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.

Michael Ingel - _Grapes Looking Oranges
Michael Ingel - _Grapes Looking Oranges

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.

2020/2021 MWCS 73rd/74th Annual Exhibition

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Exhibition Plans have been moved into 2021 and will represent a combined 2020/2021 Exhibition.

Please go to our Exhibition Page for further details on Places and Times.

This year, your MWCS Board Members have created a “Member’s Choice Award” to be selected by Facebook vote of the Members.

 ‘Leaf Wing Sun’ by Marilynn Thomas was our Members Choice Award Winner

To see all of the pieces selected for exhibition click below.

2019 MWCS 72nd Annual Exhibition

We were thrilled to have the 2019 show at Studio 23 / The Arts Center in Bay City

Below are a few of the 2019 MWCS Annual Exhibition Award Winners. To see all of the winning pieces click below.