Northwest watercolor society


An organization founded in Seattle, Washington in 1939 to encourage artists interested in the watercolor medium and to sponsor exhibitions of watercolor painting. The place for the monthly meetings, held every second Tuesday, was the Studio Gallery at 533 Medical Arts Building. The organization, now based in Bellevue, Washington, continues into the 21st Century. Meeting are monthly with lectures and watercolor demonstrations, and workshops are held during each year. Also there is a growing library of instructional video tapes about watercolor painting. In 1992, the NWS expanded its membership beyond the region to include interested, qualified persons in the United States and Canada. Early members included Louise Ladd and Blanche Morgan Losey.Sources: Robert Ladd, son of Louise Ladd; website of the NWS: (LPD)