Schedule of our meeting


10:00 Business Meeting 

10:30-12:00 Featured Artist: Morning Demo (FREE)

12:00-1:00 Lunch time for Workshop Attendees 

1:00-4:00  Afternoon Workshop with featured Artist (Paid) Materials for the  workshop will be listed on the web page (at the end of the day, we ask  attendees to help make sure Cheap Joes is cleaned up and ready for their  next event)

Take Note: Cheap Joe's OPENS early at 9:00 on our meeting dates for us to shop for workshop supplies 

Our hope is that each of you be inspired to grow as Artists by setting some personal goals to:
Enthusiastically  participate and energize yourselves in our meetings through fellowship  with other artists, watching the morning demos, and attending afternoon  workshops.
Learn at least one skill from each of our featured artist and try it at home
Attend at least one afternoon workshop and follow up with practice

There are opportunities for members to be  entered in a drawing at the end of the season for a $200 scholarship to  your choice of one of Cheap Joe's Workshops. 

Each afternoon workshop participant will be added to the drawing.
If you bring a guest to the meeting, you will be added to the drawing.

Guests  are welcome to attend one meeting free.  When new folks decide to return, we ask that they become a member.

Did  you know that The High Country Water Media Society has an  endowment?  Our club has been building this fund since 2005.  Activities  have included:

In 2018 HCWS hosted the NC Watercolor Society  reception at The Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson and funded the $700 Third  Place Award in its annual state show. 

We have granted monies to  many other non-profits, including the Watauga County Public Library, the  Project on Aging, and The Children’s Playhouse.  

Our endowment  is housed in the NC Community Foundation, which allows us to have  non-profit status. If you would like to know more about how to make your  own tax-deductible contribution to our endowment, see our web page – or  call me, Bettie Bond at (828) 264-4275