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Message from Henrieta Maneva, President:

Welcome to our website. I hope you will take some time to visit various pages on the New Jersey Water Color Society website. A glance at the Events and Exhibitions page will inform you of current and recent shows. Spending some time touring the Members Gallery pages will surely demonstrate our members extraordinary breadth of skills and talent. NJWCS is working to build a listing service for workshops and classes conducted by our able members. I hope you will check back to see our progress.

The New Jersey Water Color Society was founded in 1938 by a group of devoted professional artists who wanted to elevate public interest in the glorious medium of watercolor. This same group organized the first annual exhibition in 1939 and ever since then a tradition of excellence has imbued each successive exhibition.
For more than 82 years NJWCS has prided itself as a place where talented artists, despite their differences, are united by their love for water media. Here a painter may find community, inspiration and purpose. We are proud of the many artists who began their art careers in the safety of our organization. Today, NJWCS is the home of many accomplished watercolorists as well as painters who simply find joy in self-expression, all using a variety of water media.

As our organization continues to grow and thrive, we welcome new members to come join us. With a long history of mastery and tradition in watercolor, NJWCS prides itself as the premier water color group in the state of New Jersey. Using different venues, means and galleries, we host exhibitions for our Elected Members and Associate Members. Those members along with non-members residing in the state of New Jersey are invited to participate in the entry procedure for our Annual Open Juried Exhibition. Through this exhibition, our goal of endorsing the highest standard in the jurying process continues. Moreover, NJWCS is working to bridge and adapt traditional watercolor methods of the past to a rapidly developing technological world. 

As a non-profit organization, the existence and function of NJWCS depends on membership fees, memorial endowments, and generous donations. The entire membership is extremely grateful to our donors for their substantial support. 

As a result of the current COVID-19 circumstances, NJWCS is presenting the 78th Annual Open Juried Exhibition online in 2020. In spite of the negative situation the current pandemic presents, we here chose to remain positive. Knowing that creating art soothes and supports, NJWCS is open to adding new online show opportunities. As President, I look forward to you joining us!




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