Archive for the ‘Member News’ Category

May 2020 Volunteer of the Month

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Congratulations to Abbyann Sisk, the May Volunteer of the Month! Abbyann is an exceptionally dedicated San Diego Watercolor Society volunteer. Joining SDWS in October of 2018 she embraced volunteering at the staffing desk. She excels at greeting gallery guests with ease and manages the desk and sales with skill.… Read more

Inspiration Alert: Roberta Dyer

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

If you need a little inspiration during these uncertain times, you will certainly find it by spending some time with award-winning artist Roberta Dyer.

Roberta, a past-president of the San Diego Watercolor Society, is also a Signature member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP).… Read more

Important Announcement

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

April 2, 2020

To all our many friends and patrons,

In these unprecedented times, we are all learning new ways of going about our lives and trying to create some sense of “normalcy”.  In that spirit, even though our gallery is closed and we can’t gather together to enjoy one another’s company, we still have an April Member Exhibition, “Cheeky Monkey”, displayed on our website for all to enjoy.  We… Read more

SDWS Past Presidents Exhibition

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Enjoy the paintings and biographies from the SDWS Past Presidents Exhibition from the comfort of your home. 

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Important Announcement Regarding April Member Show

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Good news! Even though the gallery itself is closed until April 25th, the April member show “Cheeky Monkey” is on! 

We have adapted the show to be an “Exhibition” displayed in a virtual format only. Please be advised however that the paintings will not be offered for sale as the gallery sales department is in the process of developing a protocol for shipping paintings that are not physically present at the gallery.… Read more

Update: March 20, 2020

Friday, March 20th, 2020

To all our many friends and patrons:

We finally have some GOOD news!  We’re pleased to announce that even though our physical gallery in the beautiful Arts District, Liberty Station is closed, we have taken steps to continue to offer our members an opportunity to exhibit new works of art for an April Member Exhibition on our website. … Read more

NWS 50 Stars Exhibition

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

We are pleased to announce the two paintings selected to represent the San Diego Watercolor Society in the upcoming NWS 50 Stars Exhibition.

Two paintings, “Magic Garden” by Carol Mansfield, and “Washing Up” by Thomas Schaller, have been selected by our juror, Linda Doll, to be the entries from SDWS in the NWS 50 Stars Exhibition which will run from July 9 through September 6, 2020. … Read more

An Important Message From Our President

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

To all our many friends and patrons:

We here at SDWS take the health and well-being of you and all of our many dedicated members and volunteers very seriously. It is for that reason that we have taken the unprecedented step of closing our physical gallery to the public at least through April 25, 2020 to protect you and us from the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. … Read more

SDWS Artists Accepted into 2020 WFWS Exhibition

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that eleven artists from the San Diego Watercolor Society were juried into the 2020 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition by award winning artist and juror Stephen Quiller.

The 2020 45th WFWS Exhibition “Watercolors Rock the Gem State” will be held at the Idaho State Museum Gallery in Boise, Idaho from June 6 to July 26, 2020.… Read more

SDWS Past President Show

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

San Diego Watercolor Society is celebrating 55 years by having a Past President Show in the Educational Center complete with bios next to each painting. 

Although we have had 47 presidents serving since 1965, 17 paintings of those still active are in our exhibit with a special inclusion of Ally Benbrook who recently died in September 2019. … Read more