California Watercolor Association
The California Watercolor Association is the largest regional water media organization in California. CWA exists to create, foster, and sustain interest in the art of water media painting; to sponsor educational programs, displays and exhibitions; to increase the skills of its members; and to further the understanding and appreciation of water media art on the part of its members and the general public. It is the intent of CWA to dedicate its resources to the artistic growth of artists of all ages. Scholarship funds are provided each year to students to help further their study of art. In addition, merchandise awards; cash or gift certificates are given to deserving students or to art community projects. CWA presents annual achievement cash awards for students at the Sacramento State Fair, Alameda County Fair and Contra Costa County Fair. CWA also sponsors an art exhibition for a high school district that includes cash awards.