About OWS


FOUNDED and incorporated in July, 1978, the Ohio Watercolor Society was formed by a group of Ohio artists who were members of the American Watercolor Society or whose works had been accepted into one of the juried exhibitions of AWS, NWS, or Watercolor USA during the period 1971 - 1978.

THE 17 CHARTER MEMBERS WHO MET ON JULY 3, 1978
TO ORGANIZE THE OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY:


Borys Buzkij
Marti Fenker
Tom Franta
Don Getz
Frederick Graff


Marc Moon
Doug Pasek
Clarence Perkins
Marilyn Phillis
Hal Scroggy

Mel Granau
Phyllis Fannin
Roger Hass
Byron Kohn
Fred Leach
Arlene Lee
Maxine Masterfield



OWS Mission

THE PURPOSE of OWS is to advance the stature of watercolor as a major painting medium, to assist in the education of Ohio residents in the area of aqueous painting, and to foster a greater appreciation and interest of both the individual artist and the general public.

To accomplish these goals, the society sponsors an annual juried exhibition, watercolor workshops, critiques, demonstrations and lectures, and publishes a newsletter which contacts, informs, and shares interests and efforts in the field of aqueous painting.


OWS is a nonprofit educational organization
incorporated in the State of Ohio.

Contributions and membership dues are tax-deductible.


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