Founded in 1896, Rhode Island Watercolor Society (RIWS) is one of the oldest watercolor organizations in America. With over 300 members, RIWS provides artists and the general public the opportunity to view, purchase, exhibit and learn about water media art. 

RIWS offers classes, workshops and demonstrations by nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. RIWS also organizes educational trips to art exhibitions. Located in the JC Potter Casino Building, a historic lakeside “boathouse” in Slater Memorial Park, RIWS features an art gallery, library and studio space. The gallery hosts 15 shows per year, including a National Water media Competition.


From Route 95 North or South take exit 2A in Attleboro. This will put you on Route 1A (Newport Ave) South. In approximately 1.5 miles take a left onto Armistice Blvd (RT 15). Go through the first set of lights on Armistice Blvd and shortly after you will see the entrance for Slater Memorial Park on your right. Follow the road a little ways and we are the first building on your right next to the pond.

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Rhode Island Watercolor Society 
JC Potter Casino Bldg
Slater Memorial Park
831 Armistice Blvd.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
(401) 726-1876

RIWS Officers & Board of Directors:

President: Jackie Habig
Vice President: Leslie Godfrey
Recording Secretary: Position unfilled
Corresponding Sec.: Elinor Thompson 
Treasurer: Dennis Finlay 
Evelyn Bernal 
Paula Correia 
Jaquelyn Hayes 
Bernadette Pace 
Liz Palter
Denise Petrin 
Dyan Rook
Frank Robertson

Gallery Director: 
Sam Green

Gallery Assistant:
Andrea Braga

Please direct all gallery inquiries to: 

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