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.
Don't miss our 2022 Artists' Retreat!
When: Saturday, July 16th, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Where: The Oneida Community Mansion House and Grounds
170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, N.Y. 13421
Lunch provided by Ebeneezer's Cafe/ included with
your registration payment: $25 for Members--$35 others
"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."
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.
Click on link above to learn more about the history of watercolor during its "Golden Age". Permission for link from Winsor Newton