Southwestern Watercolor Society Awards Reception Sept. 25

Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Exhibition runs September 1 through October 2. Awards Reception September 25th

More than 80 watercolor and water media paintings will be featured at the Southwestern Watercolor Society’s 58th Annual Membership Exhibition at Blue House Too Gallery at Watters Creek.

The free exhibit will open to the public on Wednesday, September 1 and features all types of watercolor and water media painting from abstract to realism, landscapes to floral, and portraits to animals. Most of the paintings will be for sale. The works were chosen from 292 entries submitted by artists from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region, across Texas and 13 other states around the nation.

More than $8,000 in cash and merchandise will be presented at the awards reception planned for Sunday, September 26 at the same location. “Best of Show” and numerous other honors will be awarded at the discretion of juror Ruth Armitage, NWS, an experienced, award-winning artist.

The Gallery is located at 988 Village Green Drive in Allen. The public may view the exhibition during Gallery hours, which are Wednesday – Friday, 3-7 p.m., Saturday, 1-7 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The Gallery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The show closes on Saturday, October 2.


Dallas-based Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS) was formed in 1964 and has more than 400 members. SWS is one of the largest and most notable watercolor societies in the nation. For more information, go to