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Now open: The 2015 Regional Show of the New England Watercolor Society

July 8—August 1, 2015 at the Cape Cod Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA 02633 - (508) 945-3583. Get more details or view the online gallery.

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 7/14/15 - In memoriam: Loring Colman, a dynamic figure in the life of Concord Art, died peacefully in his sleep on July 7 at the age of 97. He will be missed by so many. His funeral is planned for 2pm, Sunday, July 19 at Saint Mark's Church, Southborough, MA, with a memorial service at Middlesex School to follow in September. During his long career as an artist, he transitioned from oil painting to watercolor and never went back. He was an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Allied Artists of America, the Guild of Boston Artists, the New England Watercolor Society, Concord Art Association, and the Salmagundi Club.

A more extensive biography and obituary is available here:

Posted 6/20/15 - 2015 Regional Show, July 8—August 1, 2015 at the Cape Cod Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA 02633 - (508) 945-3583. 2015 Regional Show gallery is now online.

Posted 6/6/2015 - New! 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.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming shows:

  • 2016 Signature Members Show at The Guild of Boston Artists, January 28, 2016, Susan Weintraub, Juror. More info to follow.
  • 2016 National Show at the North Shore Art Association - 10/2-11/16/16. Further details to come as they become available.