Western Federation 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.
46th Western Federation of
Watercolor Societies Exhibition
This year’s 46th WFWS Exhibition, hosted by UWS, takes place 05/06/2021 – 06/23/2021
but now will be virtual. Stay tuned for more details.
Juror for this exhibition is award-winning artist, Sarah Yeoman.
View the 46th WFWS Exhibition : Web Gallery
Virtual Event: Certificates and Awards, Artist Videos, Comments from juror, Sarah Yeoman and more!
May 7th 6pm – 7:30pm (Watch for the invitation link!)
If you entered the 46th WFWS Exhibition, you can participate more by voting for your favorite painting. Go to the Web Gallery, sign in to your account, and vote! Deadline April 15.
WFWS Painting Sales
Ready to buy some original art? Visit the Web Gallery and go shopping! You may purchase any of the paintings by clicking Add to Cart then follow the payment prompts.
Prospectus can be viewed here: WFWS46 Prospectus
Arizona Watercolor Association
Delegate – David Amsellem
Alternate – Tanya Lemma
AWA meets September through May in Phoenix, AZ.
Visit their website for contact information: www.azwatercolor.com
Colorado Watercolor Society
Delegate – Beatrice Trautman
Alternate – Carol Newsom
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/