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President's Message

Happy New Year! I am very excited for 2018 and everything that the new year will bring to NWWS, from a completely redesigned website to our general meeting’s location sharing (January’s meeting will be held at the downtown Seattle Daniel Smith store). To our Seattle and south end members, we heard you and we are heading your way! We’d like to extend a collective, great big hug to Daniel Smith for their continued support and opening their doors to us. We are planning to split our general meeting locations between Bellevue and Seattle in 2018.

Eric Lin ( will be our first demo artist of 2018 at the general meeting at Daniel Smith on Tues., January 23rd. Come early and shop, remembering to bring your membership card with you for the NWWS members discount on our meeting days (available at both Seattle and Redmond locations). Let’s start the new year with a bang! We will continue to live-stream on our NWWS Facebook Page. You need to have your Facebook app on your phone or device up-to-date to enjoy the meetings online.

That same day, Tues., Jan. 23rd, come very, very early and join our 3rd Pizza and Paint. NWWS has the room beginning at 10:30, so you may join the group-paint, order pizza, and paint all afternoon right up till 5:30 meeting setup. Painters are loving this new, casual event.

On February 27th, our general meeting will be back at St. Andrews Church in Bellevue and you’ll be treated to the digital show of all the spectacular entries into the 78th Annual International Open. Juried by none other than the amazing Mark Mehaffey, the January 14th entry deadline is fast approaching and beautiful paintings are already coming in. Don’t get left out. Send your entry in today!

A primary goal of mine is to reach toward the future and include our full membership, reaching out to our members located all over the world. I could not have done all these things without the support and careful attention to details by our Board of Directors and our amazing volunteers. We try to do our best for YOU as a member and we will continue to strive to be the best arts organization in our community.

The best to you and yours.
Che Lopez, President
Northwest Watercolor Society