The Southern Watercolor Society, founded in 1975, is a non-profit corporation formed to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolor as an important creative permanent painting medium. The corporation is dedicated to the highest aesthetic standards.

It is the aim of the organization to further the interests of painters in watercolor/ watermedia by its programs and competitive exhibits, and to encourage the study of watercolor by art students and others engaged in watercolor painting.

1 1977 Nashville, TN TN Fine Arts Robert E. Wood
2 1978 Columbus, GA Museum of Arts Charles Reid
3 1979 Denton, TX N Texas State Univ Murray Wentworth
4 1980 Columbia, SC Col. Museum Arts Bud Shackleford
5 1981 Ruston, LA LA Tech University Lee Weiss
6 1982 Pensacola, FL Museum of Art Mario Cooper
7 1983 Ashville, NC Art Museum Diana Kan
8 1984 Atlanta, GA Woodruff Art Center Edward Betts
9 1985 Jackson, MS MS Institute of Art Glenn Bradshaw
10 1986 Okla. City, OK OK Art Center Gerald Brommer
11 1987 Okla. City, OK Norick Art Center Margaret Martin
12 1988 La Grange, GA Chattahoochee Museum Valfred Thelin
13 1989 Augusta, GA Old Governor's House Joseph Bohler
14 1990 Mobile, AL Fine Art Museum Fran Larsen
  1991 No Show    
15 1992 Durham, NC Durham Arts Council Don Dennis
16 1993 N Bethesda, MD Strathmore Hall Arts Center Steven Doherty
17 1994 Nashville, TN The Parthenon Carl Schmaltz
18 1995 New Bern, NC The Crown Arts Council George Shedd
19 1996 Washington, NC The Beaufort Co. Arts Council Dominic DiStefano
20 1997 Moundsville, WV Delf Norona Museum Edward Betts
21 1998 Talladega, AL Heritage Hall Museum Carole Barnes
22 1999 Niceville, FL OWCC Arts Center Paul Melia
23 2000 Ingram, TX

Houston, TX

Hendersonville, NC
Hill Country Arts

Pennzoil Place

Four Seasons Art Center
E. J. Velardi
24 2001 Columbia, SC McKissick Museum Gerald Brommer
25 2002 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge Museum Frank Webb
26 2003 St. Louis, MO Artists' Guild Pat San Soucie
27 2004 Fairhope, AL Eastern Shore Art Catherine Anderson
28 2005 Panama City, FL Visual Arts Center Arne Westerman
29 2006 Glen Allen, VA Cultural Arts Center George James
30 2007 Moultrie, GA Colquitt County Arts Center Frank Webb
31 2008 Quincy, FL

Panama City, FL
Gadsden Arts Center

Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida
Linda L. Moyer
32 2009 Columbus, GA The Illges Gallery at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts - Columbus State University Charles Reid
33 2010 Madisonville, KY Annie P. Baker
Gallery at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts - Madisonville Community College
Cheng-Khee Chee L.C.
34 2011 Greenville, NC Greenville Museum of Art Eric Wiegardt
35 2012 Sautee Nacoochee, GA Sautee Nacoochee Center Fred Graff
36 2013 Quincy, FL Gadsden Arts Center Mary Ann Beckwith

John Wilkison

Franklin, TN

Georg Shook 

Memphis, TN

Marcus Durlach*

Columbia, SC

Bernice Osborne*

Gulf Breeze, FL

R. Scott Coleman

Jackson, GA

Arni Anderson

Edmond, OK

Annette Bush

Augusta, GA

Don Rankin

Birmingham, AL

Charles Sharpe

Durham, NC

Marilyn Hughey Phillis

Wheeling, WV

Edna Piersol Windes

Niceville, FL

Mary Jane Cox*

Baton Rouge, LA

James D. Brantley

Opelika, AL

Marilynne Bradley

Webster Grove, MO

Don Taylor

Panama City, FL

Geri Davis

Columbus, GA


* deceased