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
January 30, 2024
6pm to 8pm
Guest Artist: Linda Wokoun 
Cypress Village, Osprey Room

Please note: Starting January 30, 2024 our general monthly meetings will be in a new location- Cypress Village, 4600 Middleton Park Cir E, Jacksonville, FL 32224 in the Osprey Room (in main building near entrance).   

Come early at 5:30 to socialize with fellow artists.
               Refreshments will be served.
To see more about monthly meetings, locations and upcoming schedule, click here.


2023 Fall Show

Click to see more about this show, award winners, and program and past shows in the Gallery. Click on image to see full size page of award winners in 2023 Fall Show;

2024 Spring Show
February 2 - February 25

Will be exhibited at the St Augustine Art Association South Gallery during February, 2024.
Click to see more about this show and entry requirements.

     Publications & Events

Spring 2024 Workshop 
Linda Wokoun
"Positive Flow, Negative Control"

 January 31 - February 
9:30am to 4pm
Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society
$375 members $425 non-members
more details coming soon

Artist of the Year - 2023

Pablo Rivera was honored as 2023 Artist of the Year, a once-in-a-lifetime award, for his service to JWS as well as his award winning talent in JWS juried shows.  His special show, plaque, and pin are planned for Fall 2024 show and reception in Westbury Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church.

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


JWS recently received a generous donation in the name of a long term member who passed away.  Over years, we have received other donations as well as art materials and supplies that honor past and current members.  We appreciate the generous support of JWS and its mission.  To help with future donations, we have provided instructions and contacts on our membership page.  Please go to the bottom of the membership page for more information on donations.