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San Diego Artist Wins Best of Theme Award

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

Mary McWilliams, an artist and resident of San Diego, California, won the Best of Theme award in the continuingly competitive April 2021 Member’s exhibition “Color Zone” held virtually in April 2021, on The San Diego Watercolor Society website, www.sdws.org.  McWilliams’s painting entitled “Homage” was selected by prominent local artist and juror Richard Hawk for this honor, out of more than 270 entries.… Read more

Portrait of an Artist: Mary McWilliams

Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Mary McWilliams

I spoke with Mary in a lovely outdoor garden of her downtown condominium complex in early April, 2021. Our conversation strayed early on from my prepared questions, and I was treated to a full afternoon of dialogue with this extraordinary person who is, among many other things, a new but successful artist.… Read more

San Diego Artist Wins Third Place

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Luis Juarez, an artist and resident of San Diego, California, won the third-place award in the continuingly competitive April 2021 Member’s exhibition “Color Zone” held virtually in April 2021, on The San Diego Watercolor Society website, www.sdws.org.  Juarez’s painting entitled “Ocean Beach” was selected by prominent local artist and juror Richard Hawk for this honor, out of more than 270 entries.… Read more

Indio Artist Wins Second Place

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Kathleen Scoggin, an artist and resident of Indio, California, won the second-place award in the continuingly competitive April 2021 Member’s exhibition “Color Zone” held virtually in April 2021, on The San Diego Watercolor Society website, www.sdws.org.  Scoggin’s painting entitled “Windy Night” was selected by prominent local artist and juror Richard Hawk for this honor, out of more than 270 entries.… Read more

San Diego Artist Wins First Place

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Edward Abrams, an artist and resident of San Diego, California, won the first-place award in the continuingly competitive April 2021 Member’s exhibition “Color Zone” held virtually in April 2021, on The San Diego Watercolor Society website, www.sdws.org.  Abrams’s painting entitled “2020” was selected by prominent local artist and juror Richard Hawk for this honor, out of more than 270 entries.… Read more

April Members Show “Color Zone” a Rich Rainbow

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

This is the first of a series in which I review and comment on the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Monthly Members Shows. These shows provide a regular venue in which members have the opportunity to submit their work to a competitive, juried exhibit that judges the submissions for inclusion into the show.… Read more

February Volunteer of the Month: Sandie Seckington

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Sandie Seckington is February’s Volunteer of the Month. She is a dedicated, long term volunteer, always willing to go the extra mile and making sure everything is completed correctly. Sandie has always been a consistent and friendly staffer, sitting the front desk nearly every month since 2013. … Read more

In the News: SDWS

Monday, January 11th, 2021

After seeing an article in the San Diego Union about Kim Phillips-Pea and her group of artists in SE San Diego who opened a Pop-Up Gallery, Terri Nelson, Gay Weston, Alice Kayuha and Mary Wood visited the Pop Up Gallery to meet several of the artists and admire the work. … Read more

November Member Meeting

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

The San Diego Watercolor Society will be hosting a VIRTUAL General Membership Meeting. Social time will be followed by an update from SDWS President, Terri Nelson, and other business. 

In addition, we are pleased to welcome Gordon Bashant who will do a demonstration immediately following the general meeting.… Read more

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