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Southwest Washington Watercolor Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to further the interest in watercolor painting, hold exhibitions of members' work and encourage a wider experience and education to both the artist and the viewing public. 


Southwest Washington Watercolor Society began in 1979 to provide an organization for the watercolorists of Clark, Skamania, Klickitat, Cowlitz, Lewis, Wahkiakum & Pacific counties. The Society promotes watercolor medium by offering exhibits, workshops, Artists Helping Artist, Art in the Community, and to cultivate friendships among people with like interests.


Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization that promotes watermedia art: watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and mixed media and who:

  • Serves artists in Southwest Washington: Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties.

  • Provides education and socialization:

    • Artists Helping Artists (AHA)- monthly workshops or demonstrations

    • SWWS sponsors 2 workshops annually with well-known watercolor artists

  • Sponsors Watermedia Exhibits:

    • Juried and non-juried exhibits annually in the spring and fall

    • Art in the Community exhibits at local venues

  • Promotes Watercolor Media to students through scholarships and free membership to Clark College students.

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