The Cazenovia Watercolor Society is
a non-profit organization.
CWS's mission is to create, foster and sustain
artistic growth and interest in watermedia.
We offer our members opportunities to exhibit their work
and develop professionally.
CWS holds monthly meetings with
various guest instructors exploring a variety
of techniques within the medium.
CWS sponsors an annual scholorship
for local Cazenovian students.
Cazenovia Watercolor Society
also holds an annual workshop with an acclaimed
visiting watercolor artist.
Membership is open to the beginner, the professional
and the art enthusiast.
Welcome to CWS
A little bit of history
Cazenovia Watercolor Society, CWS
The Cazenovia Watercolor Society is a non-profit organization. CWS's mission is to create, foster and sustain artistic growth and interest in watermedia. We offer our members opportunities to exhibit their work and develop professionally. Membership is open to the beginner, the professional and the art enthusiast. Membership year is from September to September. Members are required to reside within 15 miles of Cazenovia NY or be sponsored by a current member. To be eligible for discounted member price of annual workshop, members must attend a minimum of three meetings.
Activities within the Society include:
*Monthly meetings with demonstrations, paint alongs and lectures from well established artists within our community.
*Annual 3 day workshops with a nationally acclaimed watermedia artist.
*Two annual exhibits for members.
*Sponsoring a scholarship for Cazenovia High School Graduates.
*Group painting activities within the Cazenovia community.
The Cazenovia Watercolor Society was formed in 1980 for the purpose of establishing a working group of area artists interested in learning more about he medium of watercolor and improving their individual skills. Monthly meetings were held September to June. At the meetings members work would be reviewed and critiqued by Professor Sylvia Wyckoff or a guest art critic. Demonstrations by regional watercolorists, movies and slides were devoted to watercolor. A multi-day workshop by a well-known artist was held each year . Exhibitions of members work were held in local businesses. Hey! This sounds like what we are still doing. Join us. Everyone is welcome! As the early historical information indicated, "We have a "colorful" future!"