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.

 

Apr
8
to Apr 12

Stephen Quiller Intensive Workshop

April 8-12, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily

The workshop will emphasize transparent watercolor and the color palette from pure hue to neutrals. It will also explore new directions in experimental water media, combining watercolor, gouache and acrylics. Each day will include a demonstration and individual work with the artist.

The workshop combines both the outdoor and studio painting experience. In the studio we will focus on color theory, color relationships and composition. Our indoor location at Paki Hale, an historic estate at the foot of Diamond Head, provides views and easy access to Kapiolani Park and the beaches of Waikiki.

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Jun
24
to Jul 12

HAWAII WATERCOLOR SOCIETY-SPONSORED EXPERIMENTAL ART SHOW

Courtyard at the Honolulu Hale
Keep the dates and think about what you might want to do to break out your creative juices, using any and all waterbased media on paper, canvas, yupo paper, and anything you can think of. It is likely to be a curated (rather than juried) exhibition, so those of you who have never entered a show before, this is your chance to hang in a respected public space. No nudes or religious images.

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Apr
4
to Apr 28

The 2018 HWS Members' Show

Dates: April 3-28, 2018
Location: Arts at Mark's Garage  -  1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu
Juror & Workshop Instructor: Tom Hoffmann  hoffmannwatercolors.com
Co-Chairs: Mari Macmillan and Carol Moore
Sponsored by: Hawai'i Watercolor Society

This annual juried exhibition showcases the best in watercolor painting with diverse techniques from traditional to experimental. HWS strives to present watermedia as a vital, enduring and expressive medium through education and exhibition.

Check the show page for more info and a prospectus.

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Feb
18
12:30 PM12:30

3rd Sunday HWS Mini Workshop at Arts at Mark's Garage: "Tour the Pour"

What: An afternoon of pouring acrylics for the beginner!  Space limits us to 15 students and 3 instructors.

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Where:    Arts at Mark’s Garage

Supplies:  Supply Fee: $5 for 4 boards to put paint on (or bring your own).

WE WILL SUPPLY: Cups, Gloves, Boards, Flowetrol, Silicone, Floor covers, Heat

Please Bring:

•  Fluid Acrylic paints (your choice of four colors) to share

•  Apron or wear clothes you are willing to get paint on

•  Gloves if you are allergic to vinyl (no latex!) or need XL

•  Acrylic Pouring Medium if you have and are willing to share

•  Golden GAC 800 if you have and are willing to share

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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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