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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.




Now Open: The 2016 North American Open Juried Exhibition

North Shore Art Association Gallery, Gloucester MA, September 25 – October 29, 2016.

Posted 10/10/16: list of award winners
View the gallery of accepted work

There will be artist demos each of the three following Sundays from 1 - 3 pm: Jack Haran on October 9, artist TBA on October 16, and Evelyn Dunphy on October 23rd. See the Shows page for more details on the exhibition.

Upcoming Events:

  • Signature Members Show - February 2017 at the Guild of Boston Artists, Boston
    Registrations will be due on January 11, drop off will be Wednesday, January 25; judging will be on Thursday, January 26. More info and a prospectus will be posted when they become available.
  • Andy Evansen Watercolor Workshop - January 27 - 29, 2017 - This workshop will be limited to 16 participants - register early! See the Workshops page for more details, or download the registration form
  • Boston Arts Weekend - January 26-29 - Paired with the Andy Evansen Workshop -
    Not limited to workshop participants
    Stay in Copley Square: The Charlesmark Hotel - one block from the Evansen Workshop (call 617-247-1212 for reservations)
    Mention Boston Arts Weekend for specially discounted prices: single $119 + tax per night, or double $139 + tax per night
    Thursday, January 26
    Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum
    6pm - Dinner at Café G (self pay)
    please bring cash for splitting bill
    7:30pm - Private Tour ($20)
    Friday, January 27
    Gibson House
    4:30pm - Private Tour of 1860 Back Bay Row-House: "Truly a time capsule of Victorian Boston" ($9)
    6pm - Dinner at City Table (self pay)
    Saturday, January 28
    “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
    6pm - Dinner at Brahmin (self pay)
    8pm - Lyric Stage Theatre, center section seating ($55 - a 20% savings)

    Please send a check to the address below for the events you wish to attend, spouses welcome.
    NEWS, Wendy Hale, 160 Commonwealth Ave #709, Boston, MA 02116

    Download a flyer about this event

Also: New England Regional Juried Exhibition - Newport RI, May 2017
Linda Baker Workshop - paired with the 2017 Regional Show
Details will be posted as they become available.

Share news of your accomplishments with other NEWS members. See the NEWS News page for instructions on submitting your items of interest to be posted in this virtual newsletter.

Be sure to check the Bulletin Board page too for calls for art, upcoming workshops or art-related travel opportunities.