It is our sincere pleasure to inform you that your submission is among the 80 selected by our juror, Iain Stewart, to be included in the WSO Spring 2021 Fall Show. Our juror selected from 199 paintings submitted by 123 artists.

First Name

Last Name

Painting Title

Mark Adcock After the Storm
Jenny Armitage Night Plant
Dominique Bachelet Inferno
Sally Bills Bailey Desert Solitude
Bill Baily An Apple a Day
Jeannette Baker Cherry Blossoms
Betty Barss Partners II
Robin Becic Chinatown Memories
Linda Boutacoff Light in the Forest
Sarah Bouwsma Blue Shadows
John Bradley Play in the Spray
Helen Brown Thank a Teacher
Leslie Cheney-Parr Survivors – Spring Flood
Tara Choate OSIFS
Cathy Cramer Salt Creek in Death Valley
Kathryn Damon-Dawson Exquisite Focus
Evelyn Delgado Catch Me if You Can
Leslie Dugas Oceanside Mosaic
Patty Duncan Shadow Play
Maud Durland Wine Maker’s Home
Rene Eisenbart Nut Buster
Mary Elle Brooke
Joneile Emery Getting Along Swimmingly
Susan Escobar Summer Art Sale
Airi Foote Ascending
Winnie Givot Uncertain
Margaret Godfrey Egrets à la Art Nouveau
Angela Grainger Wetland Escape
Elizabeth Haberman Voices of Hope
Susan Hartson Memories
Christine Helton House of Sticks
Dianne Hicks Ladybug and the Bowl
Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass Napali Wave Curl
Judy Hoiness Loss Of Habitat, Loss Of Birds
Nancy Holzhauser Mountain Poetry
Marjorie Johnson Spring Splendor
Matt Johnson Dawn at Eagle Point Road
Yvonne Knoll The Big Pit
Ed Labadie Monuments Rising
Dianne Lay Lightning Rock
Sam Livingston Once Proud
Debbie Loyd Moonlight Magnolias
Kathie McEvers Gorgeous
Britt McNamee Summer Joy
Tracy Moad Storm’s A-Brewin’
Kristie Mooney Shanty in Paradise
Bonnie Moore Jubilee
Marcia Morrow Cattails
Diana Nadal Breakaway Hammering the Curve
Jacqueline Newbold Jewels of Summer
Judy Nigh Date Night
JoAnn Pari-Mueller Migration I
Sandra Pearce Cooling Off
Charlotte Peterson On the Rocks
Cindy Pitts Still Water Sunset
Mila Raphael Fruit Seller
Hazel Reeves Goat and Friend.jpg
Patricia Renner Goth Girls
Charles Roehrich Upstream From the Heron
Steve Rotherrt Remembering Hokkaido
Wayne Ruby The Path Less Traveled
Elizabeth Schilling Paradise
Rebecca Sentgeorge Flight
Linda Shelton Time Weaver
Kim E Smith I Heart Herons
Ginny Stevens Ibis Over Victoria Falls
Chris Stubbs Sheer Bliss
Sandra Takabayashi Gliding Over Glistening Fields
Betty Taylor Waiting
Victoria Tierney Eternity Is Now, So Relax
Kathy Tiger You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine
Bergen Todd Ashes to Ashes
Cindy Triplett Waterfall Magic
Beth Verheyden Pinnacle
Liz Walker Determination II
Harold Walkup Tangled Up
Alisha Whitman Dripping With Life
Elizabeth Zimmerman Spirit of the West

Forms for accepted artists.

How to Prepare Your Painting for WSO Competitions

Fall 2021 WSO Entry Label

Gallery Contract (Fall 2021)

2021 WSO Fall Accepted artists

Important Dates

September 28-29 (Tuesday and Wednesday): Shipped paintings must arrive by Wednesday, September 29 to be included in the exhibition.

September 30 (Thursday): Painting check-in: 10 AM-2 PM. Hand deliver to: Elsinore Gallery, 444 Ferry St. SE, Salem, 97301

Because of COVID protocols, you will need to sign up for a time spot to drop off your painting. Find the Google doc here.

October 1- October 30 Exhibition hangs at Elsinore Gallery

October 30 (Saturday) PAINTING PICK UP 10 AM to 2 PM. Elsinore Gallery, 444 Ferry St. SE, Salem, 97301

Serendipity in Salem Goes Virtual

Well, here we go again, wonderful WSO’s members. We have made the decision to move to yet another virtual convention. We are excited to share with you some very fun and creative ways that we are putting together an amazing virtual time that you won’t want to miss. We are so looking forward to seeing all of you on the screen and wanted to give you a heads up that details will be coming in a day or two.

Our talented Juror Iain Stewart is looking forward to working virtually with us and in fact has an amazing studio set up to enable him to give us the best demo, the best critique sessions, and the best workshop that we’ve been able to offer so far. We are so thrilled to be able to be working with him and share this amazing artist with you.

We are still moving forward with the live art show at the gallery so painting check-in will be the same as our last two conventions. And, we have some fun surprises in store for you at our virtual business meeting.

Those of you who have already registered for the convention will be getting a personal call to let you know your options and if you would like a refund or apply it to other events.

Anji Grainger,
WSO President

Fall Convention Registration – Virtual Instructions

Convention Registration is online for several weeks, ending about two (2) weeks before the convention week. Members receive an email with the link to the registration site the day before registration opens. If you do not receive an email, you can get a link by contacting the registration team at

Registration begins August 24 beginning at 8 am. Registration closes on September 11.

All supply lists can be found here.

Virtual “Serendipity” Schedule

October 1-31

Elsinore Gallery – Exhibition (remains in person, with awards posted Saturday, October 2.) Voting for People’s Choice will be online.

Saturday, October 2

10:00am-11:30pm – Juror’s Critique 1 with Ian Stewart
Iain Stewart, our Juror and Workshop Instructor, will critique twenty images of watercolor paintings by WSO members. This is an opportunity for input from a nationally known artist.

1:00-2:30 pm – Juror’s Critique 2 with Ian Stewart
Iain Stewart, our Juror and Workshop Instructor, will critique twenty images of watercolor paintings by WSO members. This is an opportunity for input from a nationally known artist.

Sunday, October 3

9-11:00 am (Zoom) – WSO Membership Business Meeting with Anji Grainger, President
Come learn what’s happening with WSO! Your attendance is important – we will be voting on a new slate of officers, and our 2022 Budget. Be on time to get a raffle ticket for door prizes!

11 am-1:00 pm (Zoom) – Juror Lecture & Demo with Iain Stewart
Join Juror Iain Stewart as he shares wisdom and creative insights into his unique style of painting in watercolor.

October 4-6

Ian Stewart Workshop – Grab your spot for Iain’s 3 day abbreviated workshop, “Painting Land, Sea, and Sky in Watercolor.” Only 24 spots available and Iain has a waiting list of his own students who would like to attend. We are giving our members a head start this first week only, so don’t delay!

2021 Fall Convention

Zsuzsanna Vamos, Conventions Director
Beth Schilling, Marcia Morrow & Loisann Young, 2021 Fall Convention Co-chairs

The 2021 Fall Convention is just around the corner. We are striving to make your convention as exciting and informative as possible for everyone to enjoy our passion for painting. The Convention Center in Salem is our destination for the 2021 Fall Convention, and whatever your interests are, you’ll be able to see and do a lot!

The famous Grand Hotel is right next to the Convention Center and it houses the wonderful Bentley’s Restaurant. There are also a number of other welcoming and affordable hotels in the vicinity of the Convention Center.

Our Exhibition of 80 selected paintings will be displayed at the Elsinore Framing and Fine Art Gallery (444 Ferry St SE, Salem, OR.) The gallery is an easy walk, just one block away from the Convention Center. The gallery features 4,000 sq ft of display and framing space to showcase our winning paintings.

Our eight Breakout Sessions will be presented by twelve of our renowned members sharing their knowledge and expertise to all who participate. The sessions fill up quickly, so once registration opens, you need to sign up soon.

Our Juror

Iain Stewart has worked in watercolor since he was a child and has been a professional for 24 years. He has received numerous international awards. One of his most recent is an award in the 2019 AWS show. Additionally, he was one of the jurors of selection for the American Watercolor Society’s 2021 exhibition. Mr. Stewart’s current focus is his personal journey as an artist; seeing where painting for painting’s sake takes him. He carries this passion into his workshops to help individuals develop as artists and follow their own path.

Our weekend will begin October 1, 2021, so mark your calendars and be prepared to relax, learn, and enjoy yourselves at our Fall Convention!