Watercolor Society of North Carolina- NC watermedia painting organization


The Watercolor Society of North Carolina, Inc. (WSNC)
is a non-profit art organization; its purpose is to
promote watercolor throughout the state and
to elevate the standards of excellence in this medium.



Upcoming Central Region Show

Western Region Demonstration- September 29th

Exhibition Catalog- To Receive Pay Membership Dues by May 31st

Mary Whyte Workshop Information


WSNC 72nd Juried Exhibition

October 15 - November 11
Juror: Mary Whyte

The juror has made her selections!

Click here to see the list of selected entries.

You can also log into your Personal Information Page and click the "View My Entries" button to view the corresonding letter of notification of your submitted entry.

We keep the prospectus here for your ease of checking the WSNC event information. Click here to view prospectus online or click here to download it.


Central Region Show

We are pleased to announce that all Central Region WSNC members are invited to submit 1 or 2 original works for the upcoming non-juried show titled “Effervescent” at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex, NC.

The Exhibit and Gallery:

Located at 237 N. Salem Street in downtown Apex, the Halle Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is currently programmed with instructional and leisure classes and performances by the Town of Apex Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. The main floor boasts art galleries and the second floor a 135 seat auditorium. While square footage has been added, most historically significant architectural features have been restored and preserved making it a charming location to feature our artwork. We are working with the Halle Center to deliver a terrific exhibit of our art in this impressive locale. 

Dates and Cost:

The show runs from July 22 to September 1. WSNC is scheduled to drop off work on Saturday,  July 22, between 9 am and noon.  The cost for submitting is $15 per one painting or $25 for two paintings, to help defray the cost of the reception and benefit WSNC. Public reception is on Friday, July 28, from 6 to 8 pm at the Halle. Pick up of unsold artwork is Friday, September 1, between 10 am and 5 pm. 

Other details:

You may deliver your pieces directly to the Gallery on this date, or make arrangements with others to bring them to the Halle Center.
Fillable entry form and label template are attached. The back of your painting(s) must have a label adhered in the upper left hand corner.

• The Halle Cultural Arts Center publicizes its events online on our website (www.thehalle.org) and in the form of an email blast, distributed via email.
• Advertise the exhibit on your website as well. 
• The Gallery shall receive a commission of 20% of the retail price of each Work sold.

How to join the exhibit:

Contact your Central Region Co-Director Lyudmila Tomova at lyudmilatomova@gmail.com to reserve your spot in this exciting exhibit. We need you to complete the attached exhibition form and return it to Lyudmila to get your spot in the show secured. The PDF form is fillable and could be send via email to lyudmilatomova@gmail.com. The exhibit information is pre-filled for your convenience. Make TWO labels for each painting using the attached labels in the form (also fillable). Attach one to the back upper left corner of the painting. Bring the second label with the painting when it is checked in. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY! Mail your check to Lyudmila Tomova, 203 Bell Arthur Dr., Cary, NC 27519.  Please email before mailing your payment so that we can share more information and discuss some other details. 

Deadline: Your exhibition form and payment must be received by Lyudmila Tomova no later than July 2, 2017.  We hope you will join us in this beautiful show in a historic locale.

Open the Entry Form Here


Don’t Miss Out on the Exhibition Catalog/Directory

Dues are payable January 1st of each year, and are delinquent if not paid by May 31st.

Members who have not renewed by May 31st will not be listed in, nor be mailed,
the annual Catalog/Directory for that year due to printing deadlines.
Make sure to renew!
Go to our website: ncwatercolor.com.
Under ‘Membership’ select ‘Member Login’, you will find your ‘Personal Information Page’ (PIP),
enter anything as your password and scroll down the page to see the ‘Reset Password’ button.
That will send a new temporary password to your email inbox. Use that password to enter
your PIP, then type in your own choice of password. You can check your dues status, contact info and more from your PIP.
You are also welcome to mail a check for
your dues, made out to WSNC, to me, at:

Ginnie Conaway
2931 Carrollwood Dr.
Winston Salem, NC 27103

Image courtesy of Mike Gant


Mary Whyte's Workshop

This workshop is full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, you may still register, but do not pay the workshop fee or deposit.

Still Life, Portrait and Figures with Mary Whyte”

Workshop Dates: October 16 - 18, 2017
Art room at Greensboro College, Cowan Bldg.
815 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401


Photo by Jack Alterman

Explore the wonders of watercolor with an inspirational three-day workshop in Greensboro, NC. Mary will cover the fundamentals of getting a likeness, planning dynamic compositions, mixing clean colors, achieving value balance, and creating paintings with emotion. Her daily demonstrations from life and one-on-one assistance will guide you to making your best paintings ever.

Mary Whyte is a watercolor artist, teacher, and author whose figurative paintings have earned national recognition. Her portraits are in corporate, private and university collections and in permanent collections of South Carolina Greenville County Museum of Art and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. She has been awarded the Portrait Society of American’s Gold Medal. Her work has been seen featured in International Artist, American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, and American Art Collector magazines. She magnificently captures the living Gullah heritage and culture of rural life around Sea Islands and marshlands of the SC low country. She shares customs and traditions of community, food ways, music and spirituality that have survived and evolved for two centuries. She paints a South Carolina as a kingdom of her own as both a writer and painter.

Click here to view the print-out form online or click here to download.

We strongly encourage you to use our online entry form by logging into your Personal Info Page.

However, if you decide to use the paper registration form, print and fill out the form and send it with your check payable to WSNC to :

Laura Poss
3405 Londonderry Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410

Please note that WSNC members will have first priority to register for the workshop. If you are not a member, you can join us using our online Join WSNC form. Soon after joining us, you will receive instructions to log into Personal Info Page from which you can enter into the show.


New Membership Payments

The board has approved the following simplified membership payments effective immediately:

Full time student: $25
New member: $35
Existing membership renewal: $35
There will be no late fee !

Our membership year now coincides with the calendar year. Existing members can start renewing your membership on or after January 1 of each year by logging into your personal information page

New member joining after September 1 of each year will enjoy free bonus months until the end of the year and the new membership payment will cover the following year. For example, if you join after September 1, 2016 and pay your new membership fee online, your payment will cover the remaining months of 2016 and the entire year of 2017. You need to renew your membership only after January 1, 2018.



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