The Utah Watercolor Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1974, is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of art through water media. UWS seeks to elevate water media and educate the public of its importance as a creative, permanent art medium. The Society encourages its members to develop artistically and creatively and to share ideas and techniques within the community. UWS provides opportunities for exposure of member art through exhibitions. In order to expand its horizons, the Society joined with the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, an organization with societies in ten western states sharing the similar goals and mission.
Each year the Utah Watercolor Society sponsors two exhibitions juried by nationally recognized watercolorists. From the UWS Spring Open Exhibition, a selection of works is curated for the Utah Division of Arts and Museums’ Traveling Exhibition Program. This Exhibition represents the best of Utah watercolor art.
This year, the Utah Watercolor Society is pleased to welcome American Watercolor Society Signature Member, Jeannie McGuire, as the guest judge and juror. Jeannie McGuire, AWS, a Pittsburgh-based artist, strives to invoke individual interpretation through her artwork, which impressively utilizes a free application of paint and stylistic forms of expression.
In addition, UWS is proud to partner with the Utah Division of Arts and Museums for the 2018-2019 Utah Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition.
- Utah Watercolor Society website
- Press release for your school or institution to distribute
- Educational Materials
2017-2018 Traveling Schedule
Kane County Hospital Healing Arts, Aug 31 – Oct 3
Old Mill Elementary, Stansbury Park, Grantsville Oct 6 – Oct 30
Red Mountain Elementary, Ivins, Oct 31 – Nov 28
Gallery East, USU Eastern, Price, Jan 2 – Feb 13
Boulder Community Gallery, Boulder, Mar 1 – Mar 30
Sterling Elementary, Tooele, Apr 5 – May 3