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About Us

MISSION STATEMENT:  The Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) art organization founded to promote the joy of watercolor through education, demonstrations, workshops, outreach programs and juried competitions.

The Georgia Watercolor Society was formed in March 1975. It was organized to advance the art of watercolor painting while contributing to the cultural atmosphere and standards of the state of Georgia. It also provides support and assistance for its members and others endeavoring in the field of watercolor painting.

GWS holds two exhibitions per year: the Members Exhibition, open to GWS members in good standing, and the National Exhibition, open to any artist working in water media. Biennially, the Signature Member Exhibition is held and is open to GWS Signature Members only. Rules and requirements are published in the Prospectus for each show.

The Georgia Watercolor Society publishes a quarterly newsletter written to inform members of shows and activities, as well as providing tips, techniques, and hints for improving the artists’ creative abilities. In addition, GWS hosts a website that provides low-cost gallery space for members, samples of art, examples of exhibition winners, links to other art websites, and a variety of valuable information for all water media artists. GWS sponsors workshops and demonstrations throughout the year.