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

  • Metro Critique Group / SW Portland
    Diana Nadal   971.645.5031
    Village Gallery 12505 NW Cornell Rd. #14 Portland
    1st Tues. / 7-9:00 pm
  • Viewpoint Critique Group / SW Portland (FULL)
    Phyllis Meyer 503-646-0916
    Village Gallery 12505 NW Cornell Rd. #14 Portland
    4th Wed. of the month, 1:00 pm
  • Waterworks CG / SW Portland
    Dianne Pinney    503-299-4420
    Village Gallery 12505 NW Cornell Rd. #14 Portland
    2nd Monday, 1 to 3:30 pm, excluding July and August
  • Westside Artists CG / SW Portland (Westside Portland & Beaverton)
    Elizabeth Doolittle 503 292 6077
    Members homes once a month in the afternoon. Call for current info.

Area 2  Portland Eastside – Multnomah County

  • Splash CG (full)
    Ruth Armitage   503-723-6845
    Oregon City / South East Portland Area, members homes

Area 3 Washington County – Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin (excluding Portland addresses)

  • Fresh Eyes CG / Hillsboro
    Sue Ann Sekora   503-693-8688  sueanneseckora@gmail.com
    Active New Group  Email / Call for current meeting info.

Area 4 East Multnomah, East Clackamas, plus Hood and Wasco Counties

  • 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
    Yvonne Knoll 503-869-6410
    15505 SE Ten Eyck Rd, Sandy, OR
    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

Area 5 Clackamas County

  • Colorwheels (full)  (West Linn / Lake Oswego)
    Susan Lyslo*    503 557 8346   slyslo@comcast.net
    Kathie McEvers  541 887 2174    kathiemcevers@comcast.net
    Members homes
    2nd Thursday of the month,  afternoons @ 12:30 pm
  • Art Connection CG / Lake Oswego
    Diana Johnston 503 635 2916
    Stafford Boutique Retirement Center
    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
  • Another View CG/Lake Oswego
    Chris Stubbs 503-692-3341 crstubbs@onlinenw.com
    Stafford Retirement Center, 1200 Overlook Dr.
    3rd Thurs. 6:30 pm

Area 6 Marion and Polk Counties – Mid-Valley CG / Salem

  • Gerry Hart    503 364 6374  puggerhart@comcast.net
    First Christian Church, 685 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
    3rd Sat. of each month, (except December) at 10:00 a.m.

Area 7 Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties

  • Corvallis Art Guild (CAG) Multimedia CG
    Claudia Weintraub  541 602 6127
    Willamette Landing Club House, Corvallis
    1st  Tuesday of the month  3:00 pm

Area 8  Lane County (minus Florence)

  • Tigers Critique Group (Eugene/Springfield)
    Kathy Tiger 541344-1133
    1350 E. 25th, Eugene, OR
    3rd Wednesday of the month 11am – 1:00pm

Area 9  North and Central Coast – Astoria to Florence

  • None

Area 10 Douglas, Coos and Curry Counties, Roseburg, Coos Bay, Gold Beach and Brookings

  • Hundred Valleys CG / Roseburg
    J. Lynn Peterson* 541 957 9197 jlynnp@douglasfast.net
    Faith Lutheran Church
    Alternate Tuesdays,, 10:00 a.m.

Area 11 Central Oregon

  • Critique Meet CG / Bend
    Linda Shelton* 541-279-0007 linmshel@yahoo.com
    East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd, Ste. 170
    2nd Tuesday afternoon. 2:30 pm-4:30

Area 12 Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties

  • None

For updates, contact Margaret Godfrey:  education@watercolorsocietyoforegon.com

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