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The New England Watercolor Society

Welcome to the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS), one of the oldest and most prestigious watercolor societies in America. NEWS was founded in 1885 as the Boston Watercolor Society. Past members include Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, and honorary member Andrew Wyeth. Membership has grown from the thirteen founding members to nearly 200 signature members from every New England state. Please click on any link to learn more about our history, exhibitions, and membership opportunities.




Posted 12/8/2014 - 2015 Members Show at the Guild of Boston Artists, Jan. 28 - Feb. 28 (NEWS Signature members only) prospectus now available.
Also... Carole Berren, AWS – Painting on Yupo; a workshop at the Guild of Boston Artists, February 1-3, 10:00 AM to 5:00PM each day. Anyone welcome. More info


Posted 11/18/2014 - Mark your calendars for these upcoming shows:

  • 2015 Regional Show, next July at the Creative Arts Center, Chatham MA (open to all New England artists). Please check back for further details.
  • 2016 National Show at the North Shore Art Association - dates and further details to come as they become available.

Posted 10/13/2014 - The online 2014 National Show gallery is now live