Texas Tech University

West Texas Watercolor Society

Water Color

October 22 - December 20, 2020

The West Texas Watercolor Society(WTWS) mission is to build community by bringing people together in the heart of Lubbock to experience, learn about, and enjoy the art of watercolor.

Organized in 1962, the WTWS was granted a charter by the state of Texas in 1979. Since its origination the society has been active sponsoring exhibitions, workshops, artist retreats, as well as, participation in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and the Lubbock Arts Festival. The Society's events and activities reach approximately 30,000 people yearly. Programs supported by the WTWS include ARTadventures at the Guadalupe-Parkway Center for children, Scholarships for Art Teachers and Guest Artists Demonstrations, Memorials and Honorariums. Membership is open to artists who are interested in promoting the West Texas Watercolor Society.

Each year the WTWS produces five exhibition events. The Fall 2020 exhibit, hosted by the Museum of Texas Tech University, features over 25 local artists and was juried by David R. Smith, AWS, NWS. David has studied under numerous instructors in the United States and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others.