San Diego Watercolor Society Paint-out at Trevi Hills Winery

October 18th, 2021

On October 9, 2021, the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) met at the Trevi Hills Winery in Lakeside. Michael Larranaga, the Sommelier at Trevi Hills kindly invited the SDWS to come and enjoy the winery views for a paint-out The vineyards were full of bulging fat and juicy grapes, and the mountain views are filled with interesting boulders, olive trees and oaks.… Read more

October Volunteer of the Month: Andrea Ausland

October 5th, 2021

Andrea Ausland is October’s Volunteer of the Month. She kept us alive and thriving during the pandemic. Her calm, get it done, “no problem”, attitude has made the impossible look “easy-peasy”. She upgraded the gallery sound system, the security system and our video system.… Read more

A Memorial For Linda Gilbreath

September 27th, 2021

We are sad to announce the passing of Linda Gilbreath, a long-time member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, on September 2, 2021.

Linda played an important role assisting for the First Friday receptions for many years—always present like clockwork. She was a master at cheese cutting for all of the trays of crackers and also provided ingredients for delicious punch.… Read more

More Choices in Substrates and Framing for SDWS Shows

September 14th, 2021

Are you ready to bust out of the mold?  Are you aware of your new choices for submitting art to SDWS shows? There are several exciting new options for painting surfaces, framing and art presentation.


First, some things have not changed.… Read more

September Volunteer of the Month: Glory Giffin

September 2nd, 2021

Glory Giffin is September’s Volunteer of the Month. She has been consistently and quietly working behind the scenes since 2015 to ensure that SDWS has Staffers in place to keep our gallery open. Glory was nominated as a VOM in August of 2017.… Read more

Julie Anderson Wins Second Place in July Show

August 11th, 2021

Julie Anderson, an artist and resident of Point Loma, San Diego, California, won the second-place award in the continuingly competitive July 2021 Member’s exhibition “Complement Conversations” held in the gallery of the San Diego Watercolor Society at 2825 Dewey Rd, Suite 105 Building 202, San Diego, CA; and also available to view on the website, www.sdws.orgRead more

Angela Westengard Wins Best of Theme in August Members Show

August 10th, 2021

Angela Westengard, an artist and resident of San Diego, won the Best of Theme award in the continuingly competitive August 2021 Member’s exhibition “Lazy Days” held virtually by the San Diego Watercolor Society available to view on the website, www.sdws.org.Read more

Thomas Franco Wins Third Place in August Members Show

August 10th, 2021

Thomas Franco, an artist and resident of Tierrasanta, San Diego, won the third-place award in the continuingly competitive August 2021 Member’s exhibition “Lazy Days” held virtually by the San Diego Watercolor Society available to view on the website, www.sdws.org.  Franco’s painting entitled “Quiet Cove” was selected by prominent artist and juror Robin Erickson for this honor.… Read more

Jan Min Wins Second Place in August Members Show

August 10th, 2021

Jan Min, an artist and resident of the Netherlands, won the second-place award in the continuingly competitive August 2021 Member’s exhibition “Lazy Days” held virtually by the San Diego Watercolor Society available to view on the website, www.sdws.org.  Min’s painting entitled “Fishing Day” was selected by prominent artist and juror Robin Erikson for this honor.… Read more

Peggy Weiner Wins First Place in August Members Show

August 10th, 2021

Peggy Weiner, an artist and resident of Escondido, California, won the first-place award in the continuingly competitive August 2021 Member’s exhibition “Lazy Days” held virtually by the San Diego Watercolor Society available to view on the website, www.sdws.org.  Weiner’s painting entitled “Anna” was selected by prominent artist and juror Robin Erickson for this honor.… Read more