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The Fourth Annual Plein Air Exhibition

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

The San Diego Watercolor Society’s Fourth Annual Plein Air Exhibition is coming up! This year’s exhibition will be hosted virtually on the SDWS website from November 22 through December 31.

The Plein Air show recognizes the amazing work of the many plein air artists in our membership, including June Maxion, this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Plein Air Painting award.… Read more

In the News: Lynette Bredow

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

We love it when our members are in the news! Read all about Lynette Bredow’s painting ‘Tattooed Tenderness” recognized in the Ramona Sentinel.

Click HERE to go to the article.… Read more

In the News: Janet Gilliland

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Janet Gilliland, a Signature Member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, was awarded “Best of Miniatures” in the June 2020 Member Exhibition “Just Add Water”.

Janet’s story is featured in an article by the Rancho Bernardo New Journal. Congratulations, Janet!

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Celebrating the Life of Oren Cooper

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

San Diego Watercolor Society Signature Member Oren Cooper passed away at the end of September, just shy of his 99th birthday. His family would like to invite his dear friends to his Celebration of Life. Oren’s son, Eric Cooper commented that “He was very proud of his SDWS that he was able to put on each painting.… Read more

Member News: Shinja Scheidnes

Monday, October 7th, 2019

San Diego Watercolor Society member, Shinja Scheidnes, is having her annual art show at the Spanish Village in Balboa Park.

Her loverly artwork will be on display in Gallery 23 until October 15, 2019 from 10am-4pm. All are invited to visit with her and browse the gallery!… Read more

Celebration of Life for Ally Benbrook

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Ally Benbrook

The family of Allison (Ally) Benbrook would like to invite all of her dear friends from the San Diego Watercolor Society to her Celebration of Life on October 1, 2019 at Red Run Farms. (Map)

This event is taking place at a working ranch, so please be sure to wear closed shoes and jeans are perfectly fine.… Read more

For Sale by Member

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Lola Juris, a long-time member of SDWS is retiring and she’s selling her art supplies. Most of the brushes, papers and paint are gone, but she still has these items for sale: four painting tables, a Logan mat cutter, Prismacolor pencils, watercolor pencils, a large wooden easel, a small, wooden 12-drawer cabinet for paint-tube storage ($15), and some acrylics. If… Read more

Juror Comments: August Member Show

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

To help San Diego Watercolor Society members understand more about the jury process, SDWS asks jurors for comments.  Please remember these are informal comments to provide insight into the juror’s evaluation process.  They should be considered just another data point, the same way that demonstrating artists make comments on their process or methods. … Read more

Juror Comments: June Member Show

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019


Angela Chang

The transparency, depth, and motion of water inspire Angela Chang to paint. She celebrates the beauty found in the juxtaposition of form. Movements generated through these connections are the primary source of inspiration for her series “Umbrellas and Sunbrellas.”… Read more

SD County Fair

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

We couldn’t be more thrilled about so many of our San Diego Watercolor Society members participating in the SD County Fair. And what’s better? Several paintings have been selected for awards.

Congratulations to our artists!

  • Craig Anderson
  • Drew Bandish
  • Pat Dispenziere
  • Roberta Dyer
  • Glory Giffin
  • Elaine Harvey
  • Wanda Honeycutt
  • Luis Juarez
  • Susan Keith
  • Linda Kennedy
  • Ralph Kingery
  • Carol Mansfield
  • Carolyn Nespolo
  • Cynthia Roach
  • Sherry Roper
  • Dee Ruark
  • Ann Slater
  • Mark Smith
  • Vita Sorrentino
  • Ski Torzeski
  • Ann Walker
  • Angela Westengard
  • Mary Williams
  • Jami Wright

And if we’ve missed anyone on our list, please email us so we can add you!… Read more