Wolf Watchers by Sherry Meidell, Watercolor on paper

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.


2018-2019 Traveling Schedule

Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, July 2 – Aug 21
Old Dome Meeting Hall, Riverton, Aug 21 – Sep 26
Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School, St George, Sep 27 – Oct 30
Granstville Elementary, Nov 2 – 30
Kamas Valley Branch Library, Jan 8 – Feb 5, 2019
Delta South Elementary, Feb 7 – Mar 7
Weber State University Library, Ogden, Mar 8 – Apr 29
SUU Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Cedar City, May 1 – Jun 5