Florida Watercolor Society

If you have difficulty renewing your membership or
accessing the members-only section, contact
FWS digital director fwsdigital@outlook.com.

50 Years:
A Selective Retrospective

Currently on exhibition at the Tampa International Airport (near Marriott Hotel).

Images From Our Virtual Convention

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The Florida Watercolor Society is the largest State society in the United States with almost one thousand members. It is our mission to promote the art of watercolor and to educate the public as to the importance of watercolor as a creative and permanent painting medium, while contributing to the cultural atmosphere of the state of Florida.

FWS’ main event each year is an Annual Exhibition, Convention & Trade Show every fall in various locations throughout Florida. FWS also hosts an Online Show for our Non-Signature members. Members in good standing may enter the exhibitions. At Convention, we host two 4-day workshops and at least one, 1-day workshop taught by invited internationally known artists. During convention weekend, demonstrations by noted artists are presented hourly, as well as critiques, silent auctions, raffles and a host of other wonderful activities. There are Member and Non-Member rates to register for the Convention, however, the Trade Show is free and open to the public.

If you are a full time or part time resident of Florida join the FWS community today!

1 Dean Mitchell Pieces Of Tampa Bay

2021 Annual Exhibition

View our gallery of amazing work by our talented artists.

Online Show

View our gallery of amazing work by our talented artists.

Thank You for Your Support!

Our Annual Exhibition, Convention & Trade Show is our main event each year and it wouldn’t be possible without the generous support from our sponsors and members.

  • The Healing Arts Purchase Award, part of our award program, is a painting purchased from a deserving artist that will be donated to a medical facility in the location of each convention, sprinkling art and good will throughout Florida.
  • A college student focusing on water media is given a scholarship each year by FWS.
  • FWS donates to the nationwide Congressional Art Competition each year for high school students within a congressional district in the state.

Please make a donation toward our efforts to bring world class cultural activities to Florida and support our youth pursuing careers in the arts!