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Wisconsin Watercolor Society was founded in 1952 by a group of Wisconsin artists led by Marion Bode. Others among them were Gerald Landt, Dorothy Meredith, Earl Gessert, Peter Potier and later to be joined by Clarence Bohn, June Landt, Robert Von Neumann, Edward Boerner, Gerrit Sinclair and many other well known Wisconsin Artists.

The Wisconsin Watercolor Society was the first Wisconsin Art Organization to be devoted exclusively to watercolor painting. Its purpose then as now has always been to demonstrate and exhibit meaningful development in the medium of watercolor and to serve as a catalyst for those genuinely interested in watercolor.

Wisconsin Watercolor Society typically has two member exhibitions per year, one in the fall and one in the spring of the year in galleries in southeast Wisconsin to Madison and north through Cedarburg to Green Bay.

Most of the early and founding members were educators at Downer College, (UWM). Our membership base still includes many educators but also includes members from other professions outside the field of art who show an interest in and a love and proficiency in watercolor.

Please contact us for more information regarding the Wisconsin Watercolor Society.