The New England Watercolor Society

The New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) is 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.

Archives of NEWS material

Annual Meeting 2018

The NEWS Annual Meeting was held on March 18, at the Embassy Suites in Waltham MA. After an informative business meeting and a delicious and chatty catered dinner, the "Three Amigas" - Julie Blanchard, Cathy Chin and Wendy Hale - provided a demonstration that was part team-building excercise, part ballet, and entirely entertaining, in which they painted landmarks of Boston on a huge sheet of watercolor paper. Wendy got extra points for coming off the injured/reserved list for the performance.

If you missed it, be sure to plan ahead for next year's annual meeting. It's always held right around St. Patrick's day. Notices will be sent in advance.

View the full-length video (1 hour)

An interview with NEWS president, Wendy Hale

New! New England Watercolor Society Instructor Directory 2018

Signature Members of the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) provide classes, workshops, events, and other learning opportunities to explore watercolor and other watermedia— from beginner to advanced levels— in expressive, realistic and experimental styles.

This new brochure is a directory to connect people with artist/teachers in their area. Download it here.

To view galleries of current and past shows, see Exhibitions in the sidebar or click here for a list.

Upcoming/Ongoing Events:

2018 Biennial North American Open Juried Exhibition info posted

Upcoming NEWS Workshops

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.