Welcome to NAWS, Northern Arizona Watercolor Society

Promoting Watermedia in Inspired Surroundings

 Workshops   Demonstrations   DVD library  ❦ Exhibitions ❦ Friendship and more!

The Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) is an organization dedicated to promoting the art of watercolor painting throughout Arizona.

It doesn’t get much better than Sedona, Arizona as an inspiring place for artists. The Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) has been encouraging and promoting watermedia artists of all levels since it began in 1995.

We have lively, monthly meetings that include painting demos, a large library of instructional DVDs to loan out, critique groups and camaraderie. Our workshops feature nationally known instructors. NAWS sponsors student scholarships, a juried exhibition and non-juried opportunities to show and sell work.

General Meetings are open to the public and held monthly September thru May from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Rd., Sedona. Click here for more meeting info.



Use your unique style and creativity to respond to this bi-monthly challenge. No framing, just take a photo of the work with your phone. All the submitted paintings will be displayed on our website.

To find out what the Challenge is, go to the “Watermedia Painting Challenge” page. Everything you’d need to know will be there. Have fun with this!