WFWS (Western Federation of Watercolor Societies)
The Utah Watercolor Society (UWS) is a Member of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS). This allows our UWS members to enter the annual WFWS exhibition.
WFWS Signature Status
WFWS Signature Membership Status is obtained by participating in three WFWS exhibitions. (NOTE: Being accepted in WFWS also counts toward the UWS Signature Status requirement of being accepted to eight different UWS qualifying exhibitions.)
UWS Members who have achieved WFWS SIGNATURE MEMBERSHIP status:
Osral Allred *
Nancy Maxfield Lund
The New Mexico Watercolor Society formed the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) some 30 years ago, through the foresight and work of Dr. David Gale (1915-1980). Today, the Federation includes over 4,500 artists in ten regional societies:
The Federation encourages and recognizes artistic excellence through annual exhibitions. The yearly exhibition and delegates meeting is hosted by a regional member society on a rotating basis. Each society pays annual dues of $200 to the hosting society to help defray expenses of the show. Societies also use entry fees, fund raisers, solicitation of donations, grants, or a portion of their club monies to cover costs. The expenses for these exhibits include such items as fees for a nationally recognized artist to jury the show, awards for winners, publication of a catalog of accepted paintings, publicity, refreshments for the reception, etc.