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.


Visiting Artist Patrice Federspiel

Full-time, professional artist, Patrice A Federspiel received a BS in Art Education at the University of WI/Madison. Her teaching career began when she moved to Honolulu in 2000. Watercolor mirrors Patrice’s passion for movement, growth, self-discovery, and change. A signature member, past-president, and trustee of the Hawai`i Watercolor Society, Patrice shows her art in exhibits across the country, often winning awards. Her work can be found in many galleries throughout the Hawaiian Islands and at artofaloha.com

The workshop will be held September 29 - October 1, 2017. Click here for workshop information.

LIFE SOARS ©Patrice Federspiel Watercolor

LIFE SOARS ©Patrice Federspiel

EYES OF AWARENESS ©Patrice Federspiel Watercolor

EYES OF AWARENESS ©Patrice Federspiel

BREATHING SUNLIGHT ©Patrice Federspiel Watercolor

BREATHING SUNLIGHT ©Patrice Federspiel