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President's Message

The colors on the trees are changing. Fall is in full swing and what a great couple of general meetings we’ve had! Starting with Kathy Collins painting demo in September and, just last month a terrific demo by Iain Stewart, our amazing Waterworks juror. We are now kicking off our Fall membership drive with our “November Splash” general meeting on 11/28 (Start time is 6:30 p.m., so come early!). Invite your friends and family for this meeting because it has it all.

We will have four artists demonstrating simultaneously: Jean Pratt Beouy, Molly Murrah, Joe MacKechnie and Cheryl Schmardebeck. Vendors like Daniel Smith, Lebenzon Paintbrushes, Perfect Palette, DiVinci Brushes, and others will be showing and selling their product at this event. There will be door-prizes and plenty of energy in the room. If you are not in the area be sure to log on to Facebook on our Northwest Watercolor Society page and watch the meeting on FB LIVE!

Our “Members Only” exhibition, “Waterworks”, opens October 24 and runs through November 22 at Tsuga Gallery in Bothell, Washington and was juried by Iain Stewart. If you haven’t had the chance to stop by, please do so. It is an amazing showcase of NWWS talent. The 78th Annual Open is fast approaching with entries due in early January, so please do not miss out on another great exhibition opportunity. Our juror will be the internationally acclaimed Mark Mehaffey. Check out Mark’s work at

Just a few reminders. There won’t be a general meeting in December, but on January 23, 2018, the meeting will be at the Seattle location of Daniel Smith. Check the website calendar of events for schedules and dates of upcoming Seattle and Bellevue meetings.

Che Lopez, President
Northwest Watercolor Society