1st Place painting, " Adkins' Acres" by Rhonda Sloan; 2nd Place painting, "What's in a Name?" by Dan Knepper; 3rd Place painting, "Monterey Harbor IL" by Yuki Hall; Honorable Mention, "Milkweed Explosion" by Shirlee Bauer; Honorable Mention, "View from The Rock" by Connie Gifford;  Honorable Mention, "Miller Knox Park" by Sara Kahn; James Investment Research Inc. Select Merit Award, "Dance Away" by Shirlee Bauer; McGregor Merit Award, "Alone with my Creator", by Marcella Roe.

From the President



We just received word yesterday that 9 members from WOWS had their painting accepted into Ohio Watercolor Society 40th Annual Juried Exhibition, Watercolor Ohio 2017. There were 265 entries submitted by 165 artists and juror, Mary Whyte, accepted 77 works. 

Congratulations to: Shirlee Bauer, Aileen Cave, Donna Pierce Clark, Billie Dickson, Connie Gifford, Yuki Hall, Diana Hoke, Rose Schultz, and Robine Wright.

The exhibition opens on June 30th at the Columbus Museum of Art. Congratulations to these artists!

WOWS Members Dues
You have until the end of the month of April to take advantage of the $5 discount for dues.  After May 1st, membership dues go back to their regular $35, so you might want to take care of the 2017-2018 dues at our meeting on Tuesday.

 “It’s Sign Up Time" for all the events through until the fall September meeting. You don’t want to miss out our these wonderful WOWS events. Don’t delay, signup sheet will be available at the April 18, 2017 meeting. Please go to the Program page to review all the exciting things happening for WOWS!

Western Ohio Watercolor Society is excited to be back at Springfield Museum of Art with our Annual Member Show "Waterworks".  The show scheduled from March 4, 2017 through September 24, 2017.  WOWS artwork will be in show through the two largest member events of the year...Black and White and Artball.  What an exciting time to be a WOWS member.   

Waterworks Show 2017

News​ about our members

Robine Wright

Several of our WOWS members had paintings in the Ohio Watercolor Society 39th Annual Exhibition at the Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. WOWS member Shirley Harbaugh received OWS signature membership. Fredrix Art Canvas Co. Award went to Leonard Williams, OWS, “Boulder River Sunset" and the United Art and Education award went to Elizabeth Martin, OWS, “Arrangement”

Western Ohio Watercolor Society