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 2022 Juried Show is currently on display in the Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library, Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, N.Y. Exhibit ends August 30th.

You won't want to miss it!

The 1st Signature Show for CNYWS

opens at VIEW Arts Center in Old Forge, NY 

on July 30th and runs through September 10th

We are thrilled to be exhibiting in the Foley Gallery, downstairs, adjacent to the main gallery where the ANEAW exhibit is being held. We will be having a joint reception for both exhibits on August 5th, from 5 - 7 pm

"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

ATTENTION All Signature Members:

 The Second Signature Show of 2022 dates are Sept. 24 - October 22.

The exhibit will be at the Kirkland Art Center, in Clinton, N.Y.

Judy Levins and Jean Matuszewski are the co-chairs.

More information will be forthcoming.

   Stay Tuned!  Keep your brushes busy!!


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! 

Celebrating Women's History Month with 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.

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Click on link above to learn more about the history of watercolor during its "Golden Age". Permission for link from Winsor Newton

Learn more about our Featured Member Artist,

 Donna Atwood

 in the

Winter 2022

Newsletter in our NEWS section

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