Welcome 2019!

Western Ohio Watercolor Society members I am very excited to share what our board has in store for you this year. Working on our calendar, we are very excited to announce that March 19, 2019, our demo artist is Greg Barnes. Greg was featured in Plein Air Magazine Dec/Jan 2019 issue and is a nationally known watercolor, pastel and oil artists. He will be featuring a mixed media demo. Then afterwards a workshop.

April 16, 2019 meeting will feature Suzanne Accetta demo on figurative painting. Suzanne is very involved with Ohio Watercolor Society (OWS) and has placed in many national shows. Suzanne also teaches classes in Columbus, Ohio.

We are currently working on the fall schedule and will provide you with an update at our meetings. To date, there is a deadline of February 27, 2019 form the Springfield Museum of Art for an annual watercolor show. This is right in our back yard. We have a show scheduled in 2020 with the museum. See the website for details.

We are looking forward to a great year filled with exhibits, shows, demos and workshops. Looking forward to seeing you in March.


Robine Wright


Our WOWS member, Aileen Cave reached signature status in the Ohio Watercolor Society. Way to go Aileen! 

WOWS 2018 Urban Dayton show:

Many of our WOWS members signed up to be part of the Urban Dayton show at the new Dayton Library in downtown Dayton, OH. Beautiful paintings were displayed on the walls of the second floor of the newly built library. Artists were asked to paint historic areas in Dayton and then show their work to all visiting the library. The show ran the entire month of August


Congratulations to our WOWS members that placed at the 2018 Juried Art Exhibition at the Miamisburg Gallery. Those members are: Elizabeth Martin for 1st place for her painting; Shirlee Bauer and Connie Gifford received Honorable Mention for their paintings.

Hello WOWS Members,
Our next meeting for WOWS will be held on September 17, 2019 with our demo artists, Leonard Williams. You don't want to miss this demo!

Remember WOWS membership year begins now and is $30 before May 1, 2019 and after that day the membership is $35. If you want to get the discount, please have your dues in before the deadline.

Yuki Hall has been accepted into the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Her painting, “Charleston Rain” was accepted into the 2019 show. This is the 3rd time one of her paintings was accepted into TWSA and this summer she will travel to Kenosha, WI to accept her signature membership. Way to go Yuki! Please take time to congratulate Yuki Hall on this major art accomplishment.

Rose Schultz, has an exhibit of her artwork on display in the Centerville Art Gallery which is located in the lobby of the Centerville Police Headquarters, 155 W Spring Valley Road, Centerville, OH. The artwork is on display through the month of April and may be viewed at the gallery anytime. The area where the gallery is located inside the police department is open 24-hours a day. Please try to stop by and view her beautiful artwork. Show is up the month of April 2019.


Rhonda Sloan is having an art show from April 14-May 5 at the Buckeye Lodge in Springfield, Ohio 126 W High St, Springfield, OH 45502.
And Rhonda has another show slated at the Champaign County Arts Council 119 Miami Street, Urbana, OH 43078. On August 11 - September 8th. 
The Opening Reception will be held Friday, August 16th from 6-8 pm

Monday Morning Artists; An Art Exhibit; First Presbyterian Church, Yellow Springs, OH
March 11-April 30, 2019. Several of our WOWS members have paintings on display at this exhibit. The show is open from Monday – Friday, 9:00 am till Noon or Sundays during normal hours. Everyone is invited to stop by and see this beautiful art show.

Open Community Art Show Birds & Bees & Insects: Pollinators and Awareness of Beneficial Insects
Applications and artwork are due by May 11 or 12, 2019 (The show will be hung May 15, 2019). The location: Village Artisans 100 Corry St. Yellow Springs, OH 45387. If you need more information, please call: (937) 767-1209  

 Remember, we would like to recognize your accomplishments with our members. If you have an art show or have won an award, please submit you information so we can share it with everyone. 

From the President

​​Western Ohio Watercolor Society