Welcome to the Washington Water Color Association

Formerly called the Washington Water Color Club, the Washington Water Color Association is one of the oldest societies of professional artists and can trace its beginnings to the late 19th century.

Washington watercolorist and teacher, Marietta W. Andrews, originated the idea for such a society. The first meeting, March 28, 1896, was attended by 15 professional artists. The first exhibition, December 1896, had 134 works displayed at the Cosmos Club of Washington. Between 1897 and 1899, the Water Color Club exhibited at the Connecticut Avenue Gallery. More History »

What's New?

New Washington Water Color Association Members
Four new members were juried into the association in May: Patricia Tucker, Melchus Davis, Tessa Morris and Susan Lenczowski. WELCOME!

2014 Spring Luncheon
Join fellow artists at the WWCA Spring Luncheon, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Alfio's La Trattoria at 12 p.m. More Details »

2014 Member Meeting
WWCA's first membership meeting of 2014 was held at Capital Arts Network, which is now called Washington Artworks. The guest speaker was Regina Greenspun art consultant to Washington, D.C. law firms, trade associations and private collectors. A Harvard art school graduate, Regina worked for more than twenty years, helping clients choose original works of art. She gave attendees a lively and informative presentation that offered insights into the challenges of providing art for corporate and private clients.

The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase Annual Art Show
Two WWCA members, Pat Leibowitz and Millie Shott, were award winners at The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase Annual Art Show March 28-30, 2014. In addition, three of Millie's students also won ribbons. The juror was Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

Carol Porter
Carol Porter had a one-person show, "Paintings from My Travels on Five Continents," April 4, through May 2, 2014, in the Dupont Pilgrims Gallery. (The Church of the Pilgrims).

Karen Norman
Karen Norman won first place honors in watercolor at the Rockville Art League Show at Glenview Mansion, May 1st - May 27th. She also won third place at the Baltimore Watercolor Show at Ocean City Center for the Arts, Ocean City, MD, May 1st - June 1st.

Kittie Beyer
Kittie Beyer's painting "Street Fair" (below) won the Jurors' Award at the Reston Community Center gallery in April.

Carol Morgan
Carol Morgan's terra cotta sculpture, "Male Torso" was auctioned March 28 in the silent auction at the National Woman's Democratic Club to raise money for the non-proft, Dupont Circle Village. Carol's charcoal drawing and her collage of Bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs were displayed throughout March in the Del Ray Artisan's show, "Portraits of Pop Culture." The show was in the Nicholas Colasanto Center, at 2704 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.

David Daniels
David Daniels will be in Italy teaching a nine-day workshop, July 5-July 14 2014, at the Amalfi Coast Music and Art Festival. For questions about pricing, transportation and a general overview of the festival visit www.amalfi-festival.org. For questions about the class, contact Dave at misterwatercolor@gmail.com.

2014 The Gallery at Friendship Heights Exhibit
WWCA held a successful exhibition March 2–30, 2014 … More »

Become a Member

To become a member, applicants must submit three framed paintings that have been in three juried shows within the past two or three years, accompanied with a biography which includes education and participation in other professinal organizations. The membership year begins the first of each year. More Membership Details »

2014 WWCA Calendar


Woman's National Democratic Club Exhibit
The Washington Water Color Association will exhibit at the Woman's National Democratic Club Second Floor Gallery from Friday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, 6-8 pm. The Woman's National Democratic Club is at 1536 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036. Details to follow.


2014 Spring Luncheon
WWCA Spring Luncheon, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Alfio's La Trattoria at 12 p.m. La Trattoria is at 4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. 301 657-9094. RSVP to Barbara Weiss at 301 657-9094 or brswss@yahoo.com. Valet parking is available at the restaurant.


WWCA Exhibition
The Gallery at Friendship Heights
March 2-30, 2014
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Membership Dues
Due: February 14, 2014

Jurying for New Members
Late February

For complete details on these events, please see WWCA Calendar.