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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.




Submissions are now open for the 2016 North American Open Show
September 25 – October 29, 2016.
Download the prospectus.
Deadline for entry July 28. Apply online at Smarter Entry. See the Shows page for more details.

The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents

A workshop by Mary Whyte: Portrait and Still Life

September 26—28, 2016 9 am—5 pm
at the North Shore Art Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA

Download the registration form or see the Workshops page for more details. This workshop is filled, but you can still be added to the waiting list.

Posted 6/6/2015 - 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.