Our Mission

We promote watercolor and water media as an important and recognized medium in the arts community and provides support as well as educational opportunities to watercolor artists - whether beginners or professionals.

We offer a variety of educational opportunities including eight (8) monthly meetings with demonstrations and lectures by renowned national or prominent local artists. In the Fall and Spring, we host three-day water media workshops with nationally recognized artists.

We recognize and encourage artistic excellence through juried exhibitions in the Fall and Spring.

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 Next General Meeting
 Tuesday, April 23, 2024
 6pm to 8pm
 Guest Artist: Geri Groenert
 "Let’s Play Outside the Box!"
 Cypress Village, Egret Room

Join us for Geri Groenert's demonstration. "It’s time to rethink everything. Day is Night...Black is White."  Black paper is an exciting new world. Instead of building shadows, one builds light, one transforms negative space into positive space. And while it may be dark, it’s a chance to bring new creativity to light! Let’s explore and have some fun! Featuring: • Stonehenge Aqua black paper (www.legionpaper.com) • Fine Tec pearlescent paints.

Geri Groenert is JWS Artist of the Year - 2022 and VP Programs & Workshops. Geri has had an interest in art from an early age. However it was not until she took an art class taught by a JWS member that her fascination with watercolors began. Born in Abergavenny, a small village in southeastern Wales UK, Geri was raised in a USAF family and married a Naval pilot. Moving frequently she’s lived throughout Europe, North Africa, the Caribbean, and the US. She’s called St. Augustine home for the past 16 years. She raised two identical twin sons and is a master gardener. Her great uncle is a Welsh Watercolorist William Seale. Circa 1930 -1960

Please note: O
ur general monthly meetings are in a new location- Cypress Village, 4600 Middleton Park Cir E, Jacksonville, FL 32224 in the Egret Room.   

Come early at 5:30 to socialize with fellow artists. Refreshments will be served.
To see more about monthly meetings, locations and upcoming schedule, click here.


2024 Spring Show
February 2 - February 25

Was exhibited at the St Augustine Art Association South Gallery during February, 2024.  Click on image to see full size page of award winners in 2024 Spring show.

Click to see more about this show and past shows in the Gallery

2024 Student Show

JWS is excited to be hosting the student art show with Pine Forest Elementary School again this year.  Awards winners should be announced soon. 
Click here to see more about this show and the gallery with paintings from last year's show.

     Publications & Events


Read the latest newsletter by clicking on the image of the cover to the right. 

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See more about our communications for members, the latest trifold and calendar of events, past newsletters, and links to websites of interest to members.

Artist of the Year - 2023

Pablo Rivera was honored as 2023 Artist of the Year, a once-in-a-lifetime award, for his service to JWS as well as his award winning talent in JWS juried shows.  His special show, plaque, and pin are planned for Fall 2024 show and reception in Westbury Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church.

Click to See more about Pablo, AOTY award, guidelines for nomination, and previous recipients. 


JWS recently received a generous donation in the name of a long term member who passed away.  Over years, we have received other donations as well as art materials and supplies that honor past and current members.  We appreciate the generous support of JWS and its mission.  To help with future donations, we have provided instructions and contacts on our membership page.  Please go to the bottom of the membership page for more information on donations.