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.
May 13 General Meeting at Sourdough Mining
At the Wed, May 13th AKWS meeting (7 pm, 6 pm social hour), we will have the presentation of our Scholarship Award and a open painting critique for attendees. Unfortunately, we have had to reschedule Vladimir Zhikhartsev as he ended up with an invitation to go to Russia to judge an art competition. This is a great opportunity to get some feedback on paintings you are considering entering into the Juried Exhibition (deadline June 3rd). I look forward to seeing lots of great paintings. Even if you are not sure about entering the exhibition, this is an excellent way to get guidance in how to make good paintings great.
41st Annual Juried Exhibition Now Open For Entries of CaFE
Artists can now submit up to two painting images at CaFE (www.callforentry.org) 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 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.
Alaska for their generous grant to support this site.