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.
39th Annual AKWS Juried Exhibition
The Alaska Watercolor Society is pleased to announce the 39th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, October 4, 2013 through February 9, 2014.Donna Zagotta is our juror this year and all entries are due June 5, 2013. Details and forms can be found in the prospectus.
2013 AKWS Student Scholarship Winner
Thank you to all the talented students who applied for the $1000 scholarship this year. After a careful selection process, we want to congratulate Karinna Gomez on receiving the award. Karinna resides in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she is pursuing her MFA in Printmaking and Drawing. You can view her images at www.karinnagomez.com.
A big "THANK YOU " also goes out to everyone who volunteered on the selection committee.
2013 AKWS Workshop - Donna ZagottaIn Donna’s fun and fast-paced workshops, the emphasis is on finding techniques and strategies for adding “the you factor” to your paintings. Donna’s workshops will invigorate you with equal parts inspiration, information, and direction. Working with your own subject matter, there will be plenty of time to consult, reflect, and evaluate as you consider new creative possibilities for your art. All levels are welcome. Registration Forms are 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.