Established in 1885, our mission is to encourage, educate, and promote professional excellence in the creation and development of original works of art, executed in aqueous media. We offer our members many opportunities to exhibit their work and develop professionally.

Upcoming Events

Most of our shows and events can be entered online.

See a list of upcoming BWS events with links to entry forms for each event.

Other Art Organization’s Call for Entries

We also keep a list of other upcoming events offered by other orgainizations. You can see them here.

Next Jurying for New Artist Members

The next jurying for Artist Members will be held in March 8, 2014.

Drop-off time: Between 12:30 and 1:00 PM
Location: Howard County Center for the Art
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland
Pick-up time: No earlier than 3:00 PM but no later than 3:30 PM

Click here to download a pdf containing information about the jurying, plus the forms you will need.

Brookside Gardens Exhibition

Wheaton, MD
August 9-September 21, 2014

See some of the award-winners...

2014 Mid-Atlantic Exhibition

The Arts Program Gallery at the University of Maryland University College
Adelphi, MD
June 15-August 24, 2014

To view a list of the artists whose paintings have been selected, click here.

Download the show catalog. The catalog includes pictures of the entries as well as a list of the award winners.

News

BWS on TV: Maryland Public Television helps promote us!

In these two short promotional “spots,” Rhea Feikin of Maryland Public Television interviews BWS member Susan Murphy about the society. These were shown last fall between regular programming as part of MPT’s community outreach program.

Thanks to member George Wills, our Publicity Co-chair and a good friend of MPT, for arranging this! Some excellent photos of BWS members in workshops are included—see if you can recognize anyone! The two clips look very similar, but contain different photos.

See them here.

Current Newsletter

Download a pdf of the September 2014 BWS newsletter.
(Note, if the email pdf looks odd while viewing it in Firefox, download the file to your computer and open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader.)


Past shows

Ocean City Art League

April 28— June 1, 2014

See some of the award-winners...

The Gallery at Liriodendron

April 27—May 19, 2014

See some of the award-winners...

Towson Arts Collective Exhibition

September 22 - October 31 2013

See some of the award-winners...

2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

Here is a list of the artists and the paintings that were selected.

Download the show catalog. The catalog includes pictures of the entries as well as a list of the award winners. Note: for best viewing, download the pdf file to your computer. The built-in pdf viewer in the Firefox browser does not work correctly.

Click here to download the prospectus.

Frequently asked questions and instructions for submitting digital images on a CD.

You can enter the show here.

2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

August 29 - October 4, 2012

One hundred fantastic watercolor paintings selected by esteemed juror, Frank Webb.

To see a list of the artists whose paintings were selected, click here.

Download the show catalog. The catalog includes pictures of the entries as well as a list of the award winners.

Delaplaine Art Center Show

See some of the award-winners...

Baltimore Watercolor Society’s 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

April 9 - May 21, 2011

The 2011 show is now over, but you can still download a copy of the show catalog here. In it you will find the names and images of the exihibitors.

WSSC Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

See some of the award-winners...

Great Fall Rock Formation

Al Bishop, “Great Fall Rock Formation”

Smoking Barrels, Smoking Sticks

Susan Avis Murphy, “Smoking Barrels, Smoking Sticks”

Cornundrum

Janet Belich, “Cornundrum”

Don't Fade Away

Mick Williams, “Don’t Fade Away”

Raspberry Lime

Sharon Green, “Raspberry Lime”

On a Mission

Julie Smith, “On a Mission”

Twirling Hostas

Linda Sherman, “Twirling Hostas”

Back Creek

William Jaeger, “Back Creek”

Heading Home, Beijing

Susan Murphy, “Heading Home, Beijing”

Morning in NYC

April Rimpo, “Morning in NYC”