From Our President

We hope you will explore the many opportunities that this site offers to both members and others interested in watermedia. TNWS is dedicated to education about and preservation of this varied and exciting medium. The passion of our members for the medium is evident in the works you will see here.



35th Exhibition Workshop

John Salminen
Abstraction Through Design

May 16-20, 2016
Go to our new blog Splash in News and Events to read about the workshop and see the results.


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Our society is the largest and most respected organization in Tennessee dedicated to the exploration and advocacy of watermedia. Members should either reside in Tennessee or work or reside in cities located in metro areas bordering our state line. We sponsor major biennial exhibitions and offer numerous other membership benefits.


Check It Out! Splash – The TnWS Blog

Click on the News & Events tab above.

Knoxville 2016 Biennial Exhibition, Workshop, and Dinner

The weeklong events surrounding our 35th Biennial Exhibition in Knoxville were a great success thanks to the team led by Lee Edge, and the workshop and demo by juror, John Salminen.

The exhibition is at The Emporium, 100 Gay Street, Knoxville TN, within walking distance of Market Square.  See their website for directions and parking information.

The full exhibition will be available for viewing on the site by early June, as well as the Traveling Exhibition Schedule with the list of 30 paintings included by the juror,  under the exhibition tab.

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