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
September 26, 2023
Reddi-Arts - New Watercolor Products

It's Summer Break for JWS monthly meetings. 

Let's paint and keep in touch with the
two summer events planned for members:

July 1-29 Non-juried show at Reddi-Arts (see below)

July 13  "Watercolor Bootcamp" one-day workshop by Pablo Rivera

Contact Danielle at [email protected] or Geri at [email protected] to sign up or for more information.

To see more about monthly meetings, locations and upcoming schedule,     click here.


2023 Summer Show
July 1-29 at Reddi Arts
Reception July 9

Not juried, no fees, no awards, less framing rules, no online entry- an opportunity to display your artwork and possibly sell it.  Sign up with Barbara Holt to participate. Click to see more about this show and how to participate

2023 Spring Show

Was exhibited at the St Augustine Art Association South Gallery during February, 2023. Awards were presented at the First Friday Art Walk reception.  Click to See more about this show, award winners, and program and past shows in the Gallery 

2023 Student Show

JWS is announcing the award winners and entries in a new outreach program with Pine Forest Elementary School for the Arts students. We are hosting our first online art show for these young artists. This juried show was open to students in 1st through 5th grade.
Click to See more about the student show.

     Publications & Events

"Watercolor Bootcamp"
with Pablo Rivera

Thursday, July 13th 2023 9:30am to 4pm 
Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society
$85 members $125 non-members

Go to Workshops to sign-up for this workshop. 

Fall Workshop - Watercolor Process 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
Go to Workshops to register to hold your place.

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 Fall 2023.

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.