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

2021 Exhibition Committee

CO-CHAIR: Marylou Andrews (
CO-CHAIR: Charlie Lindauer (
TREASURER: Damon Samuels

AWARDS: Charlie Lindauer, Theresa Wiggs, Tom Duntemann, Rita Smith
ENTRIES: Norene Spencer
HOSPITALITY: Rena Harmon, Pam Barcita, Mike Lane, Namiko Mahony
PUBLICITY: Gina Buzby (Chair), Erin Smyth, Michele Sorenson
WORKSHOP: Rowena Finn (Chair), Jeanie Hearst
EXHIBITION AND RECEIVING: Stephen Grunnets (PACC), Pete Mikulka, Barbara Mitchell

EX-OFFICIO CHAIRMEN: Garry-Lou Upton, John James, Karen Schwartz, Lynn Hosegood

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