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Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) 44th Annual Exhibition

May 1 – May 31, 2019
Juror: Kathleen Conover, AWS, NWS, ISEA, TWSA 

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS)
43rd Annual WFWS Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:  May 1 – June 24, 2018

Juror – Ted Nuttal
Venue – The Gallery at Williams Center Plaza
Host Society – Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG)
UWS Delegate – Colleen Reynolds,
Event details

Congratulations to the following UWS members who were selected for this year’s Western Federation of Watercolor Socieites annual exhbition:

Shirley Bailey, Daydreamer

Joyce Baron, Celebration
Chariya Ernst, Capitol Reef
Kristi Grussendorf, Quilt Dreams
Rebecca Hartvigsen, Night Flight
Sue Martin, Smith House
Mary Pusey, She’s Tenacious
Ian Ramsay, Tokyo Morning Rain
Sean Rowley, Gearing Up
Brian Thayne, A Good Day


42nd Annual WFWS Exhibition

Pour It On!
April 7 – June 20, 2017

Juror – Jeannie McGuire – 

Congratulations to the following artists for being juried into the 42nd Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies by juror, Jeannie McGuire:


41st Annual WFWS Exhibition

June 9 – August 28, 2016
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
 – Deadline for entries due to Tom Howard

JUROR: Sterling Edwards

Out of 87 entries for Western Fed 41, six were accepted into the exhibition.  They are:

Susette Gertsch, for her painting entitled “Watercolor Works.”
Jeanne Hansen, for her painting,  “Over The Great Salt Lake.”
Kazuko Hill, for her painting entitled, “Shikibu.”
Barbara Kidd, for her painting entitled, “Budda Light.”
Jossy Lownes, with her painting, “Happy Group.”
Spike Ress, for his painting entitled, “Cool Silents.”

We congratulate these folks, and wish them luck and success as they represent our organization in June at the Arvada Center in Colorado.

Congratulations to Spike Ress: Award of Merit for Cool Silents


40th Annual Western Federation 7of Watercolor Societies Exhibition

WFWS Award Winners
Congratulations our UWS Artists!

  • Out Crop by Joyce Baron –  Award of Excellence
  • Hope by Carl Purcell – Award in memory of Margie Fowler, Della Leonard, Jimmy Lipps
  • Seedling Transitions by Linda Burruss – Merchandise Award from Golden Artist Colours Inc.
  • The Standing Stones of County Meath  by Kathy Sutherland – Merchandise Award from Chartpak Inc. and Jack Richeson and Co.

There were 937 paintings entered this year and 67 from UWS.   It must have been difficult for the juror to discount ANY of them!

UWS accepted entries:

Terrace Beesley
Joyce Baron
Gail Alger
Brienne Brown
Cindy Kambourian
Carl Purcell
Kathy Sutherland
Lynda Burruss
Paige Kimball

Your WF Delegates
Ann DeWeese
Tom Howard

West Texas Watercolor Society
Hosts the 40th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
APRIL 16 – JULY 15, 2015



39th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition

April 1st – April 30th, 2014
Fountain Hills Community Center
Fountain Hills, AZ
Hosted by AWA
Arizona Watercolor Association
Cheng-Khee Chee, Juror

The winners are:
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Hartvigsen
Merchant Award: Kathy Sutherland
Waterworks Artist Group: Kristi Grussendorf

Other juried artists: 
Brienne Brown
Dianne Adams
Sherry Meidell
Spike Ress
Summer Borla

CONGRATULATIONS to these very fine artists.!

WFWS 38th Annual Exhibition

June 1 – July 9, 2013
Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd Irving, TX 75062
Hosted by the Southwestern Watercolor Society
Juror: Mark Mehaffey

Congratulations to the ten UWS members whose paintings were selected by Juror Mark Mehaffey to appear in the 38th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition at the Irving Art Center in Irving, Texas, June 1 – July 7, 2013.
The UWS artists whose paintings were selected for WFWF38 are: Joyce Baron, Terrece Beesley, Lynda Burruss, Kristi Grussendorf, Kazuko Hill, Sue Martin, Carl Purcell, Irene Rampton, Spike Ress,and Kathy Sutherland.
Congratulations to our UWS artists for their WFWS cash and merchandise awards!
Kathy Sutherland Crow
Kazuko S. Hill Waka
Irene Rampton Feline Fantasy
Spike Ress Desert Corral
Linda Burruss Birds on a Wire

An additional congratulations will go to three UWS artists who will also achieve WFWS Signature Member status this year.  With their acceptances in this current exhibit, as well as three other WFWS exhibits in the past, they are:  Terrece Beesley, Kristi Grusendorf and Irene Rampton.
Plan a trip to Dallas, join in the Awards Opening Reception on Saturday, June 1, in Irving Texas, and see some of the most beautiful water based artwork in the West.  Our hosts this year are the members of the Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS) of Dallas/Fort Worth. Congratulations to our UWS artists, and to all of the WFWS38 Accepted Artists.



2012 WFWS Show:

April 13 – May 19, 2012
Marjorie Barrack Museum on the UNLV Campus, Las Vegas, NV
Hosted by the Nevada Watercolor Society

Ian Ramsay: Tokyo Market Street After the Rain

Ian Ramsay_Tokyo Market Street After the Rain_WFWS 2012


2011 WFWS Show:   

Hosted by the New Mexico Watercolor Society – Held in Albequerque, NM

Chicken Dreams by Gene Klatt


2010 WFWS Show:                                     

Hosted by the Utah Watercolor Society – Held in Salt Lake City, UT

2009 WFWS Show:                                     

Hosted by the San Diego Watercolor Society – Held in San Diego, CA


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