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
Cancelled due to Ian.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 
Guest Artist: Elaine Bergstrom

     Join us for first meeting of the 2022 Fall season on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 6pm to 8pm at the Mandarin Garden Center

Do you love Traditional Sumi Painting and want in lean how to incorporate some Asian techniques into your work? Elaine will share some brush strokes using a brush pen and watercolors that are used in her paintings and sketchbooks.  Learn more about Elaine at https://orientalartsupply.com/collections/elaine-bergstrom

Join Elaine and draw and paint along with her.  We had such fun participating in Tuni's Yupo progam, we thought we would try another one with Elaine's program.  Supplies are listed in the JWS newsletter and on  Elaine’s Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/elainembergstrom/ 
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 Center, 

JWS Celebrating 40 years (1982—2022)

Upcoming Events

2022 Fall Workshop

Pam Wenger, Instructor
3-Day Watercolor Workshop
October 26-28, 2022
Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society Building

Click to Read more about instructor, workshops and registration

2022 Fall Show

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

               Publications & Events

Artist of the Year

Virginia Meadows was honored as 2021 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 2022.

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

2022 Spring Show

Jewish Community Alliance
from April 1 - to April 27
Juror - Michael Holter
Click to See more about this and past shows

JWS 40th Anniversary 

We celebrated our 40th Anniversary on Tuesday, May 24, 2022  at the Mandarin Garden Center with Refreshments, Gallery, Swap & Shop, Memories, Fun, and Fellowship
Clothesline Gallery —unframed “light-weight” painting(s) hung in our informal gallery by clothespins– no rules, no prizes—just share or sell
Past Presidents, Charter members, Artists of the Year and highlights of JWS 40 years were displayed in photos and other memorabilia.
Fellow artists enjoyed light refreshments—coffee, water, cake and ambrosia.
Media/Library's DVDs & Books were available to rent for the summer, book sales and donations too.
Members offering art instructions  shared flyers, cards, and contact information.
40th Anniversary Video played 40 years of JWS history continuously on TV Monitor.