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2019 About Us Information - Central Texas Watercolor Society - Waco, Texas


CTWS Mission Statement:

The society will develop the education of its members and sponsor exhibits to create public interest and better understanding of watercolor as a significant art form and permanent painting medium.

  Membership Benefits:
  • Only $35 annual dues (October 1 – September 30).
  • Receive Monthly CTWS newsletter by email.
  • Opportunity to attend regular meetings with guest instructors or paint-in meetings for $10 fee.
  • A free slide show featuring award-winning paintings from different regions and participation in a shared salad luncheon.
  • Entry in a drawing for art related prizes at monthly meetings.
  • Monthly critiques of member paintings submitted for Painting of the Month (POM). (No POM is available for December or meetings held out of town.)
  • Reduced fee for multi-day workshops.
  • Access to Logan mat cutter for preparation of mats and an over-sized light box.
  • Opportunity to display paintings in 4 annual exhibits, 2 at McLennan Community College and 2 at Carleen Bright Arboretum.
If you would like to print, mail and download a membership application form, just click the following link:

CTWS Membership Application Form Download:

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Meetings and Workshops: Unless otherwise notified, regular monthly meetings will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, corner of Lake Haven and Wooded Acres in Waco (1624 Wooded Acres) at 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You may unload at the rear of thebuilding, but please comply with the church's request to park in the front parking lot.

Multi-day workshops may be held at The Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco and will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:00 p.m. Our workrooms, at the church and Arboretum, adjoin the kitchen where there is cold storage for sack lunches, a soft drink machine, and microwave.

  History: On September 11, 1985, ten watercolorists met in the home of Dorothy Jester to organize a painting society. Those in attendance served as the first Board of Directors. They were: Dorothy Jester*, Louise Hall*, Wally Williams*, JoAnn McLeod, Mary Owen*, Sara Lane Dyche*, Virginia Naman*, Joyce Curtis, Peggy Smith, and Madalene Wilhelm*. *Deceased


Central Texas Watercolor Society
P.O. Box 21686
Waco, Texas 76702-1686

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