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, September 26, 2023
New Watercolor Products
6pm to 8pm
at the Mandarin Garden Club, Loretto Rd.
Mark your datebook and join us in
kicking off our 2023 - 2024 year of programs.
Reddi-Arts will be demonstrating
some new ( and old) watercolor products.
Be sure to bring your brush and
travel palette to join in some hands on fun.
Come early at 5:30 to help setup
and socialize with fellow artists.
Refreshments will be served.
To see more about monthly meetings, locations and upcoming schedule, click here.
2023 Fall Show
October 20 - November 27
Will be exhibited from October 20, 2023 through November 27 at Christ Episcopal Church in both Westbury Parish Hall and Formation & Arts buildings located at 400 San Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach. Opening reception and awards will be on Saturday, October 28 at Christ Episcopal Church, Westbury Parish Hall from 1 pm to 3 pm. Wine and snacks will be served. Artist of the Year for 2023 will also be announced during the reception.
Click to see more about this show and entry requirements.
2023 Spring Show
February 3 - February 26
Was exhibited at the St Augustine Art Association South Gallery during February, 2023.
Awards were presented at the First Friday Art Walk reception to a large turnout.
Click to see more about this show, award winners, and program and past shows in the Gallery.
2023 Student Show
JWS announced the award winners and entries in a new outreach program with Pine Forest Elementary School for the Arts students in 1st through 5th grade. We hosted our first online art show for these young artists. The award winners' paintings will be exhibited at the 2023 Fall Show.
Click to see more about the student show.
Publications & Events
Fall Workshop -
Techniques for Amazing Backgrounds on YUPO and Watercolor Paper
with Libit Jones
October 25, 26 and 27th
9:30am to 4pm
Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society
$375 members $425 non-members
Libit Jones is featured in Arbus. See her website and her video on YUPO vs Arches. Libit Jones website
Go to Workshops to register to hold your place. See information sheet to see more about the workshop and the artist and the special offer for this workshop - YUPO paper will be provided by JWS.
Read the latest newsletter with link on the cover to the right.
See more about our communications for members, the latest trifold and calendar of events, past newsletters, and links to websites of interest to members.
Artist of the Year - 2022
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 Fall 2023 show and reception in Westbury Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church.
Click to See more about Geri, 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.