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

AKWS Signature Members Show

AKWS is  sponsoring the annual Signature Member show August 1 - 28, 2014 at Arctic Rose Gallery & Art Center, 423 W. 5th Ave., Anchorage. Please contact Dot Tideman at for signup and details.

40th Annual AKWS Juried Exhibition: September 5 - 29

The Exhibition will be held at the blue.holloman gallery September 5 - 29, 2014. Mark Mehaffey is our juror this year and approximately $4000 is expected to be awarded in prizes. The opening First Friday reception is September 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Presentation of awards is at 6:00 PM.

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: 08/08/2014