Sierra Watercolor Society is a nonprofit organization serving the Arts in Northern Nevada and Eastern California.


SWS presents painting exhibits in public spaces throughout the year, including one annual show judged by a professional juror. Meetings for members include educational lectures and demonstrations by well-known artists. SWS's Art Angels program sends volunteers to teach art in regional elementary schools. SWS awards a scholarship to a college-bound art student.


To learn all about the Exhibit Criteria and how to enter online go to the Exhibit tab!

SWS offers workshops taught by nationally recognized artists in a wide range of fields including watercolor technique, landscape, human figure, collage, design, and color theory. SWS maintains a large lending library of DVDs about painting. Members also may meet in small drawing and critique groups.

We welcome members of the public to all our meetings, demos and exhibits. See Meetings and Exhibits tabs on this site for dates.

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Submissions from our artists can be sent to

Please join!  You can contact us by mail at SWS, P.O. Box 70564, Reno, NV, 89570 or
Membership Chairs Sally du Pre at or Lynn Schmidt at (775) 527- 3249 or

Larry Jacox
"Near Berlin"

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