44th Annual Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition

April 23 - June 19, 2021

Artists from 18 southern states and the District of Colombia will compete for a spot in the Southern Watercolor Society's annual exhibition, juried by a nationally ranked artist, David R. Smith. Founded in 1975, the Southern Watercolor Society is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation and membership-based organization that was formed to elevate the stature of watercolor painters and educate the public to the significance of watercolor painting as an important creative, permanent painting medium. They are dedicated to the highest aesthetic standards and we are interested in furthering watercolor artists development through demonstrations, workshops, and exhibitions.

Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition at Gadsden Arts, 2013.


The Juror & Workshop Instructor is David R. Smith, AWS & NWS. He is providing a 3-day workshop, called “Inspired from Nature” on April 15 through 17, of 2021. Smith has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. 


Artists participating in the juried competition must be 2021 members of the Southern Watercolor Society and reside in the District of Columbia or one of the following southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. Members in good standing who have moved from these states remain eligible. Dues are $30.00 and may be paid online at www.southernwatercolorsociety.org . Also at the end of the online application, applicants will have the choice of paying the application fee plus membership dues ($65.00), or only the application fee ($35.00) if membership dues have already been paid.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.