3rd Monday of each month

Exception - January is one week later due to holiday.

           And April will be held one week later this year.

Artwork Critiques 6-7pm - Meeting 7-9pm


  • 6pm - Critiques with Laurin McCracken of Forth Worth.   Bring a painting which is in progress or completed for a critique.  Or, enjoy learning as other pieces are critiqued

  • 7-7:15pm - General meeting with announcements and introductions of newcomers

  • 7:15pm - Introduction of guest artist and demonstration begins

  • 8:00pm - Break for refreshments and view and vote on "Painting of the Month"

  • 8:15 - Guest artist continues demo

  • 8:45 - "Painting of the Month" winners are announced




Prizes donated by Asel Art Supply

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2021 Artist Demos

JAN 25- Soon Y Warren

FEB 15 - Stephen Zhang

MAR 15 - Laurin McCracken

APR 19 - Andy Evansen

               (Juror & workshop leader)

MAY 17 - Tina Bohlman

JUNE , JULY , AUGUST - No Meetings

SEPT 20 - Kay Cross

OCT 18 - Mollie Jones

               (Juror & workshop leader)

NOV 18 - Brenda Driggers

All online meetings begin at 7:00 PM

All SWA meetings are held at

The University of North Texas Health Science Center

Everett Hall 

3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. 

Fort Worth, Texas

(Across from the Amon Carter Museum)

To see a map to the meeting location, click here.

Demo Artist - Laurin McCracken

Laurin McCracken combines many of the skills he learned as an architect with his experiences of studying art history, drawing, taking photographs and visiting many of the world’s leading museums to use as a watercolorist.


Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he studied at Auburn University and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University. He currently lives and paints in Fort Worth, Texas.

He is a signature member of more than a dozen watercolor societies including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Society of Watercolor Artists, Southern Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and Watercolor USA Honor Society. He is an Elected Member of the Allied Artists of America in their Watermedia Category.

Cherries, Silver & Chinese Porcelain 20x

His paintings have been included in multiple shows in China: Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition 2010 & 2012, the Beijing International Art Biennale 2010; 2012 and 2015; the Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial 2013 and 2015; and the Qingdao International Watercolour Salon, 2014. His paintings are included in the permanent collections of the National Museum of China; of the Asian Museum of Watercolor Art in Haikou City, Hainan Province, China; and The Watercolor Museum in Fabriano, Italy.

His work has been published in many national and international magazines and books including: Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, Artist’s, Drawing, American Artist, International Artist and Southwest Art. His work has been included in books such as Splash 9-20; Strokes of Genius 2 & 3, Secrets of International Watercolor Masters, Volume #1 published in China, Masters of Realistic Imagery published in Germany and Masters of Watercolor published in St. Petersburg, Russia.

His work is represented by Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi, and Cassidy Bayou Gallery in Sumner, Mississippi.

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Tulips, Crystal, Silver and Dutch Vase 2


Meeting Zoom Invitations

are sent out to 

SWA Members.

If interested in attending meetings,

sign up a for a 2021 SWA Membership