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.


The 2017 Little Picture Show  

It is that time again – The Little Picture Show
An opportunity to sell and show your work in an active gallery in Downtown Honolulu

 

LITTLE PICTURE SHOW
Arts @ Marks
August 29 – September 16 2017
100 little paintings ready to hang

Entries due at Marks Sunday August 27 9-10 am
Pick up Sunday September 17 9-10 am
First Friday 5-10 pm September 1


RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Limited participation – 25 artists only so sign up today – first come first served

A minimum of 2/3 of your paintings are Guaranteed to hang at any time.  We may rotate some paintings so they can all have time on the wall, and when one of your pieces sells it will be replaced by another of yours that is being kept back.

No catalogue fee
 

Entry fees to play:

  • Regular members 4 framed watercolor paintings, acrylic on canvas or acrylic on paper mounted on a wooden panel – single entry fee $20
  • Lifetime members 4 framed watercolor paintings, acrylic on canvas or acrylic on paper mounted on a wooden panel -$15
  • Signature members 5 framed watercolor paintings, acrylic on canvas or acrylic on paper mounted on a wooden panel - $15
     

Price your art at $75 MINIMUM – NO MAXIMUM

Sign up by email to Frances frankiehillhawaii@gmail.com by August 1st – first come first served.

Titles and prices to be emailed to Frances by August 15 (for purposes of making price tags)

 
Sitting/Presence in the Gallery:

One 3 hour sitting required by artist or surrogate during weekdays. Saturday 12-6 pm, the gallery must be manned by HWS artists.  First Friday art activity (drawing models in studio space) ideally 4 artists present. 

Size:
Frames and canvas museum wraps not to exceed 108 sq.inches (9x12, 8x10,10x10, 5x5 or any combination

Note: 8x10 frames available from a variety of sources for around $12 each.

IF YOU USE A FRAME THAT IS MEANT TO STAND ON TABLE, Please break the stand in the back so we can hang it without too much trouble.