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?

David Daniels
David Daniels' watercolors were on display in a show called "The Big Picture," Sept. 5–Oct. 26, 2014, at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708.

Millie Shott
Landscape paintings by WWCA President, Millie Shott are on display Oct. 1 – Dec. 21, 2014 at the Brookville Healing Center, 7919 Brookville Road, 2nd floor. Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Carol Morgan
Carol Morgan's collage of 14-Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs is displayed at Falls Church Arts, at 410 S. Maple Avenue in Falls Church, VA from Nov. 6 to Dec. 1, 2014. The theme of the show is "Faces." Carol's collage was described as "Terrific" in the online art report, "The Examiner."

Carol also sent along this tidbit: Please add a note that people should check the Oct. 6 edition of the New York Times, under "Art & Design" for the article, "Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists." It was about a teacher who made little money from selling her art but was able to write off the cost of her materials and won against the IRS.

Sylvia Jackson, Millie Shott & Diane Shipley
Sylvia Jackson, Millie Shott and Diane Shipley were juried into the 81st Annual International Exhibition of Fine Arts in Miniature at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Presented by the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., the show runs from Nov. 23, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015 with an opening reception on Nov. 23, 2-4pm. The Mansion is closed Mondays and holidays.

Kittie Beyer
WWCA member Kittie Beyer had a one-woman show in the Pinnacle Building in Tyson's Corner, VA and is participating in the Strathmore Artists' Group show and in the staff show at National Gallery.

We are sad to report the recent death of the husband of WWCA member Anne De Fontnouvelle. A floral arrangement was sent to Anne in the Association's name.

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


2014 Winter Luncheon
Join fellow artists at the WWCA Winter Luncheon, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Alfio's La Trattoria at 12 p.m. La Trattoria is at 4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.

Membership Dues
Dues are due by December 31, 2014 Please, send your $25 check or money order to: Janet Hansen Martinet, 7006 Kodiak Court Manassas, VA. 20111


WWCA Member Meeting
The Washington Water Color Association held a member meeting on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Washington ArtWorks. Our guest speaker was Nancy A. Guerra, CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. October Membership Meeting »


Woman's National Democratic Club Exhibit
The Washington Water Color Association is exhibiting at the Woman's National Democratic Club Friday, Sept. 12 through Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014.


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.