Southwestern Watercolor Society E-Fundraiser

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SWS E-Fundraiser – May 16 – May 24, 2020

The Southwestern Watercolor Society traditionally holds a fundraiser in May to fund awards for the September Membership Show. Generous awards increase the number of artists who will enter and the level of competition, as well as rewarding the competitors. This year, as a result of the pandemic and as an opportunity to try something new, SWS is planning to do an E-Fundraiser with the auction and raffle handled digitally.

The fundraiser auction will include twenty-three paintings by well-known award-winning artists will be available for auction. Artists who will be participating include Beverly Boren, Naomi Brotherton, Tom Brown, Nel Dorn Byrd, Walt Davis, Gail Delger, Alicia Farris, Jeff Jensen, Jane Jones, Mollie Jones, Robyn Jorde, Pat Kochan, Gaylord O’Con, Michael Reardon, Marie Renfro, Cecy Turner, Harwood K. Smith, Michael Reardon. A catalog with details and images of all of the artworks is available at

Raffle tickets cost $5.00 each. The items being raffled include baskets of art items, complementary workshops by nationally known artists, hotel accommodations for the Fall Paint-Out, show entry fees, dues, and much more.

Details of the auction and the raffle can be found on the SWS website at The E-Fundraiser opens on Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 am and closes on Sunday, May 24 at 6:00 pm. Everyone interested is invited to participate.

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