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Arizona Watercolor Association Juried Exhibition 

Oct 4 - Dec 31, 2021

The Arizona Watercolor Association Juried Exhibition features the finest of Arizona’s watercolor artists.


Watercolors are one of the most accessible (remember that eight-color paintbox from your childhood?) and difficult art mediums to master. We are thrilled to exhibit the finest of Arizona’s watercolor artists from the Arizona Watercolor Association in this exhibition, juried by internationally known and award-winning watercolor artist and instructor David R. Smith, AWS (American Watercolor Society), NWS (National Watercolor Society). 

The Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA) was founded in 1960 by professional watercolor artists and instructors to advance the art of painting in water-soluble media and promote public awareness and interest through education and exhibitions. The group holds meetings for demonstrations, critiques, and networking on the second Thursday of each month from September to November and January to June. For more about the AWA, visit 

Smith will jury the exhibition from more than 150 submissions. He lives in Minnesota and will be holding two workshops for the AWA in Phoenix the week of October 5. For more about the juror, visit 

Arizona Watercolor Association Juried Exhibition is on view through December 31, 2021, at the Civic Center Public Gallery inside the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale AZ 85251. Click here for library hours. 


Related Events

A reception for the Arizona Watercolor Association Juried Exhibition will be held October 15, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the gallery. Learn more.

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