Welcome to
 The Central New York
    Watercolor Society

                  Our History          

     The Central New York Watercolor Society was formed in February 1982 with fourteen charter members from the central New York State region. The Society was organized with the assistance of Mario Cooper and his wife, Dale Meyers, both past presidents of the American Watercolor Society, as well as Clarence Say, and Dan Meyers, past presidents of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society.

         The first President of  CNYWS was Willard J. Sauter of Utica, N.Y.

CNYWS members encourage the study of watercolor, and foster awareness and appreciation

of watercolor and water media, through regularly scheduled exhibits and educational opportunities.

  Our 2023 Members-Only Juried Exhibition


Cooperstown Art Association, Gallery A


 Registration is now open for our annual fall workshop,

with Ken Call, Instructor.

(See our Events page for the

registration form--Discounted price if registration is received by September 25th)

Member emails with the form were sent out on 8/14/2023



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 The 2023 CNYWS 2nd Signature Show Online Gallery of the paintings shown at Wilson Gallery, Le Moyne College, is up and running!  Go to 2023 Signature Exhibits in our horizontal site menu above and click the pull down menu to access.

The gallery will open in a new page. Enjoy!!

 Many thanks to Co-chairs Karen Harris, Pamela Lynch, and Kathryn Wehrung, AND all member volunteers who helped hang and take down this show!


🌟You can also enjoy our 2023 1st Signature Show (exhibited at VIEW Arts Center in Old Forge, NY) by clicking on the heading

2023 Signature Exhibits in the site menu at the top of this page.

Many thanks to Lorraine Van Hatten and Mary Murphy  

for serving as our show co-chairs.

 Welcome to our newest Signature members,

Carol Koziol Clark and Margaret Wilson!

          Featured watercolor:   "Daffodil Party" by Margaret Wilson

"Success in watercolor results from the partnership between artist and medium;

finding a balance within the knowledge, technique, and skill of the painter;

and leaving room for the magic that makes watercolor so distinctive."

Mick McAndrews

CNYWS MEMBERS :    Keep your brushes busy!!



We would like to now feature your paintings on our

home page! Please send a high res jpg. to lynch1@twcny.rr.com.

Please include title! Can't wait to see what you have been

up to!


Do you love Watercolor?

Are you looking for opportunities to enhance your personal art journey?

We encourage watercolor enthusiasts at all levels to join us! 

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"Carpenter Falls, Skaneateles, N.Y."

by one of our new Associate Members,

Kathleen Guthrie


         Here is  an untitled image by 19th  century watercolorist, Fidelia Bridges. She was the only woman in the group of artists who organized the American Watercolor Society.


                              MEMBER WORKS

                                "Lacy Leaves"

            by featured artist, Jean Matuszewski


                        "Portrait of a Runaway"

                      by Amy Cunningham- Waltz

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      For our plein air painters:

Simplon.Lesson, 1911


John Singer Sargent

 Learn more about our Featured Member Artist,

Jean Matuszewski

 in the

Fall 2023 CNYWS Newsletter.pdf

Newsletter in our NEWS section

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by Signature Member, 


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