Virginia Watercolor Society

Announcing the re-opening of the VWS Portsmouth show!

We are pleased to announce that the air conditioning has been repaired, paintings are being rehung, and Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center will re-open the Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition beginning Saturday, August 14. Thank you for your patience! Plan your trip to Portsmouth to enjoy the exhibition!!

Now through September 12, 2021

Please join us for a special First Friday reception at the Portsmouth Art Center
September 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We invite you to click on the blue buttons below to see the list of invited artists, the awards, and visit the gallery.

Congratulations to the 2021
VWS Exhibition Award Winners!

2021 Awards (PDF)
2021 Invited Artists (PDF)
2021 Invited Artists Gallery

Elaine Nunnally, President

What do you think about our new site? Please use the contact form to let us know after you've looked around. Thanks!

Welcome to our website!

We’ve taken the best of what we had, and added some new dimensions: more color, more photos, and more information. We’ve also included photos of area reps and board members. You can read colorful back issues of the Waterlogue and renew your membership here. And best of all, this year you will be able to enter the 42nd annual exhibition in Portsmouth completely online….right here!

I invite you to take a few minutes to browse through all the drop-downs and new pages and become familiar with the layout. We designed it with YOU in mind and with an easy-to-use format. As with all new ventures, this is still a work in progress and there may be some corrections or changes made as our members become acquainted with navigating through all the information that is available to them here.

Welcome! Come on in….the watercoloring’s fine! ~ Elaine Nunnally, President


Meet your area representatives! They can provide answers to your questions.


Our members enjoy many exciting opportunities and benefits!


Who we are and why, what we do, and how and when we meet.

2021 Exhibition Sponsors

Bald Guy Studio
Blick Art Materials
Brutis's Catering
Cardinal Canteen
Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists
Baltimore Watercolor Society
Commodore Theatre
Gourmet Gang
Holbein Artist Materials
Jerry's Artarama
League of Roanoke Artists
M. Graham
The Moody Hues
Peninsula Watercolor Society
QoR Watercolor
RFFinn Art
Renaissance Hotel Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Southside Artists Association
Trinity Episcopal Church
Towne Bank
WHAT Industries