IMPORTANT UPDATE: WOWS will continue to meet the third Tuesday as normal but with the time change of afternoons, (doors open at 12:30 pm, announcements and demo at 1:00 pm) inside the Fairborn Art Association art gallery located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio 45324. 

Note: The meeting location will change on June 20, 2023. We will continue to meet at our current location for the last meeting on May 16,2023. 

From the President

WOWS Annual Dues for 2023 is being accepted now and is due on or before May 31, 2023.
Dues are $25.00/year ($10.00 for students).
Renewal form is on the WOWS Website:
Please download and complete the form and send form with payment to Treasurer Sue Konek

Note, the new Roster states that dues at $30.00/year- it is actually only $25.

​​Western Ohio Watercolor Society

 Several of our members won awards at the 2023 Fairborn Art Association members show. Second Place: Shirlee Bauer- Here Come the Kids; Honorable Mention: Mary Jo White- Sunflowers; Honorable Mention: Tessa Kalman- Cheetah Bros; Honorable Mention: Jan Lendino- Lavender Profusion

Tessa Kalman: Tessa just received notification that her painting “Rain in the Heartland” has been accepted into Rosewood’s  “The View” show. 
 And Tessa attended a 3-day watercolor workshop in Michigan with internationally-recognized landscape painter Andy  Evansen and shared this photo of her  workshop paintings. 

OWS NEWS: Congratulations to several of our WOWS members for being accepted into the 2023 Ohio Watercolor Society Show. They are: Aileen Cave, Jeanette B Ferguson, Yuki Hall, and Donna Pierce-Clark. Way to go!

Libby Rudolf will have a solo art show of her watercolors “Libby Rudolf: Woods and Water” at the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs from May 9 - July 2, 2023.
Please come to the Artist Reception on Sunday, May 21, 4-6pm!  You may also see the show while dining at the Winds or just come respectfully stroll around when it’s open.  They are open for dinner T-Sat and lunch Friday and Saturdays.  Libby will join you if she is available when you come to visit.

 May 2023
President's Message

Last night I took a stroll through my backyard and noticed several of the iris flowers were in bloom, and others were budding. The lilac bushes are heavy with the rich colors of lavender and purples; not to mention the sweet aroma of this wonderful flower. Springtime in Ohio is a favorite time of year to be outside enjoying the beauty. 

May is a busy time of the year for many of us with upcoming art shows, graduations to attend, family gatherings, and all the other events in our life.
It can be a challenge to to carve out time to paint and work on ideas. I'm an early morning person and I find the quiet of the morning is the best time to think about my art. Sometimes, I don't get to paint until late afternoon. Yet, I do try to set aside a time for art and hope you can do the same.

As a little reminder, the Miamisburg show is coming up fast, so keep your brushes wet and moving on those beautiful watercolors for this show. 

Thanks- God bless and take care, 
Connie S. Gifford

“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” – Claude Monet. “