NAWS Bulletin Board Blog

The purpose of this blog is to act as a Bulletin Board for NAWS Members. Posts should be submitted to reference "Blog Request" in the subject and they must meet the following criteria: 
  • Must be submitted by a member.  
  • Must be in complete sentences with <Return> only after paragraphs.
  • Be art related, this includes announcements about upcoming art classes, exhibitions, gallery openings, awards received, venues for classes or exhibitions, and special offers for NAWS Members.
  • In addition, members can sell items if they are art supplies, used in creating art or are instructional, i.e. cameras, easels, paper, paint, books, videos, etc. We ask that a 15% donation be given to NAWS if the item is sold because of this posting.
  • The members name will appear at the bottom of the post.
  • If the post request meets the above criteria, it will be posted as soon as possible and you will be notified. 

The Blog Administrator reserves the right to edit the post for content, length and readability.

NAWS Bulletin Board Blog

Marsha Owen Featured Artist at The Village Gallery

by Blog Administrator on 04/08/17

Marsha Owen, past President of NAWS, is the April and May "featured artist" at The Village Gallery in the Village of Oak Creek. 

Jan Sitts Workshop in May

by Blog Administrator on 04/01/17

Jan Sitts will once again be teaching her Texture, Color, Feeling workshop at the Sedona Arts Center on May 8-10, 2017.

Not only is the workshop itself outstanding, one night after a day of painting Jan invites the entire class over to my her studio for dinner. It's simply stunning to go out on the deck and view the night sky with the red rocks in silhouette. Plus, one of the days during the workshop, she will have a new special technique to work on that my students from previous workshops have requested.

Visit for more information about Jan's workshop.

NAWS Members in Sedona Arts Center Juried Members Show

by Blog Administrator on 03/18/17

NAWS members did very well this year in the Sedona Arts Center juried members show. Christie Palmer won best of show, plus second place in acrylic and oil. Mary Dove won First Place in watercolor. Cathy Stedman won third place for her sculpture. Other members accepted into the show were Sandra Beck, Shirley Nagle, Darleene Nelson and Joyce Killebrew.

Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia 2017

by Blog Administrator on 02/14/17

Pikes Peak Watercolor Society
International Watermedia 2017
Deadline:  April 1, 2017
Juror:  Soon Y. Warren, AWS, NWS

Richeson75 Still Life & Floral 2017 Online Competition

by Blog Administrator on 02/02/17

The 2017 Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Online Competition is just around the corner. They are looking for your expressive botanical scenes and still life masterpieces. Enter by March 1, 2017. Finalists selected works will be featured in the online Richeson75 gallery at and in a beautiful full-color, hardcover exhibit book.

Learn more about the Richeson75 International competitions and see past exhibits at

New Local Sedona Resource for Art Supplies -- Sedona Giclee!

by Blog Administrator on 01/30/17

Long known in the Sedona area as a gallery, artwork scanning service, and giclee printing service, Sedona Giclee now also sells art supplies at 5% off for NAWS Members. 

NAWS Fall Show

by Blog Administrator on 10/25/16

Northern Arizona Water Color Society
2016 Experimental Water Media Exhibition

“Positively Uplifting”    
by Cathy Gazda
November 2-November 14, 2016
Open daily 10am-5pm

Awards Reception: November 4, 5-7 pm

Sedona Arts Center, Special Exhibition Gallery

New NAWS Juried Members Announced

by Blog Administrator on 09/26/16

Congratulations to our newest NAWS juried members: 

Kathi Baron, Sharon Dyer, Ilona Wal
Kathi Baron, Sharon Dyer, Ilona Wal

Spring 2016 Show Member's and People's Choice Winner Announced

by Blog Administrator on 09/26/16

Congratulations to Mary Dove, the winner of the Member's Choice and People's Choice Spring 2016 Exhibition Awards for her painting "New Mexico Shifting White Sands Grass"!

Mary Dove

Crawl into your watercolor painting subject (VIDEOS)

by Blog Administrator on 09/11/16

Some landscapes will never be boring. Thirty years ago I’ve traveled though American nature by Greyhound and by hiking, twenty years ago I’ve been cycling through the National Parks and in 2005 I did this with an RV. This year I went back with a sketchbook and a cameraman and we did the same, but crawling.  Experience how I am crawling into the world of a watercolor painting subject. Read more;

Margo van Vegchel