Past Exhibitions

New England Watercolor Society

Juried Exhibition

May 20 – July 9, 2017     Ilgenfritz Gallery

The Newport Art Museum is pleased to host the 2017 New England Watercolor Society’s juried exhibition. Founded in 1885 as the Boston Watercolor Society, the New England Watercolor Society (or “NEWS”) is one of the oldest watercolor societies in America. Its past members include a roster of influential American artists, such as Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, and honorary member Andrew Wyeth. Though it began with thirteen founding members, it has flourished and now has two-hundred signature members from throughout New England.

This year, the New England Watercolor Society is fortunate to have Kathleen Conover as its esteemed juror. A signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Conover has received many awards for her watercolor paintings and has had work featured in Splash and The Artistic Touch. Playing an integral role in the growing international watercolor scene, Conover has judged, exhibited, and given demonstrations in China, Turkey, Italy, France, Mexico, Korea, Belgium, Thailand, and Greece. In 2014, the first watercolor museum, in Qingdao, China, honored Conover as one of the forty international master watercolorists and showcased her work in its Invitational Watercolor Salon Exhibition.


Artist Workshop

In conjunction with this exhibition, Kathleen Conover will be offering a workshop and demonstrations.



The New England Watercolor Society will present three Watercolor Demonstrations:


To view or download the New England Watercolor Society’s prospectus for this show, please click here.