Kentucky Watercolor
The Kentucky Watercolor Society was formed in 1977 to promote water media as an important medium in the
arts community and provide support and educational opportunities for water media artists. To that end, KWS
sponsors exhibitions, competitions and workshops for professional, hobbyist, and beginning artists. The
Kentucky Watercolor Society is a non-profit, nationally recognized, all-volunteer organization. Browse through
our web pages and explore links (highlighted in yellow) to discover what KWS offers for both members and
non-members alike. You'll find information on upcoming workshops, competitions, membership, artists and our
KWS Gallery, a working gallery and home to the KWS studio and workshops,
located in the heart of beautiful Louisville, Kentucky.

Click here to see our
2015 Spring Newsletter

KWS has grown to over 350 members across the United States gaining national prominence with its juried
Aqueous USA competition. KWS is proud to announce its 37th Annual National Exhibition,
Master Painters
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may be made of any picture or artwork
For website questions, contact the
Webmaster  - Rita Stout
Middletown Public Library Exchange
KWS members are invited to display work at the Middletown Public Library.
Artwork displayed and artists featured are selected on a rotating basis. Exchanges take place on the 1st Wednesday of every third month
(June, September, and December)
Please contact Judy Mudd for more information or call 502.550.1827
The library is a wonderful place to display your art so much activity at the Middletown location.

LaVerne Arkenberg
Congratulations to LaVerne she was named KWS Master Painter 2015!
Congratulations to our 4 new 2014 KWS Signature Artist Members
recognized for their accomplishment of acceptance three times into the KWS national, juried exhibition,
Aqueous USA,while maintaining continuous membership in the KWS Society...
    Peggy Bishop, KWS                            Nicholasville, KY
           Barrie Foster, KWS                            Atoka, TN                 
Connie Kuhn, KWS                            Prospect, KY
Max Robinson, KWS                          Knoxville, TN
$1,000 Cash
Kentucky Watercolor Society Award
Dean Mitchell
Tampa, FL  $15,000, 15 x 20
"Bus Stop"
Daniel Smith Award - $895 Materials
Ken Call
Northbrook, IL,  $2500 23 x 31
"A Long Day"
KWS Signature Award - $500 Cash,
$250 Gallery Street Award
Sandra Carpenter, KWS
Corinth, MS, NFS
22 x 15
KWS held its Reception and Award dinner for the
37th Annual National Exhibition on Nov. 7th 2014. We
had a full house with many visitors from out of town.
.  Our show was judged by Frederick C. Graff, one
of the foremost watercolorists of today. He is a
Miami University graduate and is a retired teacher. He
has conducted workshops throughout the US and
Actors Theatre, thanks to the partnership with
Roanne Victor, Director of The Gallery at Actors
Theatre of Louisville.
Sue Hinkebeine performed her magic as Chairperson
of Aqueous and made everything happen smoothly.
What a big job this is and so appreciated by KWS.
She had the help of many people throughout the
entire process, which helped make a wonderful
show. If you would like a copy of the catalog with  
pictures of the paintings call or email Sue at
502.458.5043 or email
If you do want to purchase a book you can have it
mailed for $7/ea or you can pick up from Sue for
$5/ea.....What a Deal and they are GREAT!!!!!
Two Great Workshops be sure to sign up
for both of them
Congratulate them for their accomplishment.  Artist Edgar Degas said it best, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others
KWS Information
Location: 4836 Brownsboro Center Arcade, Louisville, KY  40207
Mailing: P. O. Box 7125, Louisville, KY   40257-0215
Gallery Phone:  502-326-9256
Administrator (Rita Stout) 502-432-3250 Cell
Web Page:

Hi MEMBERS AND POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS, our society primarily is financed by the dues our members pay. The dues are
$40/year which run from January 1 through December 31. If you are a signature member it is critical to keep your membership
paid. It is, also, important in order to receive discounts on workshops and various other activities going on at the gallery. So I
am going to THANK YOU in advance for sending in your dues if you haven't already done so. You can send your check to:
Kentucky Watercolor Society, P. O. Box 7125, Louisville, KY  40257-0216  Questions: 502-432-3250 - Rita Stout
Frank Francese………………July 27-30,2015  
Robert Burridge………………September 28 - October 1, 2015
(For information on the top three workshops for 2015 call Susan Christensen/Charlotte
Humphrees, Susan 502.294.3148,   Charlotte-270.465.3355
Aqueous (Calendar for Entry and Events)
July 6 - Deadline for receipt of Entries
Aug 17 - Notification of Juror’s Decision
Sept 28 - Oct 1 Bob Burridge Workshop
Nov 6 - Exhibition Opens to Public
Nov 6 - Opening and Awards Reception
Dec 13 - Last Day of Exhibition
Dec 14 - Pickup of hand-delivered work, 10 till noon
Dec 15 - Begin return of shipped work
June 3rd  at  9:15 a.m - Middletown Library Picture Hanging -   .(located on Juneu Drive in
Middletown direct all questions to
Judy Mudd at
June 12 - 14, 2015 Cheng-Khee Chee  Workshop in
Duluth Minnesota see article on following page.
April 11 - June 27, 2015 - “Lovin Louisville Exhibit”- KWS Gallery
July, Aug. Dec. - Portraits & Figures, Plein Aire Exhibit
Oct. Nov. Dec. - All Member Show