Merit Awards

Each painting accepted into a juried WSO Show earns Merit Points. When a member has accumulated ten points, they receive the Bronze Award and Signature Status. After that, members will continue to accumulate points, working toward Silver, Gold, Plantinum, Diamond, and Celestial awards.

Level Merit Points
Celestial Award 100+ points
Comet Award 75-99 points
Diamond Award 50-74 points
Platinum Award 25-49 points
Gold Award 20-24 points
Silver Award 15-19 points
Bronze Award (and signature status) 10-14 points

Print a copy of the Merit Award Worksheet and keep track of your points. When you have earned 10 points, send the form to the Merit Award Chairperson. After you’ve tracked your first ten points, WSO will keep track of all future points.

Start now and keep a list of the WSO exhibitions you have been accepted in and the awards received. Even if you are a new member and are just beginning to enter shows, start now! It is surprising how quickly time passes. You will want to have that information!

Merit Awards receive recognition at conventions, and as you climb the levels, there are logo pins to be gained. For example, at 25 points, members will receive a beautiful silver pin and at 50 points, a gold pin.

How the Merit Award Point System Works

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. Beginning with the spring 2009, 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.

WSO Merit Awards

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There are currently 161 names in this directory
Alexander, Marlene
Platinum Award - 43 points
Allen, Tom
Celestial Award - 114 points
Armitage, Jenny
Platinum Award - 30 points
Armitage, Ruth
Diamond Award - 71 points
Bailey, Bill
Diamond Award - 61 points
Barnett, Carol
Gold Award - 23 points
Barss, Betty
Gold Award - 21 points
Bennet, Sue
Platinum Award - 42 points
Berg, Maria
Platinum Award - 30 points
Bills Bailey, Sally
Diamond Award - 64 points
Blaisdell, Suzi
Gold Award - 22 points
Boutacoff, Linda
Platinum Award - 42 points
Bouwsma, Sarah
Comet Award - 76 points
Bradley, John
Platinum Award - 41 points
Brown, Helen
Platinum Award - 43 points
Brown, Jacque
Gold Award - 23 points
Brussat, Charlene
Platinum Award - 45 points
Buck, Kathleen
Silver Award - 17 points
Burgess, Mary
Gold Award - 23 points
Calvin, Mary
Bronze Award - 10 points
Cameron, Patrice
Bronze Award - 13 points
Cedergreen, Connie
Bronze Award - 13 points
Chen, Jennie
Silver Award - 16 points
Cheney-Parr, Leslie
Diamond Award - 61 points
Choate, Tara
Bronze Award - 10 points
Clark, Carolee
Gold Award - 20 points
Clouse, Marilyn
Bronze Award - 14 points
Cooper, Vicki
Bronze Award - 12 points
Cox, Pauline
Bronze Award - 14 points
Cramer, Cathy
Bronze Award - 11 points
Damon-Dawson, Kathryn
Platinum Award - 30 points
Doolittle, Elizabeth
Silver Award - 17 points
Dugas, Leslie
Bronze Award - 11 points
Durland, Maud
Platinum Award - 36 points
Eisenbart, Rene
Platinum Award - 38 points
Elle, Mary
Gold Award - 20 points
Ellen Otten, Mary
Platinum Award - 33 points
Emery, Joneile
Platinum Award - 27 points
Enman, Lois
Platinum Award - 26 points
Escobar, Susan
Bronze Award - 11 points
Eshoo, Barbara
Silver Award - 17 points
Eyer, Alexander
Platinum Award - 31 points
Fielding, Hyon
Bronze Award - 12 points
Fields, Irene
Gold Award - 24 points
Finlayson, Mark
Platinum Award - 25 points
Floyd, Shirley
Bronze Award - 12 points
Foote, Airi
Platinum Award - 43 points
Frank, Dee
Comet Award - 95 points
Fritz, Evelyn
Gold Award - 23 points
Gabehart, Ellen
Platinum Award - 31 points
Gale, Jean
Silver Award - 16 points
Givot, Winnie
Platinum Award - 32 points
Godfrey, Margaret
Platinum Award - 36 points
Grainger, Anji
Platinum Award - 25 points
Greenbaum, Susan
Silver Award - 18 points
Groff, Vernon
Gold Award - 24 points
Hall, Lane
Diamond Award - 53 points
Hamilton, Dodie
Platinum Award - 25 points
Hart, Gerry
Bronze Award - 12 points
Heideman, Mae
Silver Award - 15 points
Heinson, Elizabeth
Silver Award - 16 points
Helton, Chris
Gold Award - 23 points
Herr, Bernie
Platinum Award - 33 points
Hickock Schubert, Ruth
Silver Award - 16 points
Hoffman Snodgrass, Lynda
Platinum Award - 46 points
Hoines, Judy
Celestial Award - 176 points
Holloway, Cynthia
Gold Award - 24 points
Holt, Janet
Platinum Award - 35 points
Honey, Kathryn
Silver Award - 18 points
James, Amanda
Silver Award - 17 points
Jarvis, Donna
Bronze Award - 13 points
Johnson, Marjorie
Platinum Award - 25 points
Karp, Nancy
Platinum Award - 26 points
Kinch, Marjorie
Gold Award - 23 points
Kreamer, Karen
Bronze Award - 12 points
Kropp, Helen
Bronze Award - 11 points
Larson, Lois
Platinum Award - 28 points
Leek, Doyle
Platinum Award - 31 points
Lindstedt, Doreen
Diamond Award - 52 points
Locati, Dyanne
Platinum Award - 29 points
Locke, Gina
Bronze Award - 14 points
Louise, Daneal
Bronze Award - 12 points
Loyd, Debbie
Bronze Award - 12 points
Ludeman, Steve
Bronze Award - 12 points
Mais, Kari
Bronze Award - 12 points
Marble, Debbie
Platinum Award - 29 points
Maslen, John
Diamond Award - 66 points
Mastellos Morris, Anna
Bronze Award - 12 points
McCormack, Geoffrey
Diamond Award - 58 points
McEvers, Kathie
Bronze Award - 11 points
McKinnon, Susan
Diamond Award - 61 points
McNamee, Britt
Platinum Award - 25 points
Meyer, Phyllis
Diamond Award - 59 points
Miller, Jean B.
Silver Award - 15 points
Miller, Jeannine
Silver Award - 18 points
Miller, Linda M.
Gold Award - 23 points
Miller, Linda Marie
Silver Award - 15 points
Mintkeski, Vicki
Platinum Award - 37 points
Moore, Dorothy
Bronze Award - 10 points
Morris, Judy
Comet Award - 84 points
Nadal, Diana
Bronze Award - 14 points
Neerhout, Margaret
Diamond Award - 62 points
Newbold, Jacqueline
Bronze Award - 14 points
Nigh, Judy
Gold Award - 20 points
Nye, Linda
Silver Award - 15 points
O'Brien, Marilyn T.
Silver Award - 15 points
O'Shea, Stephen
Silver Award - 16 points
Pallay, Murial
Diamond Award - 73 points
Pappas, Vinta
Bronze Award - 13 points
Pari-Mueller, JoAnn
Bronze Award - 13 points
Pauletto, Mary Ann
Bronze Award - 10 points
Pearce, Sandra
Silver Award - 15 points
Pederson, Wynn
Gold Award - 21 points
Peterson, Charlotte
Diamond Award - 68 points
Pilcher, Kara
Diamond Award - 62 points
Putnam, Carol
Silver Award - 19 points
Quigley, Richard
Bronze Award - 11 points
Raphael, Mila
Platinum Award - 33 points
Reeves, Hazel
Bronze Award - 11 points
Renner, Pat
Platinum Award - 35 points
Ribal, Delores
Diamond Award - 70 points
Robinson, Charlene
Bronze Award - 14 points
Rollins, Mary
Platinum Award - 35 points
Ross, Fran
Gold Award - 20 points
Rostad, Kemper
Platinum Award - 48 points
Rothert, Steve
Gold Award - 21 points
San Soucie, Pat
Platinum Award - 45 points
Sands, Carol
Platinum Award - 25 points
Schmidt, Patricia
Platinum Award - 45 points
Schwader, Sally
Platinum Award - 41 points
Scot, Paul
Platinum Award - 28 points
Shelton, Linda
Bronze Award - 12 points
Shirley, Julie
Gold Award - 20 points
Simmons, Florence
Bronze Award - 13 points
Smith, Kim
Diamond Award - 57 points
Smith, Sunny
Platinum Award - 43 points
Spears, Susan
Platinum Award - 34 points
Staat, Katherine
Platinum Award - 33 points
Stermer Cox, Margaret
Silver Award - 16 points
Stubbs, Chris
Comet Award - 94 points
Tarbox Crone, LaVonne
Comet Award - 77 points
Taylor, Lynne
Platinum Award - 32 points
Terhark, Linda
Platinum Award - 28 points
Tetamore, Alice
Silver Award - 16 points
Thorp, M. Michele
Bronze Award - 12 points
Tierney, Victoria
Gold Award - 20 points
Tiger, Kathy
Platinum Award - 49 points
Tyvol, Blenda
Silver Award - 18 points
Ulrich, Bruce
Platinum Award - 35 points
Van Voast, Dick
Gold Award - 21 points
Vaught, Ted
Comet Award - 98 points
Verheyden, Beth
Diamond Award - 52 points
Walker, Liz
Platinum Award - 47 points
Walkup, Harold
Celestial Award - 115 points
Weigandt, Judi
Platinum Award - 31 points
Williams, Roxanne
Silver Award - 17 points
Wolf, Horst
Bronze Award - 13 points
Wood, Sandra
Platinum Award - 29 points
Yates, Carol
Bronze Award - 14 points
York, Diane
Bronze Award - 10 points
Young, Irene
Platinum Award - 27 points

Points updated 4/19/2022.