Advancing Watermedia in South Carolina

2024 Spring Digital Show Prospectus Released

Entries are closed for the SCWS Spring Digital Show. Updates on accepted artists and winners will be posted Sunday, March 10.

To learn more about eligibility, prizes, and the juror visit you can also view last year’s digital show!

46th Annual National Exhibition Award Winners

The 2023 National Exhibition brought in 122 entries from 89 artists, and 64 paintings were selected to hang at the Pickens Art and History Museum. Selecting 13 monetary award-winners and inviting 13 works to the Travel Exhibition Program, Juror JJ Jiang recognized artists Xiao Xing Hu (first), MC Churchill-Nash (second), and Lee Monts (third) especially. We encourage viewers to explore our complete show gallery and LookBook, which includes Jiang’s commentary on the show as a whole and the individual award winning pieces. First Place was awarded to Xiao Xing Hu for “Weekend Fair,” pictured above.

SCWS Recognizes Newest Signature Members

Congratulations to our most recent class of Signature Status Members

Katherine Bates

Ron Boozer

Anne Bradham

Lisa Franklin

John E. James

Connie Manley

Al Morris

Trish Poupard

Marcia Pyner

Lori Wilson

Artists Accepted to The National Exhibition

The SCWS Board sincerely congratulates all artists accepted to the 2023 National Exhibition. Artists are listed below in alphabetical order by last name. 

Suzanne Accetta, Teresa Anderson, Gina Noelle Ash, Judy Avrett, Katherine Bates, Alston Beckman, Jefferson Boozer, Anne Bradham, Sharron Burns, Ingrid Carson, Kathy Caudill, M.C. Churchill-Nash, K. Dale Cochran, Rosie Coleman, Walter Costilow, Patty Cunningham, Zarina Docken, Jennifer Edwards, Toni Elkins, Lynda English, Carolyn Epperly, Renea Eshleman, Donna Gore, Lynn Greer, Lyssa Harvey, Mary Lou Hightower, Anne Hightower-Patterson, Catherine Hillis, Xiao Xing Hu, Alice Jackson, John James, Russell Jewell, Kie Johnson, Steven Jordan, Maura Kenny, Carole Knudson-Tinsley, Pat Konicki, Madeline Kozlowski, Christopher Lane, Alexis Lavine, Stacy Lund Levy, Ron Malone, Constance Manley, Rebecca McDuffie, Audrey Montgomery, Lee Monts, Kathryn Morganelli, Al Morris, Candace Naumowicz Zacher, Wesa Neely, Daryl Nicholson, Trish Poupard, Elizabeth Purcell, Nancy Seay, Rosemary Segreti, Constance Spencer, Lizabeth Thompson, Genia Tyson, Junco Uras, Viviane Van Giesen, Rachel Varner, Christine Walker, Gail Watson, Kathryn Wedge, and Lori Wilson

Spring Digital Show Award Winners 2023

70 artists submitted 108 works to this year’s Spring Digital Show with Juror Christopher Leeper recognizing artists Anne Hightower Patterson, Maura Kenny, Susan Trott, and Suzanne Accetta especially. We encourage viewers to explore our complete show gallery, which includes Leeper’s commentary on the show as a whole and the individual award winning pieces.

Spring Digital Accepted Artists

The SCWS is proud to congratulate the following artists on their acceptance to the 2023 Spring Digital Show:

Suzanne Accetta, Christine Alfery, Victoria Alger, Teresa Anderson, Mary Angers, Gina Noelle Ash, Katherine Bates, Helen Beacham, Jefferson Boozer, Sharron Burns, Rebecca Carruth, Kathy Caudill, Marc Chicoine, Rosie Coleman, Walter Costilow, Dorothy Cromartie, Gail Cunningham, Patty Cunningham, Suzy Czerwinski, Anne DuMont, jennifer edwards, Lynda English, Carolyn Epperly, Renea Eshleman, Lisa Franklin, Denise Greer, John Hancock, Lyssa Harvey, Karyn Healey, Anne Hightower-Patterson, Catherine Hillis, Susan Hopps, Alice Jackson, John James, Judy Jarrett, Russell Jewell, Renee Kahn, Maura Kenny, Kathy Kitz, Pat Konicki, Amy Kuenzie, Ron Malone, Constance Manley, Rebecca Masters, Rebecca McDuffie, Diane Mitchell, Lee Monts. Kathryn Morganelli, Al Morris, MC Nash, candace naumowicz zacher, Wesa Neely, Daryl Nicholson, Philip Palma, Elizabeth Purcell, Marcia Pyner, Sharon Reinckens, Adelia Ruth, Nancy Seay, Rosemary Segreti, Annie Skakun, Alan Smith, Constance Spencer, Gregory Supple, Barbara Terry, Susan Trott, Rachel Varner, Christine Walker, Beth Woodall, and Juanita Yancey

On-Going and Upcoming Events

  • Time to register for the Newberry Plein Air event, which will be on April 27th, 2024. Click here for more information.
  • The 2024 National Exhibition will be held in Myrtle Beach in October 2024 with Ken Call serving as juror – more info at
  • Workshop/Donation opportunity – Constance “Connie” Manley will teach a watercolor workshop on March 16 from 9AM-3PM at City Art in Columbia, SC.  Click here for details.  Proceeds will be donated to SCWS.  Thank you Connie!
  • Meet our President!  Click here

Since 1977, the South Carolina Watermedia Society has been promoting the artistic and professional interests of its members as well as providing visual arts programs to the public. The Society works towards achieving its goals by making the accomplishments of its members available to a broad base of South Carolinians.

SCWS, the largest statewide visual arts group, is an active presenting organization. We nurture and promote South Carolina artists by providing exhibition opportunities, special programs to market original works, and educational programs. In addition, our goals include public outreach and participation in the arts community.

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