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.


Kathy Sabbath Oravecz  oravecz1@windstream.net

Kathy Sabbath Oravecz is an artist and art teacher living in the vineyard region of northeastern Ohio. She is currently teaching art at Madison High School, but has also taught classes at Lake Erie College and John Carroll University. She is a member of the Hawaii Watercolor Society, and a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Her artwork is in private collections across the USA and in the Netherlands. Her paintings have been chosen to be illustrations for the National Easter Seal on two separate occasions, and another painting was selected to be a Christmas card for the National Easter Seal Society. She has also had a painting selected to be a Christmas Card for Courage Cards. She is the author/illustrator of a children's picture book entitled “The Frog and the Footbridge”. Ms Oravecz has been awarded two fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities and was also chosen to be Teacher in Residence at the Holden Arboretum, She has worked on writing teams for the Ohio Department of Education, and was one of the authors for The Standards in Art Education in the State of Ohio. Ms. Oravecz is also the author of several art lesson plans for the Ohio Department of Education and they are currently on the ODE website.