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, 1806, 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 »
Summer Exhibition- 2013
Title: Washington Water Color Association
Display: July 15 – September 27, 2013
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Lenny Campello spoke to club members on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Potomac Gallery, Potomac, Md. His topic was "Breaking the Critic's Codes."
Lenny, an artist, arts critic and curator, talked to club members about how to get their work noticed, how critics think and how to make art sales. He advised artists to create a digital footprint by exhibiting in university and college galleries, art fairs, restaurants and other venues. He also suggested that artists send announcements of upcoming shows to local newspapers, college newsletters and alumni magazines, etc. The talk was well-received and the consensus was that Mr. Campello gave members a wealth of information.
Photos taken of members' work on exhibit at the second floor gallery at the Woman's National Democratic Club (WNDC), 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. See the photos »
Exhibition dates: March 1st through June 1st. Please call the WNDC to verify best viewing time. Ms. Pat Fitzgerald is club reservationist at 202 232-7363.
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 »
2013 WWCA Calendar
March 23, 2013
Potomac Gallery, Potomac, Md
Woman's National Democratic Club, Washington, DC
Display: Monday, March 4-Friday, May 31
Annual Spring Luncheon
Nominations by Spring Luncheon
Summer Exhibition- 2013
Display: July 15-September 27, 2013
For complete details on these events, please see WWCA Calendar.