Our Mission

We promote watercolor and water media as an important and recognized medium in the arts community and provides support as well as educational opportunities to watercolor artists - whether beginners or professionals.

We offer a variety of educational opportunities including eight (8) monthly meetings with demonstrations and lectures by renowned national or prominent local artists. In the Fall and Spring, we host three-day water media workshops with nationally recognized artists.

We recognize and encourage artistic excellence through juried exhibitions in the Fall and Spring.

Click to - Read more about JWS, Board and Committees, and History

Next General Meeting
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 
Guest Artist: William McMahan

 Join us on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6pm to 8pm at the Mandarin Garden Club
 Please join William for a two part demonstration drawing in which he initially shares general generic proportions of the human figure, showing techniques for creating dynamic figure drawings. He will then highlight continuous marks, and line weight variation when he uses a water soluble brush pen to ink a figure study.

After receiving an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University in 2010, William McMahan moved to Jacksonville, FL, dedicating himself to empowering people through spreading the arts in the city ever since. He is the Art Director for the Art League of Jacksonville, and he regularly teaches at the Cummer Museum and MOCA. William hosts monthly art shows for local artists at the Silver Cow, and exhibits his work at the Vault in San Marco. William is beginning to tattoo and create custom clothes and shoes. 

Volunteers, please arrive between 5:15 & 5:30 pm to help set up and socialize with fellow artists before the meeting. More details available on the website - directions to Mandarin Garden Club, 

Upcoming Events

2023 Spring Show

 St Augustine Art Association
from February 3 to  February 26
Juror - Lorraine Watry
Click to See more about shows and how to enter online

2023 Spring Workshop

Lorraine Watry, Instructor
3-Day Watercolor Workshop
February 1-3, 2023
Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society Building

Click to Read more about instructor, workshops and registration

               Publications & Events


Artist of the Year

Geri Groenert was honored as 2022 Artist of the Year, a once-in-a-lifetime award, for her outstanding service to JWS as well as her award winning talent in JWS juried shows.  Her special show, plaque, and pin are planned for 2023.

Click to See more about Geri, AOTY award, guidelines for nomination, and previous recipients


2022 Fall Show

Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra
from October 22 to November 28
Juror - Pam Wenger
Click to See more about this and past shows