Merit Awards

Each painting accepted into a juried WSO Fall or Spring Show is worth Merit Points. WSO members, earn Merit Award points in different values and when you have accumulated ten points, you receive special recognition. Download a copy of the Merit Award Point List or pick up a copy at the next show. Fill it out with a record of your points and send it in. We’ll keep track of your points from 10 points.

For information about Active (“Juried”) Membership, please visit Become a Member.

Through the fall 2008 show in Florence, artists received a total of five points for a Sweepstakes award, three points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd, and one point for paintings that got into the show but did not win an award.

Counting up the votes for the People's Choice award

Counting up the votes for the People’s Choice award

Beginning Spring ’09, we changed the name of Sweepstakes to “Best of Show” and it still earned 5 points (we have dropped the name of 1st place.) Now, we will have special names for 2nd through 6th place followed by awards of Distinction. You will earn a total of four points for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th place award, a total of three points for all other award winning paintings and one point for paintings that got into a show but did not win an award.

You receive recognition at conventions as you reach each level and beautiful WSO logo pins at 25 points (platinum level, a silver pin) and at 50 points (diamond level, a gold pin).

We would like to encourage everyone to start now and keep a list of the WSO exhibitions they have been in and the awards they have received. Even if you are a new member and are just beginning to enter shows, start now! It is surprising how quickly time passes and you will want to have that information. Just this year I have been asked at least three different times to “research” this information about different members, even if they never submitted or joined the Merit Award system.

Think positive and assume you will (eventually) be a huge success! Museums, galleries and books will be seeking your biographical information.

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Merit Worksheet For Fall 2017

Celestial Award 100 or More Points:

  • 157 Judy Hoiness
  • 129 Chris Kelock Williams
  • 114 Tom Allen
  • 107 Harold Walkup

Comet Award 75-99 Points

  • 97 Ted Vaught
  • 95 Dee Frank
  • 84 Judy Morris

Diamond Award 50-74

  • 74 Levone Tarbox Crone
  • 73 Murial Pallay
  • 70 Delores Ribal
  • 69 Linda Rothchild Ollis
  • 66 John Maslen
  • 65 Chris Stubbs
  • 62 Margaret Neerhout
  • 61 Susan McKinnon
  • 57 Charlotte Peterson
  • 55 Kara Pilcher
  • 55 Ruth Armitage
  • 53 Lane Hall
  • 53 Sara Bouwama
  • 52 Sally Bills Bailey
  • 51 Doreen Lindstedt

Platinum Award 25-49 Points

  •  48 Kemper Rostad
  • 46 Kim Smith
  • 46 Leslie Cheney Parr
  • 45 Charlene Brussat
  • 45 Pat San Soucie
  • 45 Patricia Schmidt
  • 45 Phyllis Meyer
  • 45 Bill Bailey
  • 44 Kathy Tiger
  • 43 Marlene Alexander
  • 43 Sunny Smith
  • 41 Sally Schwader
  • 40 Lynda Hoffman Snodgrass
  • 39 Mike Hill
  • 38 Sue Bennet
  • 38 Kris Preslan
  • 37 Vicki Mintkeski
  • 35 Janet Holt
  • 33 Bernie Herr
  • 33 Katherine Staat
  • 33 Lynn Powers
  • 31 Bruce Ulrich
  • 31 Ellen Gabehart

 Platinum Award 25-49 Points

  • 41 Geoffrey McCormack
  • 33 John Bradley
  • 33 Maud Durlund
  • 33 Airi Foote
  • 30 Mary Ellen Otten
  • 30 Linda Boutacoff
  • 30 Susan Spears
  • 29 Dyanne Locati
  • 29 Debbie Marble
  • 28 Paul Scott
  • 28 Judi Weigandt
  • 28 Linda Terhark                                   ^
  • 28 Lynne Taylor
  • 28 Pat Renner
  • 27 Irene Young
  • 27 Helen Brown
  • 27 Lois Larson
  • 26 Nancy Karp
  • 26 Lois Enman
  • 25 Mark Finlayson
  • 25 Dodie Hamilton
  • 25 Carol Sands

Gold Awards 20-24 Points

  • 24 Irene Fields
  • 24 Cynthia Holloway
  • 25 Margaret Godfrey 2018
  • 25 Liz Walker 2018
  • 23 Linda M. Miller
  • 23 Jacque Brown
  • 23 Evelyn Fritz
  • 22 Maria Berg
  • 22 Kathryn Damon-Dawson
  • 21 Dick Van Voast
  • 21 Wynn Pederson
  • 21 Marjorie Kinch
  • 21 Suzi Blaisdell
  • 21 Joneile Emery
  • 21 Doyle Leek
  • 21 Mary Rollins
  • 20 Carolee Clark
  • 20 Fran Ross
  • 22 Mila Raphael
  • 20 Julie Shirley

 Silver Award 15-19 Points

  • 20 Marjorie Johnson
  • 18 Jeannine Miller
  • 18  Kathryn Honey
  • 18 Susan Greenbaum
  • 18 Carol Barnett
  • 18 Chris Helton
  • 17 Barbara Eshoo
  • 17 Blenda Tyvoll
  • 17 Winnie Givot
  • 16 Stephen O’Shea
  • 16 Elizabeth Heinson
  • 16 Ruth Hickok Schubert
  • 16 Carol Putnam
  • 16 Britt MacNamee
  • 16 Anji Grainger
  • 15 Linda Marie Miller
  • 15 Jean B. Miller
  • 15 Mae Heideman
  • 15 Sandra Wood

 Bronze Award 10-14 Points

  • 14 Pauline Cox
  • 14 Marilyn Clouse
  • 14 Carol Yates
  • 14 Charlene Robinson
  • 14 Elizabeth Doolittle
  • 14 Katheleen Buck
  • 14 Betty Sue Barss
  • 14 Gina Locke
  • 14 Victoria Tierney
  • 13 Mary Burgess
  • 13 Florence Simmons
  • 13 Connie Cedergreen
  • 13 Horst Wolf
  • 13 Vinta Pappas
  • 13 Linda Nye
  • 13 Judy Nigh
  • 13 Marilyn T O’Brien
  • 13 Amanda James
  • 13 Rene Eisenbart
  • 13 Steve Rothert
  • 12 Anna Mastellos Morris
  • 12 Vicki Cooper
  • 12 Kari Mais
  • 12 Daneal Louise
  • 12 Gerry Hart
  • 12 Shirley Froyd
  • 13 Marilyn T O’Brien
  • 12 Hyon Fielding
  • 12 Jenny Armitage
  • 12Roxanne Williams
  • 11 Alice Tetamore
  • 11 Helen Kropp
  • 11 Richard Quigley
  • 11Margaret Stermer Cox
  • 11 M Michele Thorp
  • 10 Mary Ann Pauletto
  • 10 Mary Calvin