Desert Evening Promise by Vaughn Emett

Duncan's Dock by James D. Brown

Utah Watercolor Society

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.  Iain Stewart will be the juror for the 2024 Spring Open Exhibition.

This Exhibition represents the best of Utah watercolor art.  UWS is proud to partner with the Utah Division of Arts and Museums for the 2024-2025 Utah Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition.


2023-2024 Traveling Schedule

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Centerville, 8/3 - 9/5
Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, SLC, 9/7 - 10/11
Old Dome Meeting Hall Gallery, Riverton, 11/2 - 12/12
Hub City Gallery, Mount Pleasant, 12/18/23 - 1/29/24
Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library, 3/31 - 4/24
Duchesne Public Library, Duchesne, 2/29 - 6/3

2022-2023 Traveling Schedule

Beaver Public Library, Beaver, Aug 16 - Sep 20
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Centerville, Nov 14 - Dec 17
Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City,  Jan 7 - Apr 6, 2023
Layton Hospital, Layton, Apr 10 - May 7
Cedar City Public Library, May 10 - Jun 13

2020-2021 Traveling Schedule

This exhibit was canceled due to issues with the pandemic. It is scheduled to resume for the 2022-2023 year.

2019-2020 Traveling Schedule

Library’s Viridian Event Center, West Jordan 8/30 – 9/30
Gerald R Sherratt Library, SUU, Cedar City 10/8 – 11/4
Duchesne Public Library, Duchesne 11/8 – 12/13
Delta Public Library, Delta 12/19 – 1/31/2020
Delta South Elementary, Delta 1/31 – 2/28
Casino Star Theatre, Gunnison City Hall, Gunnison CANCELED
Wasatch Public Library, Heber City, CANCELED