Hazel Stone





Hazel Stone paints in a style that is unique, innovative and complex. Her subject matter may begin with realistic images, but may also include imaginary, whimsical or abstract forms. By combining multiple images, subjects and symbols, then revealing them on many levels or from different viewpoints, unexpected results are obtained. Stone likes to explore the unusual, unexpected and mystifying aspects of life which when painted produce exciting works of art.


"I have developed my own style of painting which I call Experimental Abstraction. I paint whatever intrigues and captivates my eye and motivates my innovative mind. Gradually, I realized that ART had become my ‘Life's Passion’ that would forever guide my life. This amazing journey has led to a very satisfying and happy life as a busy and successful professional water media artist.”




Hazel Stone is a Signature Member of seventeen watercolor societies across America: Taos National Society of Watercolorists, TNSW, Philadelphia Water Color Society, PWCS, International Society of Experimental Artists, ISEA, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona, CWAz, Arizona Watercolor Association - Gold Member, AWA, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, PWS, Northwest Watercolor Society, NWWS, Arizona Aqueous, AzAq, Kansas Watercolor Society, KWS, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, PPWS, Texas Watercolor Society - Purple Sage/Life Member, TWS, Red River Watercolor Society, RRWS, Mississippi Watercolor Society, MWS, Western Colorado Watercolor Society, WCWS,  California Watercolor Association, CWA, Watercolor West, WW and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, WFWS.


Hazel Stone has served as Juror for several Arizona Art Exhibitions. She has conducted many painting demonstrations, one-day adult watermedia workshops and several children’s drawing and painting classes. She has served the artist community in many ways as General Chairman and Exhibition Chairman of the Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona from 2002 to 2004, Chairman of the Arizona Watercolor Association National Watercolor Exhibition 2000, Co-Chair of the 1999 Arizona Watercolor Association National Exhibition and Exhibition Coordinator for Waterworks Artists Exhibitions since 2002.

During the last thirty years, Hazel Stone’s paintings have been juried into a very long list of International, National, Regional and Local Watercolor Exhibitions across the country and abroad, often garnering awards. Several One Person Exhibitions and many small and large group exhibitions have featured her work. Her paintings hang in personal and corporate collections across the country. She has been commissioned to create several special watercolor paintings for personal and corporate permanent collections.


Adirondack's National Exhibition of American Watercolors - 2012

American Watercolor Society – 2011

Arizona Aqueous Exhibition – 1999, 2003, 2007, 2010 Creative Mind Award, 2011 Creative Mind Award, 2012, 2013

Arizona Watercolor Association National Watermedia Exhibition – 1999, 2000, 2008 Merchant Award, 2010

California Watercolor Association – 2002, 2011, 2015, 2016

International Society of Experimental Artists – 2002 Honorable Mention, 2003 Merit Award, 2003 Wales, UK Medallion

          Centennial of Cardiff, Wales, UK Medallion, 2004, 2012, 2013-2014 Sanibel, FL, Sand Pedro, CA, Wales, UK 2014 Medallion

Kansas Watercolor Society – 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 Patron Purchase Award, 2014

Keystone National 2012 - Honorable Mention Award and Postcard Image

Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Watercolor Exhibition – 2010, 2011, 2013 - 2014

Missouri National 12th Annual Exhibition – 2012

Missouri Watercolor Society International Exhibition - 2016

National Watercolor Society Annual Member Exhibition, 2014

Northwest Watercolor Society Annual Open Juried Exhibition – 2001, 2004, 2005

Northwest Watercolor Society Member Exhibition “Waterworks” – 2006,

          Elsie Wiener Memorial Award, 2008, 2009

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society – 2000, 2005, 2010

Philadelphia Water Color Society – 1999-2000, 2002, 2005, 2013

Pikes Peak Watercolor Society – 1999, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2011

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society – 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006

Red River Watercolor Society – 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012

Rockies West National - 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition – 1994, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015

San Diego Watercolor Society – 2001 Merchant Award, 2005, 2014

Society of Watercolor Artists Member Exhibition - 2016

Southern Colorado Watercolor Society - 2016

Taos National Watercolor Society Exhibitions – 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007

Texas Watercolor Society – 2010

Watercolor Art Society – Houston – 2006, 2009

Watercolor USA – 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012

Watercolor West – 2002, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Combined Merchandise Award

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies - 1988, 1994, 2002



Arizona Watercolor Association Awards: 2004 Award of Merit, 2001, Merchant Award, 1997 Award of Merit, 1994 Merchant Award    


Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona Awards: 2008 Merit Award, 2007 Wayne Lanford Memorial Award,

         2000 MerchantAward, 2004 Award of Excellence, 2003 Merchant Award, 2000 Award of Excellence, 1998 Merit Award



2018 Hazel Stone’s Curator Solo Exhibition, “LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION,” 35 original watermedia paintings, Herberger Theater Art              Gallery, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ ,May 1 - 30, 2018

2012 – 2013 "CELEBRATION - HAZEL STONE," nineteen watermedia paintings by Hazel Stone, Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, AZ

2007 Solo Exhibition, thirteen watermedia paintings by Hazel Stone, at Fair Trade Café Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2007 Solo Exhibition, fifteen watermedia paintings by Hazel Stone at the Cathedral Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2004 "CELEBRATION," fifteen watermedia paintings by Hazel Stone at Gallerie van Friend, Scottsdale, AZ

1997 "INNOVATIONS AND INVENTIONS: Watermedia Paintings by Hazel Stone, "Featured Artist Museum Exhibition." Sun City               Museum of Art, Sun City, AZ


Herberger Theater Art Gallery, Phoenix, AZ since 2013

Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ since 1996

Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ since 2014



Associate Membership in American Watercolor Society - juried into 2011 Exhibition

Associate Membership in National Watercolor Society - juried into 2014 Exhibition


Signature Memberships held in seventeen societies are listed in the order they were earned: Taos National Society of Watercolorists - TNSW, Philadelphia Water Color Society - PWCS, International Society of Experimental Artists, - ISEA, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona - CWAz, Arizona Watercolor Association - AWA Gold, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society - PWS, Northwest Watercolor Society - NWWS, Arizona Aqueous - AzAq, Kansas Watercolor Society - KWS, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society - PPWS, Texas Watercolor Society Purple Sage/Life Member - TWS PS/L, Red River Watercolor Society - RRWS, Mississippi Watercolor Society - MWS, Western Colorado Watercolor Society - WCWS and California Watercolor Association -  CWA, Watercolor West - WW, and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies - WFWS





CONTEMPORARY ART: What is it and why do we need it?    
Frame: 38" x 30"         $2,000