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by Celina Colby

Beyond the brick lined streets of Providence is one of the premiere watercolor exhibits in the world. May 9 through June 14, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society will host the American Watercolor Society’s 148th Annual International Exhibition. Held in Pawtucket, the exhibition celebrates paintings from the top watercolorists around the world. Breaking the boundaries of what we know as watercolor, the event features everything from vibrant cityscapes and peaceful landscapes to intimate portraits.

The exhibit was juried by a panel of world renowned artists including Kathleen Conover, Leslie Frontz and Bill Rogers to name a few. The forty works selected for the show will be on view and for sale at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s gallery. A traveling show, the watercolors are coming to Rhode Island from New York where the Salmagundi Club displayed them.

To get the VIP experience, join the Rhode Island Watercolor Society for the exhibit’s gala opening on Saturday, May 9. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while viewing the artwork in a private setting. Artist Carol Berren of the American Watercolor Society will be offering a painting demo for gala attendees as well. For art lovers looking for a hidden-gem experience, the American Watercolor Society exhibition is not to be missed.

148th Annual American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition
Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, RI 02861
May 9–June 14


Image Credit: The Artist Bob Ragland by Dean Mitchell. Photo courtesy of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.


A terrific art presentation featuring the best of Watercolor Paintings. The Rhode Island Watercolor Society should be honored for bringing this AWS show to Rhode Island. The American Watercolor Society has had and still has some of the world's greatest artists in watercolor. Many of those present and past who have reached Signature Membership in the AWS were members of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and started their careers here at RIWS. Congratulations.
Posted by: Raymond Andreotti, AWS    On: Mar 26, 2016 5:36 pm

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