Join Us for Our Next Meeting!

We meet at 5:30 PM the third Wednesday of each month (except July), at The Catalyst Campus, at 555 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, in the Harvey House Room.

Our History

Ten watercolor artists living in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado founded the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society in 1986 to promote excellence in the watercolor painting medium and to encourage artistic achievement in the community. They held their first exhibit at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs in March of 1988. Subsequent exhibitions have been held at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, the Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and the Pikes Peak Library District, Library 21c.

Mary Ann Bransby and Nancy Baldrica co-founded the Society, organizing watercolor artists from the Colorado Pikes Peak area. The ten Charter Members were: Nancy Baldrica, Michael Baum, Joseph Bohler, Mary Ann Bransby, Marian Busey, Kurt Gabel, Dennis Linn, Penny Stewart, Don Van Horn and Richard E. Williams. It was incorporated as a nonprofit organization on May 29, 1991.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society is to promote, educate, and encourage artistic excellence in watercolor painting among members and within the community. It does so by its sponsorship of exhibitions, educational funding, workshops, and through its support of other local arts organizations and educational institutions.