Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS)

To ALL WSO Active members:

Now is the time to be creating a painting for Western Fed’s annual show. This year it will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The juror will be Iain Stewart—so we all have a head start on his thinking process as he juries!

Please note the dates for submission! It is open until January 10, 2022, on ArtCall. Please watch the tutorial and then check out the prospectus.

This year varnished paintings will be allowed.  Be sure to read the instructions on the prospectus if you want to submit a varnished painting.

Any questions, let me know.

Chris Stubbs, WFWS Delegate

WFWS 47 Exhibition – Call for Entries

Hosted by New Mexico Watercolor Society

May 6 – June 5, 2022

Juror and workshop leader: Iain Stewart

Online registration for Exhibition starts October 1, 2021

Deadline for entries is January 10, 2022

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies WFWS annual exhibition is a regional show, open to water media artists who are members of one of the WFWS Component Societies.

The workshop is scheduled for May 3-7, 2022.

The prospectus and entry registration is available at: https://wfws47exhibition.artcall.org/

You can also view the prospectus on the NMWS website at https://www.nmwatercolorsociety.org/event-4484509

$30 for one entry; $40 for two entries; $50 for three entries. Only one painting may be selected, and must be for sale (25% processing fee deducted from each sale).

For the first time this WFWS exhibition will allow an alternative presentation of varnished finish and mat (no plexiglass).


  • Best of Show $1500
  • First Place $1200
  • Second Place $ 900
  • Third Place $ 600
  • 6 Cash Awards totaling $1900
  • Plus Many Merchandise Awards