Brevard Watercolor Society was established in 1995. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, sponsored in part by the Brevard Board of County Commissioners, through the Brevard Cultural Alliance, Inc. It has a current membership of almost 200 members. BWS (or The Society), its members and volunteers, are dedicated to promoting the beauty of watercolor painting and enriching the quality of life in our community through workshops, education, and exhibitions.
“Joining BWS over 10 years ago is one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s so easy to make friends, GOOD friends, with people having the same passion for creating art. To me, the three opportunities BWS membership offers and has helped me grow as an artist are: interactive member demonstrations given monthly resulting in a wide variety of technique and viewpoints; watching nationally and internationally-known artists demonstrate at bi-monthly membership meetings; and the opportunity to show and sell your work (or just ‘test the waters’ for your future display) at our annual ‘Splash’ show.”
– Barbara Rios (pictured)
BWS Membership includes opportunities for learning through demonstration: interactive monthly mini workshops and discounted 3-day workshops; being part of our annual “Splash” show; attending plein air outings, art events and trips; and most importantly, enjoying the camaraderie and friendship of other artists. Also, you may now apply with our online Membership Application/Renewal Form.
General Meetings & Workshop Demos
BWS Meetings are held on the second Saturday of January, March, May, September, and November, and include Watercolor Demos by workshop instructors. First-time visitors are welcome to attend for $5 which, if becoming a member THAT day, will be deducted from the total membership fee.
BWS presents four 3-Day Workshops per year featuring acclaimed artists covering a variety of themes and watercolor techniques. This is a great opportunity to acquire new ideas and techniques and to work one-on-one, and in a group setting with some world-class watercolorists.
Annual Splash of Watercolor Art Show
Our annual show, Splash of Watercolor, is billed as the largest display and sale of original watercolor paintings in Brevard County. It features paintings from our members, painting demonstrations, raffles, silent auctions and the Artist Marketplace. This show of both judged and non-judged art is always a sure bet to draw a crowd. Admission and parking are free.
Scenes from Splash of Watercolor, 2019.
BWS frequently partners with other organizations throughout the county to display themed art exhibits and shows in a variety of venues. Watercolor Paintings from the Refuge is a judged show that BWS has done with the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge since 2005. The exhibit, featuring Florida fauna and wildlife, is at the Refuge’s visitor’s center from November through January when bird watchers from around the world converge to enjoy the winter bird variety.
To help our all-volunteer society spread an appreciation of this beautiful art form, tax-deductible donations of any amount are welcomed and sincerely appreciated.
BREVARD WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, INC. IS A NON-PROFIT 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION (Tax ID # 59-3760216). REGISTRATION #CH24195 EXPIRES NOVEMBER 7, 2021. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.