Hawai`i Watercolor Society


The Hawai`i Watercolor Society was founded in 1962 by Hawai`i Artist Hon Chew Hee. Our aim as an organization is to nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibits, and collaboration with other organizations, associations and individuals.

The Hawai`i Watercolor Society sponsors two juried exhibits every year as well as a biennial curated show highlighting the work of our signature members. In addition, we host periodic sales, themed shows and community events.

In conjunction with our exhibits we offer two week long workshops each year featuring nationally recognized teaching artists. On an intermittent basis we sponsor shorter duration workshops on a variety of art-related topics.


Calendar of Events & Reminders

Please see the Current & Future Shows Page for more information.

October 2019

November 2019

  • First Friday Reception 11/1/19 5-9 pm, Arts at Marks

  • HWS Open Show, closes November 22nd

  • Little Picture Show, closes November 30th
    Opening reception at Arts @ Mark’s November 1st.

  • Free steam lecture series on the them of Color of Water by different disciplines:
    Nov 5th, 11 am - noon - Tsunami Modelling
    Nov 12th, 11 am - noon - Color of Water from Space
    Nov 13th, 2 pm - 3 pm - Color of Water Estuaries
    Nov 19th, 11 am - noon - Color of Limu

December 2019

January 2020

  • HWS Volunteer’s Show endingMarch 2020

  • HWS Member show March 31 - April 25, 2020

July 2020

  • HWS Signature show, July - December 2020 (tentative dates)

October 2020

  • HWS Open show, October 31 - November 27, 2020

December 2020

Group Painting Calendar: 

  • Every Monday, Botanical Workshop (Free) 9 am - noon at Wahiawa Gardens

  • Every Wednesday starting at 9 am (Free) - Windward Wanderers - contact Roger Tinius rtmisawa@netzero.com Free.

  • Every Wednesday, Botanical Workshop (Free) starting at 9 am at Ho'omaluhia Gardens

  • Every third Thursday, Plein Air Painting starting at 9 am - at Foster Gardens (entrance fee).

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of every month from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m (unless a holiday).

Partner's Meeting at Marks are the 3rd Thursday of every month from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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