Promoting Michigan water media artists since 1946

The Michigan Water Color Society

Our mission: to promote a stronger awareness and interest in watercolor; maintain high standards; and further education in the contemporary arts.

Who We Are

The Michigan Water Color Society was founded in 1946 by an enthusiastic group of young artists who envisioned an organization to promote the awareness of watercolor in Michigan. Their aim was to further watercolor education, maintain high standards artistically, while based on the premise of integrity and professionalism, and to be a forum open to all points of view.

Sign up today for Juror Geoff McCormick's Workshop
Sign up today for Juror Geoff McCormick's Workshop

Join the Michigan Water Color Society

Membership in the Michigan Water Color Society is open to Michigan Residents (past or present). Dues are paid annually the first of September and provide member privileges for one calendar year.

2018 MWCS 71st Annual Exhibition

We are thrilled to have the 2018 show at the beautiful Saginaw Art Museum. Mid May the artists juried into the 2018 show by our esteemed Juror Geoffrey McCormack will be announced. We hope to see you at the Saginaw Art Museum June 16th for the opening reception. (Details on the calendar - note this is a location and date change from our prospectus)

MWCS will be hosting the Geoffrey McCormack Inspiration Workshop June 11-13, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.
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! Our first registration deadline is April 1st . We need to have a minimum of eight students by this date.  The final registration deadline is May 25, 2018.

Below are a few of the 2017 MWCS Annual Exhibition Award Winners. To see all of the winning pieces click below.