Since its inception in 1969, The Nevada Watercolor Society has encouraged and promoted the advancement of watermedia in Southern Nevada.
September through May, the Society keeps its members informed with monthly meetings and a monthly newsletter, the "Desert Wash". Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Mesquite Club at 7pm and are open to anyone interested. Lectures of special interest to artists as well as painting demonstrations are presented. Membership is $40 a year (and $15 for full-time students). Download NVWS Membership form
Several painting workshops are organized throughout the year. Beginners and advanced students benefit from the experience of nationally known artists.
The Society presents two juried exhibits each year. The Fall Show is for members only and the Spring Show is open to anyone. Cash and merchandise awards are distributed to winning entries.
Membership is open to anyone. Signature membership status is bestowed on members whose work has been accepted in three NVWS shows.
Other resources include The Nevada Watercolor Society Permanent Collection housed at the UNLV Lied Library and a well stocked video library featuring instruction on many watermedia techniques. Videos are available for rental at the monthly meetings. Download NVWS Video Library list