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.




Western Region Demonstration- September 29th

Frances Baker Painting Auction at Annual Juried Event

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

Mary Whyte Workshop Information


2017 Annual Conference and Member Meeting

Regional Meetings, Seminars and Mary Whyte Book Signing
Greensboro College, Main Building, Lea Center 815 W Market Street
Saturday, October 14
9 am - 4:45 pm

Member Meeting and Award Ceremony
Greensboro College, Reynolds Building, Mane Stage Room 1015 W Market Street
Sunday, October 15
9 am - 12 pm

2017 WSNC 72nd Juried Exhibition

October 15 - November 18
Juror: Mary Whyte

Opening Reception
Sunday, October 15
2 – 4 pm

Greensboro College
Anne Rudd Galyon and Irene Cullis Galleries
Cowan Humanities Building
815 W. Market Street
Greensboro NC 27403


We Need Your Help

We are asking for your help this year to offset the money needed for WSNC President’s and Signature Members’ Awards. These awards recognize artistic achievement, and are prized by the recipients. As an incentive to members to donate toward these awards, there will be a $50 raffle at our Annual Meeting. For every $10 a member donates, they will receive one ticket to win this raffle. If you contribute $50, you will have five tickets in the drawing. Please help us by donating toward these awards. The odds of winning will be pretty good! If you can donate $100 or more, your name will be listed in the Exhibition Program and in the 2017 Exhibition Catalog as a Bronze level contributor.

If you know of an organization or business that might want to sponsor the WSNC annual event with a significant donation, please contact Local Chairman, Laura Poss, at (336) 239-9061, or laura@lauraposs.com . A Sponsor will be listed prominently in the Exhibition Program and the Exhibition Catalog. The Exhibition Catalog offers targeted exposure, as it goes to all current WSNC members, and it is used for marketing WSNC. A sponsor will have a free, quarter-page ad in each of the WSNC quarterly newsletters, The Palette Dispatch—this newsletter is read by artist members throughout the state.

All donations must be received by October 1st to be listed in these publications.

Thank you in advance for your donation of $10 or more.

Please click the Donate button at the top of this page for more information about using our online form or mail-in form to make donation.


2017 WSNC Annual Conference and Member Meeting

Open for registration now...

Deadline for Registration: September 24

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

We strongly encourage you to use our online registration 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


WSNC 72nd Juried Exhibition

October 15 - November 18
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.


Silent Aucion for Frances Baker Paintings at 72nd Juried Exhibition

Fans of the late Frances Baker will have the opportunity to purchase two of her paintings at this years annual event. WSNC will be holding a silent auction October 13-15. The money collected will be used for the

for the Permanent Collection, a collection of paintings representing the varied watermedia art created by our members over the years. At each WSNC Annual Juried Exhibition one artist is honored by being chosen to receive the Permanent Collection Purchase Award.

Questions? Check out the FAQ Sheet

"Wild Grapevine"

20x29" painting

30x40" framed

"Southern Cross"

14x21" painting.

24x31" framed


Western Region Demo- September 29th

Ann Vasilik watercolor

(Watercolor painting by Ann Vasilik)

The western Region of WSNC will host a program of three demonstrating watercolor artists, Judy Rider (Hickory), Al Junek, (Hendersonville) and Ann Vasilik, (Asheville). Artists will demonstrate simultaneously, answering questions during and after the program.

The church is off of route 240 on Charlotte St. It has the large orange and green dome. Parking is available on site. Signs will guide you to the lunch/demo room on the second floor.

To register, send the information below to Ann Vasilik, 50 Spring Cove Rd., Asheville, NC, 28804.

Further details on the Western Region Page



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).
If you forget your password, simply click 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.

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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