Juried Exhibitions

Workshops and art conventions


About the Watercolor Society of Oregon

Welcome to the Watercolor Society of Oregon!

Founded in 1966 with 85 artists, the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) is a statewide organization of almost 1000 members. The primary activities of WSO are holding exhibitions of members work and providing education opportunities, both for the members and others interested in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts.

Juried Exhibitions

2013 Fall Convention VIPs WSO holds juried exhibitions of members’ paintings at the Spring and Fall Conventions. Active Members are invited to submit paintings to be juried by nationally recognized artists.

During the Spring and Fall Conventions, 80 paintings are chosen for each show and are published in a 28 page, color Exhibition Catalog. Of those, 20 are selected by the juror to receive awards and travel throughout the state. Award winning paintings tour the state of Oregon for six months.

Workshops and Conventions

Chris Keylock Cranberry Bog Demonstration The Watercolor Society of Oregon also sponsors special educational events and workshops. The Society maintains an extensive video rental library and keeps the membership informed with the quarterly newsletter, the Watermark. Companies and organizations supporting the Watermark appear on the WSO Resource Links page.

Conventions and Exhibitions are held at various locations within the state. A list is available along with links to photos of exhibition paintings.

Learn more about the benefits of membership in the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

News & Events [more]

Wild Women Call to Artists

November 5, 2015

Dead line December 27. 17th annual Wild Women call to artists at River Gallery in Independence.  See our artist spec’s at our [...]

Caroline Buchanan Workshop

October 19, 2015

LAYERING for RICH COLORS; and ACHIEVING COLOR-FILLED DARKS Instructor: Caroline Buchanan Information and registration: [...]

WFWS Call for Artists 2016

October 19, 2015

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 41st Annual Show June 9 – August 28, 2016, Colorado. Click here for flier: WFWS [...]