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.

The Call for Entries is now open for the 2nd

Signature Show to be held at Le Moyne College.

Exhibit dates are June 1 - August 17, 2023.

All Signature members in good standing may

enter 1 -2 paintings.

Large paintings are welcome!

See Events page for a link to the Prospectus.


Check our Exhibitions and Events page for upcoming

one-day workshops ! Go to the EVENTS page to access

the complete info and registration form.

Space is limited! Get your reservation in today!


                                  WELCOME SPRING TIME!

                          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 SPRING 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! 

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.

Latest news

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      Celebrating Women's History

"Portrait of the Artist"

Mary Cassatt

Watercolor and Gouache, 1878

 Learn more about our Featured Member Artist,

 Eric Shute

 in the

CNYWS Winter News 2023.pdf

Newsletter in our NEWS section

Check out Blog posts 

by Signature Member, 


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