Purpose of Regional Critique Groups (RCGs)

  • To get more members active at the local level at little expense while providing an educational activity that benefits our members and WSO.
  • To create autonomous groups who can set up specific demonstrations and workshops appropriate in length and subject matter to the specific requests of its members using WSO instructors at reasonable rates.
  • To form an identifiable group to exhibit their work at the conventions and other WSO exhibitions

Regional Critique Group Coordinators

RCG Coordinator to chair each critique group in their WSO Area. Their duties could include:

  • Be the primary contact for members needing a critique group.
  • Maintaining a list of local professionals-for-hire at reasonable rates who are willing to attend a local critique group meeting to give help or demonstrate specific techniques.
  • Coordinate educational requests for workshops to the Education Council from the various critique groups within their area.
  • Coordinate educational requests for workshops to the Education Council from the various critique groups within their area.
  • Report to the Education Council Workshop Chair, serving as a member of the Education Committee

The coordinators will call the members in the area inviting them to participate in a new critique group or learn more about their existing critique group, and if they are interested in local educational activities.

Critique Group Workshops

Create a WSO Critique Group Workshop in Your Community!

WSO will provide up to fifty percent (50%) of the costs but not to exceed $500 for one workshop
per year to any critique group in Oregon whose membership includes at least two WSO members, muster eight participants and hire a WSO member/instructor or an approved instructor from outside the organization. WSO Educational Endowment funds will be used to help offset some or all of the facility and instructor fees. Request new application from education@watercolorsocietyoforegon.com.

For more information, go to the Critique Group Workshops page.

WSO Regional Critique Groups 2016

Click here to download a printable list of critique groups

Area 1 Portland Westside

Washington County and Multnomah County

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Metro Critique Group / SW Portland

Diana Nadal*   503 292 8586    diannnadal@easystreet.net

Village Gallery 12505 NW Cornell Rd. #14 Portland

1st Tues. / 7-9:00 pm

 

Pearl District CG / Downtown Portland

Moya Lehman 503-913-4455  zlehmann@comcast.net

Location and Meeting times vary

 

Westside Daytime CG  / Tigard

Susan Pfahl,   503 590 3025   susansart@peoplepc.com

David Hooten’s Studio, 12320 1st St. @ Tucker, Beaverton

 

 

Waterworks CG / SW Portland

Sunny Smith    503 292 2094  sunnypaint@aol.com

Village Gallery 12505 NW Cornell Rd. #14 Portland

2nd Monday, 1 to 3:30 pm, excluding July and August

 

Westside Artists CG / SW Portland

Elizabeth Doolittle  503 292 6077  geodoolitt@aol.com

Westside Portland & Beaverton, members homes

once a month in the afternoon. Call for current info.

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Area 2  Portland Eastside

Multnomah County

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Splash CG (full)  Oregon City

Ruth Armitage   503-723-6845   <ruth@rutharmitage.com>

South East Portland Area, members homes

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Area 3 Washington County

Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin (excluding Portland addresses)

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Fresh Eyes CG / Hillsboro

Sue Ann Sekora   503-693-8688  sueanneseckora@gmail.com

Active New Group  Email / Call for current meeting info.

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Area 4 East Multnomah, East Clackamas,

Plus Hood and Wasco Counties

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Good 4 Hue CG / Hillsboro

Leslie Cheney-Parr   503-668-7401   lesarts@hughes.net

Eastside Portland Area, members homes

1st Wed. 9:30 am

 

FLOW CG / Boring

Beth Verheyden   503 663-6530   vstudios@comcast.net

Beth’s Studio  14700 SE Tickle Cr. Rd., Boring

2nd Friday from 10:30am-12:30pm.

 

 

Wy’east CG / Fairview

Gail Johnson   503 465 9165  gail@singingcolors-studio.com

Fairview, 3rd Thursday of the month 7 PM

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Area 5 Clackamas County

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Colorwheels (full)  West Linn

Susan Lyslo*    503 557 8346   slyslo@comcast.net

Kathie McEvers  541 887 2174    kathiemcevers@comcast.net

West Linn / Lake Oswego, Members homes

2nd Thursday of the month,  afternoons @ 12:30 pm

 

Art Connection CG / Lake Oswego

Diana Johnston, 503 635 2916  diannajohn@qwestoffice.net

Stafford Boutique Retirement Center /Movie Theatre

3rd Monday of the month, 10:45 am – 12:45 pm

 

Local Color/ Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Gladstone

Jean Dupre´, 503 504 4163 jeandupreart@gmail.com

Meeting in individual homes

4th Tuesday of each month 10 am-12pm

 

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Area 6 Marion and Polk Counties

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Mid-Valley CG / Salem

Gerry Hart    503 364 6374  puggerhart@comcast.net

Capitol Manor retirement center, West Salem

3rd Sat. of each month, (except December) at 10:00 a.m.

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Area 7 Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties

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Corvallis Art Guild CG (full) Corvallis

Claudia Weintraub*   541 602 6127   claudiacw@comcast.net

Willamette Landing Club House, Covallis

1st  Tuesday of the month  3:00 pm

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Area 8  Lane County

(minus Florence)

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Eugene Area CG / Sprinfield

Shirley Froyd*    541 942 1609  sbfroyd@pacinfo.com

Emerald Art Center, Springfield

Last Wednesday 7:00 pm

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Area 9  North and Central Coast

Astoria to Florence

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Contact Margaret Godfrey:  education@watercolorsocietyoforegon.com

 

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