Current Exhibition

Awash 2020 - A Festival of Watercolour

Awash 2020

7th January to 29th February 2019
Wells Maltings, Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AU

A celebration of original artwork in water-based media. The event runs for almost a month and will include painting days, workshops and demonstrations. Non-members are invited to submit work for consideration for selection to be hung in the exhibition. Friends of the SEAW will be allowed to submit work at a concessionary submission rate.

Entries are now closed

Members, may enter up to 5 framed paintings, 5 unframed paintings and greeting cards without selection. Associate members may submit 4 framed paintings without selection.

Non-members and Friends, can enter 4 framed paintings via a selection portal. After selection, they will be notified about the paintings that have been included in the exhibition and the date of delivery.


Awash 2020 workshops

Several respected members of the Society will be running one day workshops at the gallery. Places are limited and can be reserved by booking a place. The subject matter ranges from techniques and materials to exploration of mark making.



The Society holds three exhibitions throughout the year

Awash Festival of Watercolours is held at the beginning of the year in Norfolk

Spring Exhibition is a showcase for full members of the Society. It is usually held in Suffolk.

Selected Exhibition provides an opportunity for residents of East Anglia to exhibit their work. It is a juried show and is usually held towards end of summer/beginning of autumn in Cambridgeshire.


The society awards prizes for paintings determined to be best in show by the judges at our annual selected exhibition.

What visitors say about our exhibitions

‘Completely bowled over by the exhibition, absolutely beautiful’.

‘Super exhibition – lovely to see beautiful expressive watercolour’.

‘Beauty in paint, paper, perfection: excellent’

‘Wonderful variety of subjects and some very talented artists’.

‘A truly superb collection of very gifted works’.

‘Very talented exhibition’.

‘Excellent exhibition showing such variety of water medium’.

‘Interesting how varied the styles are, lots of talent and atmosphere in the paintings’.

‘Amazingly accomplished artists!’

‘Amazing watercolour exhibition, lots of variety of techniques – lovely’.

‘Wonderful exhibition, such variety, such talent’.

‘Very enjoyable and particularly well displayed’.

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