Alaska Watercolor Society, P. O. Box 90714, Anchorage, Alaska, 99509-0714

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The Alaska Watercolor Society was formed in 1974 as a not-for-profit organization to help promote the knowledge and understanding of professional watercolor painting in Alaska. The Society sponsors an annual juried watercolor exhibition that is open to all artists, 18 years and older living in the United States.

40th AKWS Annual Juried Exhibition
2014 Awards

Best of Show
Imagined Memory"
by Rob Roys

Iain Stewart - 2015 Workshop, August 3-7

Iain Stewart will teach a 5 day workshop August 3 - 7, 2015 at the First Congregational Church, 2610 East Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK. Early registration fee is $375 until March 31. Workshop description and materials list are described on Iain's website. Registration information is here.

Iain Stewart is a signature of the National Watercolor Society. His work has received top awards in international competition. In addition to working as a fine artist and workshop instructor, Iain is an architectural illustrator with an international clientele and an Adjunct Professor at Auburn University where he teaches Architecture in Watercolor.

41st Annual Juried Exhibition Now Open For Entries of CaFE

Artists can now submit up to two painting images at CaFE ( until June 3, 2015 for entry consideration by this year's juror, Iain Stewart. Details and prospectus can be found at the CaFE site and here.

AKWS 2015 Scholarship Application Now Available

AKWS is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its annual $1000 scholarship for University of Alaska Visual Art students. Application deadline is April 1, 2015. Details and application form can be downloaded here. Contact Karen Crandall at for more information.

March 11 Monthly General Meeting: Dwayne Adams

Monthly General Membership Meeting at Sourdough Mining Co., 5200 Juneau St., Anchorage at 7:00 PM. Social Hour from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Dwayne Adams is a landscape architect in Anchorage and was head of the local landscape architecture firm Land Design North for almost 20 years.  In his work he produced numbers of drawings, sketches, and paintings that have been used for brochure covers, interpretive panels, and project concepts—some of which weren’t such good ideas.  He’ll share images of some of the projects and products, and share his view of why hand-created images can still get results that computer-generated drawings can’t achieve.

AKWS Sites for Sharing, Interaction, and More Information

AKWS Facebook - Join the Facebook page for regular updates to events, chat with members, view photos, and learn more about the Alaska Watercolor Society! Open to everyone, just follow the link or search for 'Alaska Watercolor Society' on Facebook.

AKWS Members Only Online Network (NING) - As a Watercolor Society Member you can contact Francine Dufour Jones and obtain an account to the AKWS social networking site on NING. AKWS artists that want to share their art and learn from each other now have an online community all their own. Our interactive artist community is a meeting place available as a free benefit to all current and paid members. The site is a place to interact with other members, read or create blogs, post comments, share ideas and paintings, or get more information.

Quick Links

Member's Online Community - Members only interactive community and meeting place
Facebook Site - Public site for current events, photos, and more
Member's Websites - Links to AKWS Member websites
Membership Form - Apply for membership to AKWS
Video Library - A selection of art instruction videos that can be borrowed by members

Contact Information

Monthly Membership Meetings
September to May - Second Wednesday of the Month
Sourdough Mining Co., 5200 Juneau St., Anchorage, Alaska
Social hour 6:00 PM, Business meeting 7:00 PM

President: Chris Zafren 346-2333
Vice President: Mark McDermott 345-6997
: Acting: Jean Watson
333-5799 H, 333-4678 Msg,
Newsletter Editor: Jean Watson
333-5799 H, 333-4678 Msg,

Postal address
Alaska Watercolor Society, P. O. Box 90714, Anchorage, Alaska, 99509-0714

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Last modified: 02/25/2015