Kentucky Watercolor
The Kentucky Watercolor Society was formed in 1977 to promote water media as an important medium in the
arts community and provide support and educational opportunities for water media artists. To that end, KWS
sponsors exhibitions, competitions and workshops for professional, hobbyist, and beginning artists. The
Kentucky Watercolor Society is a non-profit, nationally recognized, all-volunteer organization. Browse through
our web pages and explore links (highlighted in yellow) to discover what KWS offers for both members and
non-members alike. You'll find information on upcoming workshops, competitions, membership, artists and our
KWS Gallery, a working gallery and home to the KWS studio and workshops,
located in the heart of beautiful Louisville, Kentucky.

Click here to see our
Winter 2015 Newsletter

KWS has grown to over 350 members across the United States gaining national prominence with its juried
Aqueous USA competition. KWS is proud to announce its 37th Annual National Exhibition,
Master Painters
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Middletown Public Library Exchange
KWS members are invited to display work at the Middletown Public Library.
Artwork displayed and artists featured are selected on a rotating basis. Exchanges take place on the 1st Wednesday of every third month
(March, June, September, and December)
Please contact Judy Mudd for more information or call 502.550.1827
The library is a wonderful place to display your art so much activity at the Middletown location.

LaVerne Arkenberg
Congratulations to LaVerne she was named KWS Master Painter 2015!

Congratulations to our 4 new 2014 KWS Signature Artist Members
recognized for their accomplishment of acceptance three times into the KWS national, juried exhibition, Aqueous USA,
while maintaining continuous membership in the KWS Society...
  Peggy Bishop, KWS                            Nicholasville, KY
        Barrie Foster, KWS                            Atoka, TN                 
Connie Kuhn, KWS                           Prospect, KY
Max Robinson, KWS                          Knoxville, TN
$1,000 Cash
Kentucky Watercolor Society Award
Dean Mitchell
Tampa, FL  $15,000, 15 x 20
"Bus Stop"
Daniel Smith Award - $895 Materials
Ken Call
Northbrook, IL,  $2500 23 x 31
"A Long Day"
KWS Signature Award - $500 Cash,
$250 Gallery Street Award
Sandra Carpenter, KWS
Corinth, MS, NFS
22 x 15
KWS held its Reception and Award dinner for the
37th Annual National Exhibition on Nov. 7th 2014. We
had a full house with many visitors from out of town.
.  Our show was judged by Frederick C. Graff, one
of the foremost watercolorists of today. He is a
Miami University graduate and is a retired teacher. He
has conducted workshops throughout the US and
Actors Theatre, thanks to the partnership with
Roanne Victor, Director of The Gallery at Actors
Theatre of Louisville.
Sue Hinkebeine performed her magic as Chairperson
of Aqueous and made everything happen smoothly.
What a big job this is and so appreciated by KWS.
She had the help of many people throughout the
entire process, which helped make a wonderful
show. If you would like a copy of the catalog with  
pictures of the paintings call or email Sue at
502.458.5043 or email
If you do want to purchase a book you can have it
mailed for $7/ea or you can pick up from Sue for
$5/ea.....What a Deal and they are GREAT!!!!!
congratulate them for their accomplishment.  Artist Edgar Degas said it best, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
KWS Information
Location: 4836 Brownsboro Center Arcade, Louisville, KY  40207
Mailing: P. O. Box 7125, Louisville, KY   40257-0215
Gallery Phone:  502-326-9256
Administrator (Rita Stout) 502-432-3250 Cell
Web Page:
******Members, please, don't forget about Membership dues are due in January for 2015. This is very
important for Signature members to keep their dues paid to maintain their Signature status. Send your
$40 to
KWS  P.O. Box 7125, Louisville, KY, 40257-0125
Board Meeting…………...Feb. 27, 2015  at 1 pm
Gallery Meeting………….Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:00 am (4836 Brownsboro Road)
AquaVenture Show………March 14 - April 18, 2015
Entry Deadline:  Feb. 10, 2015
Notification will be sent:  March 1, 2015
Delivery to Art Center:  March 4-11   10am-2pm Wed-Frid  and  12-4pm Sat
Opening Reception:  March 14, 2pm-4pm
Exhibition Closes:  April 18, 2015
Pick up work:  April 18, 2015  10am-4pm
Peggy Bishop……………….March 2
6-27, 2015
General Meeting…………….April 11, 2015  1 - 3:30pm in  KWS Gallery - Demo on Yupo
Dongfeng LI………………… May 11-14, 2015
Frank Francese……………..July 27-30,2015  
Robert Burridge…………… September 28 - October 1, 2015

(For information on these four workshops for 2015 call Susan Christensen/Charlotte Humphrees, Susan 502.294.3148, Charlotte-

Location:                                                         Mailing Address:                Telephone:
Kentucky Watercolor Society                           Kentucky Watercolor Society         Gallery:  502.326.9256
4836 Brownsboro Center Arcade                     P.O. Box 7125                             Rita Stout:  502.432.3250
Louisville, KY 40207                                         Louisville, KY 40257-0215      (Administrator)

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