Letter from the President 2024

By February 4, 2024News Release


To our members and patrons of the South Carolina Watermedia Society:

Welcome to 2024 and the start of a new year. As your new president, I look forward to sharing lots of engaging news from the society, exciting art from our members, and educational opportunities from visiting artists this coming year.  By now, you have received an invitation to enter our first exhibition of the year: The 2024 Spring Digital Show.  I encourage our member artists to enter this online exhibition that showcases their entry for the entire year on our website.

One of the goals I‚Äôm most excited about pursuing this year is highlighting who we are as the South Carolina Watermedia Society.¬† I would like to bring our ‚ÄúMission Statement‚ÄĚ to life with greater interactions between our members and the public.

I shared with a friend recently¬†two unique characteristics about our South Carolina Watermedia Society.¬† Founded in 1977, we‚Äôre a ‚Äúsmall art society‚ÄĚ with a national presence, and secondly, we‚Äôre a ‚Äúsmall art society‚ÄĚ with a wealth of talented artists.¬† Being small makes us unique. Because of our size, many of our members know each other and reach out in friendly ways that allow us to grow together professionally and personally. I would like to see membership and art friendships grow through our society‚Äôs outreach of activities.

2024 is the year to focus on our Mission Statement, ask our members to share who we are, and encourage new artists to join us. South Carolina is one of the most popular relocation destinations for people moving from across the country. Let’s reach out sharing in our creativity and love of the watermedia arts.

Stay tuned during the year for more announcements of activities happening in South Carolina. Watermedia artists can participate while growing in their friendships, making new art connections, and competing to showcase their works.
Victoria Alger
SCWS 2024 President

SCWS Mission Statement
The mission of the SC Watermedia Society is to promote the aesthetic and professional interests of its members and to provide the public with artistic opportunities through watermedia painting; Elevate the stature of watermedia and educate the public to its significance as an important creative permanent painting medium; Further the interests of watermedia painters by its programs and competitive exhibits, and to encourage the study of watermedia painting; Promote the highest aesthetic standards within the visual arts, and to cooperate with and participate in other similar organizations in order to stimulate the practice and appreciation of the arts.
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More About Victoria

Victoria¬†DeAngelis¬†Alger, SCWS¬†is the 2024 President of the South Carolina Watermedia Society and as a participating member, enjoys signature status in the Society. She came to love watercolor painting later in life. As a graduate of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University, her 35 year professional career focused on creative design and stewardship of the natural environment.¬†Victoria‚Äôs passion for watercolor inspires her artistry today, as she enjoys painting landscapes “en plein air,‚Ä̬†collaborating on large outdoor mural artwork, or creating studio paintings of unique subjects, still life scenes, and expressive portraiture. She loves telling a colorful and soulful story with her watercolor paintings.¬†Victoria‘s artwork has been juried into exhibitions in the Southeast including: The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild, Myrtle Beach, SC; Georgetown County Watercolor Society, Georgetown, SC; ArtFields 2015 & 2024 in Lake City, SC; The Alabama Watercolor Society Exhibitions; The Theatre Art Galleries Exhibition, Highpoint, NC; and the South Carolina Watermedia Society Annual National Exhibitions. She has won numerous awards and enjoys having collectors of her artwork regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is active in the local visual arts community, contributing to philanthropic causes for the arts, and has been a featured artist in numerous local publications. She and her husband live in Myrtle Beach where they raised their family near the ocean.

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