The Colorado Watercolor Society is an organization dedicated to upholding the highest standards and principles of art and to promote, encourage, educate and foster an interest in fine art in all media, especially watercolor.

Click HERE to view a file with tips on how to prepare to enter a Western Fed show. The file was prepared at the time of WFWS43, therefore the specific examples, but the general approach applies.

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies  Exhibition 2020. Click HERE to Register

45th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
June 5, 2020 - July 26, 2020 
Sponsored by the Idaho Watercolor Society

Juror: Stephen Quiller AWS NWS NSPCA RMNW WW

Key Dates for Artists:

Fri. Jan. 10, 2020:    Entry form, digital images & entry fee are due to your local delegate

Mon. Feb. 24, 2020: Acceptance notices sent to delegates and artists

Tue. Mar. 24, 2020:  Accepted paintings due to local delegate

Fri. Jun 5, 2020:       Exhibition opens

Sat. Jun. 6, 2020:     Awards banquet and opening reception

Sun. Jul. 26, 2020:   Exhibition closes.

To view or download the PROSPECTUSCLICK HERE.

CWS Delegate: Marcio Correa

CWS Alternate: Carol Newsom


44th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition

Juror Kathleen Conover has completed the selections of 112 paintings from over 950 entries for WFWS44 in San Diego. Notifications have been sent to all selected and declined artists.

We at CWS are proud to have send entries of such quality and varied styles this year, and thrilled that eight of our artists have been selected for the exhibition. The CWS selected pieces are listed below, please join us in congratulating

  • Steve Ekblad with Trees and Shadows
  • Randy Hale with Early Start
  • Kathleen Lanzoni with Invitation
  • Pam McLaughlin with Morning Sun
  • Lynn Nebergall with In the Soup
  • Carol Pitts with A Man and His Vacation
  • Beatrice Trautman with Guanajuato Alley
  • Anita Winter with Simple Times

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