Juried Exhibitions

Workshops and art conventions

Membership


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 slide and 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]

Kudos

August 10, 2014

By Sarah Bouwsma Congratulations to those who had paintings selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition, Splash 16: [...]

Conventions Are Our Life Blood

August 10, 2014

by Beth Verheyden Purpose: Our founding members were dedicated to this purpose: “the primary activities (of WSO) will be to hold [...]