Purpose of The Society

The Louisiana Watercolor Society, which was founded in 1968, exists to advance the art of painting with watermedia, defined as painting in  transparent and/or opaque watercolor on paper, and in unvarnished water-soluble casein, acrylic, and gouache on paper.


Board of Directors

President:   Louise Hansen
1st vice president:   Shirley Doiron
Corresponding Secretary:  Rita Congemi
Recording Secretary:  Claudia Lejeune
TreasurerMonica Bishara LWS
Past President:  Karen Stakelum LWS

Directors at Large:

Baton Rouge:  Joette LeBlanc
Northshore:  Christine Diggs
South Shore:  Diane Newman

Contact Us


Membership: Monica Bishara
Publications: Louise Hansen & Cathy Goodier
Programs/Workshops:  Susan Henning
Hospitality: Jean Mitchell & Veronica Thomas
Juried Show: Jeannie Wilke
Hanging:  Kathy Miller Stone LWS-M
International Co-chair: Susan Copping LWS