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
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Click here for a pdf file of the show catalog

July 10 - 30, 2019 HWS Experimental Show

Place: Courtyard at the Honolulu Hale, 530 South King St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Times: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sponsored by: Mayor’s Council on Culture and the Arts

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November 3 - 30 HWS Little Picture Show

Location: The Arts at Mark’s