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Western Fed 2019 selection results announced


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

The CWS pieces not included in this highly competitive installment of the Western Fed were well worth showing and seeing, so we hope we will be able to enjoy them in upcoming CWS exhibits.



44th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
May 1st – May 31st, 2019
Sponsored by the San Diego Watercolor Society

Juror: Kathleen Conover AWS NWS ISEA TWSA


Key Dates for Artists:

Mon. Nov. 12, 2018 - Digital images, signed entry form & entry fee due to your society delegate
Mon. Jan. 14, 2019 - Acceptance notices emailed to your society delegate
Mon. Feb. 4, 2019 - Matted paintings, one page bio, & handling fee due to your society delegate
Sun. Mar. 10, 2019 morning - Jury day at SDWS
Mon. Mar. 11-15, 2019 - Kathleen Conover workshop, 9:00 to 3:30 daily
Fri. April 5, 2019 - Deadline to register for hotel and hospitality events
Wed. May 1, 2019 - Exhibition opens to the Public at 10 am
Sat. May 4, 2019 - Awards dinner 5:30 pm, hotel ballroom (Courtyard by Marriott, SD Old Town)
Fri. May 31, 2019 – Exhibition closes.



To view or download the PROSPECTUS, CLICK HERE.


To register online, CLICK HERE.


File of presentation with tips for Western Fed entries: CLICK HERE.


CWS Delegate: Marcio Correa

CWS Alternate: Carol Newsom





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