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President's Message

Hola! The days are becoming shorter, cooler and kids are finally returning to school. What a busy summer it has been at the NWWS World headquarters.

The board and I have been working hard to take a step into the future. Starting with adding a few monthly meetings, held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Daniel Smith in downtown Seattle, in 2018. A resounding THANK YOU to Daniel Smith for letting us use their beautiful demo space in Seattle.

And that’s not all, we will be livestreaming our meetings via Facebook LIVE starting this month. As you might have guessed, we are completely redesigning our website to make things easier to log on and enter shows. We appreciate your patience with the progress.

As you know the Signature show and Waterworks exhibition are just around the corner. Iain Stewart will be our juror for Waterworks. The reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Tsuga Fine Arts & Customs Framing in Bothell, WA on Thursday, October 26,2017.

Our Signature Members Show will be held at the Shack Art Center in Everett,WA. With the reception and awards ceremony on November 16, 2017. Please don’t forget that the final deadline for submitting your paintings is September 12 - so don’t be late.

Don’t forget the Fall Samish Paint Out on September 20 - 24. It fills up quickly every year, so don’t be left out in the cold.

We have two great presenters in September and October - in September, Kathy Collins ( and in October, Iain Stewart (

Both meetings will be held in Bellevue. I can’t wait to watch these two artists paint and share their love of watercolor media.

We have jammed-packed, coming months, but the sun is still high and warm in the sky, so get out there and paint. Remember to visit #northwestwatercolorsociety on Instagram and link it to your Facebook account. We are everywhere now, so log on and share your stories and art.

Che Lopez, President
Northwest Watercolor Society