Breaking News:

June - July PLCU Show is open for entryNew this time, each artist may submit up to 2 peices for entry into this Members Only show. 

40th Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition News14 SDWS artists have been accepted into this year’s Western Fed Show, now on exhibit in Lubbock, Texas through July 15In addition, 6 of our artists have won awards this year:  Kathleen Conover, Bonnie Woods, Elaine Daily-Birnbaum, Carol Staub, Julie Anderson, and Bruce Swart. Congratulations to our award winners and all our participating artists! Please click here for images of this year's SDWS entries, and here to view a beautiful slide show of the entire show.

Special Show for Vintage Paintout artists! Attention artists who attended the March 21 Vintage Paintout at Balboa park.  As a member of SDWS and a participant in the Vintage Paintout, you are invited to submit a painting depicting Balboa Park and/or the models for a juried show to be exhibited at the San Diego Art Institute located along El Prado in Balboa Park.  The show will run from August 28 to September 27, 2015. 

Our allotted space will require limiting the number of accepted paintings to about 15 depending on size.  We encourage keeping the framed painting size to no greater than 24" on its longest side.  All entries for this Vintage Paintout Show will be online only.  Online entries will be accepted from April 29 through June 19 with a notice of acceptance on July 9.  Juror:  Rikki Reinholz.  Contact Vintageshow@sdws.org with any questions.

Entry Opportunity - National Watercolor Society's 95th International Exihibition entry dates are June 1 - July 31st, 2015. Exhibition October 24- December 20,2015; Over $40,000 in awards; Jury of Selection, Judi Betts, Soon Y. Warren and David Poxon; Juror of Awards Peter Frank; For prospectus and upload click here

Entry Opportunity -  The Arts Forum of Rancho Benardo Presbyterian Church is looking for artists interested in displaying their work in the Watercolors Exhibition running from June 27 to August 22, 2015. Images are due by June 6, 2015. For further information contact Marianne Elam at (619)548-2125.

World of Water Media - Click here to check out the updates to our page for the latest opportunities and information about water media art in San Diego and around the world.

SDWS Blog - The SDWS Blog is always changing. For the all latest on paintouts and other actvitiies, check out the SDWS Blog!

May Member Show - Salute Our Own

Today at SDWS

Open 10am - 4pm

You are invited to the Wednesday Plein Aire

Next Exhibition:
Entry Date is May 30, 2015
2015 June Member Show "Light It Up (Linda Doll Cash Award Show $1000)
from Jun 3, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015

Upcoming Workshops
Beginning Watercolor #6, Introduction to Mixed Media From Jun 06, 2015 to Jun 06, 2015
Let it Flow From Jun 10, 2015 to Jun 12, 2015
Expressive Figure Painting From Jun 13, 2015 to Jun 14, 2015
Beginning Watercolor #1, Beginner Basics From Jul 11, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015

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2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Model #2 by Joan Captain
Model #2 by Joan Captain

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Tools of the Trade by Vita Sorrentino
Tools of the Trade by Vita Sorrentino

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Between the Poses by Vita Sorrentino
Between the Poses by Vita Sorrentino

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Juror Commendation - Pisces by Alice Kayuha
Juror Commendation - Pisces by Alice Kayuha

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Honorable Mention - Oceanside Harbor by Shuang Li
Honorable Mention - Oceanside Harbor by Shuang Li

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Honorable Mention - Angelic Illumination by Wanda Honeycutt
Honorable Mention - Angelic Illumination by Wanda Honeycutt

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Honorable Mention - Sunset Scene by Susan Weinberg-Harter
Honorable Mention - Sunset Scene by Susan Weinberg-Harter

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Best of Miniatures - Marionnette by Charles Held
Best of Miniatures - Marionnette by Charles Held

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Honorable Mention Miniatures - On Target by Joetta Ragland
Honorable Mention Miniatures - On Target by Joetta Ragland

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Honorable Mention - Sundown by Michael Garberick
Honorable Mention - Sundown by Michael Garberick

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Juror Commendation - Polar Carotin by Chuck McPherson
Juror Commendation - Polar Carotin by Chuck McPherson

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Juror Commendation - Ready to Go by Marion Mettler
Juror Commendation - Ready to Go by Marion Mettler

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Juror Commendation - Park Day by June Maxion
Juror Commendation - Park Day by June Maxion

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Best of Theme - Sofa Surgery by Julie Anderson
Best of Theme - Sofa Surgery by Julie Anderson

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Third Place - Spring Flowers in the Garden by Joan McKasson
Third Place - Spring Flowers in the Garden by Joan McKasson

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Second Place - Quiet Wharf by James Millard
Second Place - Quiet Wharf by James Millard

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


First Place - Lines of Communications 234, NETFLIX.COM by Carol Thomason
First Place - Lines of Communications 234, NETFLIX.COM by Carol Thomason

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


The Old Shasta Valley Lumber Mill by Jami Wright
The Old Shasta Valley Lumber Mill by Jami Wright

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Sitting on the Seine by Susan Hewitt
Sitting on the Seine by Susan Hewitt

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Garden Buddha by Jami Wright
Garden Buddha by Jami Wright

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Cha Cha by Roberta Dyer
Cha Cha by Roberta Dyer

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Ishe in Profile by Roberta Dyer
Ishe in Profile by Roberta Dyer

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Let`s Stick Together by Astrid Edel Walter
Let`s Stick Together  by Astrid Edel Walter

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Endorphins Rising by Beverly Tuzin
Endorphins Rising by Beverly Tuzin

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Balboa Centenial by Charles Held
Balboa Centenial by Charles Held

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


A Good Read, II by Julie Anderson
A Good Read, II by Julie Anderson

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Canal de Midi by Susan Wormsley
Canal de Midi by Susan Wormsley

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Flying Free by Wanda Honeycutt
Flying Free by Wanda Honeycutt

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Counting Sheep! by Lorri Lynch
Counting Sheep! by Lorri Lynch

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


South Entry at RB Winery by Shuang Li
South Entry at RB Winery by Shuang Li

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


E. Irving Couse House, Taos by Vykki Mende Gray
E. Irving Couse House, Taos by Vykki Mende Gray

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Canyon Crossings by Risë Parberry
Canyon Crossings by Risë Parberry

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Tulips by Irena Petraitiene
Tulips by Irena Petraitiene

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Splashes by Elaine Harvey
Splashes by Elaine Harvey

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Morning Has Broken by Jean Coombs
Morning Has Broken by Jean Coombs

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Desert Roses by Sandra Seckington
Desert Roses by Sandra Seckington

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Evening Song by Sandra Seckington
Evening Song by Sandra Seckington

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Something Out of Nothing by Royce Hinson
Something Out of Nothing by Royce Hinson

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Street Scene by Royce Hinson
Street Scene by Royce Hinson

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Red, White, and Blue, Jars and Stripes by Susan Keith
Red, White, and Blue, Jars and Stripes by Susan Keith

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Family Brunch at the Corner Cafe by Susan Keith
Family Brunch at the Corner Cafe by Susan Keith

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Beach Access to Torrey Pines by Drew Bandish
Beach Access to Torrey Pines by Drew Bandish

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Undecided by Terri Nelson
Undecided by Terri Nelson

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Lake Murray Afternoon by Mike Hefner
Lake Murray Afternoon by Mike Hefner

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


My Gaby by Harriet Lisak
My Gaby by Harriet Lisak

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Urban Sketchers by Sue Gold
Urban Sketchers by Sue  Gold

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Isla Bella by Gerald Bischoff
Isla Bella by Gerald Bischoff

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Mission Bay Sunset by Bruce Swart
Mission Bay Sunset by Bruce Swart

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Monument Canyon by Susan Wormsley
Monument Canyon by Susan Wormsley

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


In the Hills by Susan Weinberg-Harter
In the Hills by Susan Weinberg-Harter

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


A Blenheim Walk by Angela Westengard
A Blenheim Walk by Angela Westengard

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Happy Daze by Angela Westengard
Happy Daze by Angela Westengard

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Karen's Garden by Pat Dispenziere
Karen's Garden by Pat Dispenziere

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Sun Harbor Morning by Glory Giffin
Sun Harbor Morning by Glory Giffin

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


San Diego Harbor by Luis Juarez
San Diego Harbor by Luis Juarez

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Memories, Stories ...... by Andrea Dixon
Memories, Stories ...... by Andrea Dixon

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Myanmar by Mark Smith
Myanmar by Mark Smith

2015 May Member Show "Salute Our Own" (includes Military Families Art Mini-Show)


Crocked Crow View by Mark Smith
Crocked Crow View by Mark Smith

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More SDWS News 

This month's Members Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 9th, 2015:

6:30 — Social Time 

7:00 — General Meeting

     Demonstrator — Joe Garcia

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Liberty Station Summer Camp

Liberty Station Summer Camp

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