Affiliations with Watercolor Societies and Groups

Colors of Nature is an active member of the art community in numerous locations around Canada and the United States.

It has created an affiliate program that supports art communities and educators. The purpose is to support the programs that these various watercolor societies and educators have initiated and participated in. Colors of Nature wants to encourage the growth and interest in these programs because art is an excellent way to show the beauty and underlying challenges society has to face.

The affiliate program allows each member of participating watercolor societies or students of art teachers to receive a discount on their online orders. A portion of each discount is then donated back to that member's organization each month.

To learn more about this Affiliate Program and how your art community can benefit from it please contact us.

Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour

Founded after Remembrance Day in 1925 CSPWC has had a prestigious and progressive part in the promotion of art in Canada and the rest of the world. Some of the original members included the members of the Group of Seven.

The CSPWC participated in art exchanges with the U.S., Great Britain, Brazil, France, and New Zealand. Always actively promoting watercolor art, their members' works have been viewed at The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle to name but two famous locations.

To read more about upcoming exhibitions and viewings please visit their site at: http://www.cspwc.com

Rhode Island Watercolor Society

Founded in 1896, Rhode Island Watercolor Society (RIWS) is one of the oldest watercolor organizations in America. With over 300 members, RIWS provides artists and the general public the opportunity to view, purchase, exhibit and learn about water media art.

RIWS offers classes, workshops and demonstrations by nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. RIWS also organizes educational trips to art exhibitions. Located in the JC Potter Casino Building, a historic lakeside “boathouse” in Slater Memorial Park, RIWS features an art gallery, library and studio space. The gallery hosts 15 shows per year, including a National Water media Competition.

To read more about upcoming exhibitions and viewings please visit their site.

Potomac Valley Watercolor Society

The Potomac Valley Watercolor Society is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the art and excellence of watercolor painting.

Its members include many watercolor instructors and artists who exhibit at prominent galleries, museums, and nationally acclaimed shows.

To view the work they are doing in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area take a moment to review their website.

Maryland Federation of Art

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) celebrates its 50th anniversary as a volunteer based nonprofit visual arts organization dedicated to promoting awareness, appreciation and support of artists through community outreach, education and exhibition opportunities to artists at all levels.

The MFA was founded in 1963 by U.S. Naval Commander Charles Holley, Mrs. Margaret (Farmer) Spann, and a group of dedicated Annapolis-area artists interested in professional development and exhibition opportunities for Maryland’s creative community. The organization continues as Maryland’s oldest artist-run organization. As a result of their dedication, Circle Gallery was founded in 1968 and continues as Annapolis’ oldest art gallery.

Society of Watercolor Artists

Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth, Texas was founded in 1981. It is an all-watermedia organization. The generous volunteers of SWA are some of the most dedicated watercolor artists in their area.

If you are in the area they meet the 3rd Monday of each month except for June, July and August of each year.

For a list of the latest winners of their international exhibitions visits their site at: http://www.swawatercolor.com

Pikes Peaks Watercolor Society

The purpose of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society is to promote, educate, and encourage artistic excellence in watercolor painting among members and within the community. It does so by its sponsorship of exhibitions, educational funding, workshops, and through its support of other local arts organizations and educational institutions.

Many PPWS members are active participants and show in local and national watercolor and art society exhibitions. Works by society members appear regularly in national and international exhibitions, galleries, books and publications.

To read more about upcoming exhibitions and viewings please visit their site.