45th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
June 5, 2020 - July 21, 2020

45th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Awards and Exhibition


Stephen Quiller was the juror for the 45th Annual Western Federation Exhibition, hosted by the Idaho Watercolor Society on June 5th.  COVID-19 made hosting this exhibition a challenge for the organizers as they had to cancel all the activities for the Delegates and Associates who were coming from their 10 respective regional societies to attend the annual convention and planning meeting in Boise, ID.

More importantly, the virus robbed all of the artists who juried into this prestigious show of a chance to participate in an on-site reception and celebration with all of the award winners. Instead, enjoy Stephen Quiller’s comments as he awards the 21 winners with $10,000 worth of cash and merchandise prizes.  

Congratulations to the seven SAWG members for getting into the show and a special congrats to SAWG member Cheryl Weinfurtner who won a Silver Ingot Award for her painting, "Happy Hedgehog"!

Isapat Azimuth – Keyhole to Canyon de Chelly

Mary Bubla – Color in the Desert

Sue Emer – Lore From the Past

Dennis Garrison – The Smile

Loisanne Keller – Early Morning Light

Susan Morris – Car Show

Cheryl Weinfurtner – Happy Hedgehog - Silver Ingot Award