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.


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.

At our next meeting January 14, 2017, one of our members, Lisa Jefferson, will be giving the demo. Two examples of her paintings can be seen on our own website at the at the Exhibits tab and the Forms and Rules tab.

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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Please join!  You can contact us by mail at SWS, P.O. Box 70564, Reno, NV, 89570 or
You may phone or email President Tricia Leonard at (925) 640-1156 or or Membership Chairman Jane Chapman at (775) 329 9886 or

Ronnie Rector
"Italian Gothic"

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