Sierra Watercolor Society

Sierra Watercolor Society is a nonprofit organization serving the Arts in Northern Nevada and Eastern California.


SWS presents painting exhibits in public spaces throughout the year, including one annual show judged by a professional juror. Meetings for members (also open to the public) include educational lectures and demonstrations by well-known artists. SWS's Art Angels program sends volunteers to teach art in regional elementary schools. SWS awards a scholarship to a college-bound art student.


SWS offers workshops taught by nationally recognized artists in a wide range of fields including watercolor technique, landscape, human figure, collage, design, and color theory. SWS maintains a large lending library of DVDs about painting. Members also may meet in small drawing and critique group

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