Virginia Watercolor Society

VWS Exhibition Closed Temporarily!

12 July 2021: The air conditioning system at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center was inoperable and so, for the safety of our paintings, the museum closed our exhibit. Our paintings have been carefully moved to a nearby climate-controlled building for safe keeping until the Exhibition reopens.

Reopening will probably be in August, 2021.
Watch this space!

Meantime, 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

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
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