
Time: Noon – 5pm
Reception: FIRST FRIDAY, December 2 from 6pm-10pm
Venue: The Arts at Mark’s Garage
Address: 1159 Nu’uanu Ave., Honolulu, HI
Sponsor: The Arts at Mark’s
Cost: Free
Contact Person: Richard Richardson: rich@artsatmarks.com

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Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Annual HWS Members' Holiday Party

Save the date and reserve by November 30th, 2015.

Waikiki Yacht Club

Waikiki Yacht Club

Looking for an excuse to get a new outfit, try out a new hairstyle, or wear that once-a-year blingy necklace? Come toast the Holidays with us at the Annual Hawaii Watercolor Society Holiday Party. Mingle with friends and colleagues in a charming waterfront setting in the clubhouse of the Waikiki Yacht Club.

Enjoy some outstanding cuisine courtesy of Chef Robert. Reserve your seat by sending your check to: 1159 Nu`uanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817-5121 before November 30th.

When: Sunday, December 6th at 5 o'clock PM
Where: Waikiki Yacht club (1559 Ala Moana Boulevard)
How Much: $37.50 per person

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Jul
1
to Jul 11

The 2015 Little Picture Show

Formerly the Small Kine Show, this exhibition is limited to 30 participants (members of HWS) and runs from June 30th - July 11 th, 2015.

Drop off is a Marks Garage from 10 am - noon on Sunday the 28th of June.

All entries will be framed, and all paintings will be hung. No curating. No jurying.

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Mar
23
to Mar 27

Watercolor Workshop with Artist Jean Pederson, nws

  • Day 1: Kaneohe Yacht Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are honored to have Jean Pederson for our workshop this year. Jean promises to deliver an exciting learning experience with lots of experimenting.  Please take a look at her blogspot with links to many articles on the "how-to" approaches to watercolor and mixed media applications. Jean has a style that translates to figure, landscape and abstract. She will jury the Spring Show, so please submit your artwork by February 6th for Jury. We are so fortunate to have Jean Pederson with us. She is thorough in her critiques, provides a slide presentation to enhance the learning experience and encourages creativity using a broad array of mediums not limited to watercolor.

Day 1: Kaneohe Yacht Club, 44-503 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe
Days 2-5: First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Hwy, corner of Niolopa and Pali Hwy.

More info here.

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Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Two Watercolor Demonstrations with Seth Golden and Jean Pederson, nws

Each year HWS sponsors workshops that feature well-known painter-instructors from outside Hawai`i. These instructors share their techniques in a FREE demonstration with the general public, typically the Sunday before the start of the workshop. 

This year join Seth Golden at noon as he demonstrates Golden Artist Colors, a new revolutionary watercolor line called Qor, which allows for a higher pigment load and thus more vibrant colors.  Plan on coming early to get a good seat.  Free samples will be available to participants.

At 1:00 p.m. join watercolor artist Jean Pederson, NWS for an artist demo. Jean is our HWS Spring Workshop Instructor.

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