Western Federaion of Watercolor Societies
An annual exhibition of water media paintings hosted on a rotating basis by the ten member societies from the western states. Entries are handled by Delegates from each Society.
Leadership training is one of the hallmarks of our organization. We share knowledge of what works (and what does not) within the various organizations.
Communities benefit by hosting this excellent rotating exhibition. The hosts receive seed money from alliance dues to help sponsor the exhibition.
The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) was formed in 1976 by the New Mexico Watercolor Society and included nine other watercolor societies. The purpose was to make a large and prestigious watercolor exhibition available at low cost to members for small and often isolated watercolor groups.
Today, the WFWS includes over 5,000 artists in ten regional watercolor societies and guilds. The WFWS encourages and recognizes artistic excellence and works to increase visibility of watercolor as an artistic medium through our annual juried exhibitions. The exhibitions are sponsored by WFWS and hosted by a regional member society. Delegates meet annually (usually at the current show) to conduct general business and discuss the next year’s plans. Each society hosts the show on a rotating basis.
Arizona Watercolor Association
Delegate – David Amsellem
AWA meets September through May in Phoenix, AZ.
Visit their website for contact information: www.azwatercolor.com
Colorado Watercolor Society
Monthly meetings in the Denver, CO area.
Visit their website for contact information: http://www.coloradowatercolorsociety.org/
New Mexico Watercolor Society
Monthly meetings in the Albuquerque, NM area and Las Cruces, NM.
Visit their website for contact information: http://www.nmwatercolorsociety.org/
San Diego Watercolor Society
San Diego, CA
Monthly meetings and workshops in San Diego, CA.
Visit their website for contact information: http://www.sdws.org/
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild
SAWG meets monthly, September through May in the Tuscon, AZ area.
Visit their website for contact information: https://southernazwatercolorguild.com/
Southwestern Watercolor Society
Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Monthly meetings in the Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX area
Visit their website for contact information: https://www.swswatercolor.org/https://www.swswatercolor.org/
Utah Watercolor Society
Salt Lake City, UT
UWS meets monthly in Salt Lake City, UT and their Cache Valley Chapter.
Visit their website for contact information: http://www.utahwatercolor.org/
West Texas Watercolor Society
Delegate – Neal Kleman
WTWS meets monthly in Lubbock, Texas.
Visit their website for contact information: https://wtws.org/