Western Fed in 2018

We are pleased to be part of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) and are excited that our Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild will be hosting the WFWS 43rd Exhibit here in Tucson May-June 2018. This opportunity rotates among the 11 watercolor societies in the WFWS and we’ll be welcoming delegates, workshop participants, as well as the participating artists and guests from the nine western-state region who are selected by our prestigious exhibit juror and workshop artist Ted Nuttall.   

This is a wonderful opportunity to display 100 of the very best original watercolor paintings from across the west, in our own gallery. We are putting on all the finishing touches and getting ready to welcome our guests and appreciate every member’s contributions. Thank you to our wonderful Sponsors listed at the bottom of this page.

This is what we have planned:

  • April 25 to 28 – Frame and hang all 100 paintings for exhibit                                       
  • April 29 – Juror Ted Nuttall arrives, views original art work and juries for awards     
  • April 30 to May 4 – Ted Nuttall Workshop – 4 full days at Radisson hotel
  • May 1 – Ted Nuttall – Presentation at Mountain Oyster Club to FoWA Members     
  • May 3 – Delegates and guests arrive & check in. Delegate Welcome Dinner at Mountain Oyster Club                                      
  • May 4 – WFWS43 Delegate Business Meeting. San Diego Watercolor Society presentation for WFWS 44 in 2019. Arizona Sonora Desert Museum activity and Private tour of Ironwood Gallery, Baldwin Building & Art Institute. Artist Dinner 6:30 Green Room at Baldwin Building/Art Institute   
  • May 5 –  WFWS43 Society Networking Meeting. Private Gala for Delegates at Maderas Gallery. Private Gala at the SAWG Gallery. WFWS guests only please. (SAWG will have their show opening on May 14th)
  • May 5 – Awards Dinner 6:30 – 9:30 at the Best Western Airport                       
  • May 6 – Most artists & delegates return home, others stay and vacation                 
  • June 24 – WFWS43 Exhibit comes down from gallery                                                        
  • June 25 to 29 – WFWS43 Paintings are unframed and returned to Societies
  • June 30 – Frames are made available to SAWG artists for purchase

There are still ways for you to be involved, you can help by being a docent at the gallery. Contact Sherry Matlack by email at smatlack25@gmail.com to make sure you don’t miss your chance to be a part of this big event. 

Or you can donate to Western Fed today!

WFWS 43 Donors & Sponsors

Arizona Art Supply
Blick Art Materials
Creative Catalyst
Dr. Ph Martin Art Supplies
Escoda
Golden Artist Colors
Holbein Artist Materials
Posners
Sakura
Sarnoff’s Artist’s Materials
Visit Tucson
Joie Adams
Margaret Erath
Ellen Fountain Studio
Eledel Giddings
Marguerite Harr
Monica Hart
Beverly Heasley
Sue Hildreth
Nancy Holmberg
Nancy Huber
Gretchen Huff
Robert & Helen Jennette
Janet Johnson
B. J. Kass
Loisanne Keller
Dennis & Linda Landry
Susan Libby
Fiona Lovelock
Robert Luedtke
Diana Madaras Gallery
Del Marinello
Susan Morris
Diana McBroom
Lois McDonald
Carol McManus
Fran McNeely

 

Judy Nakari
Bonnie Nelson
Anita Pinkerton
Marty Plevel
Marianne Poston
Judith Probst
Karen Richard
Frank Rose
Sarah Schmerl
Nyla Schwartz
Carolyn Streed
Kay Sullivan
Tom & Deanna Thibault
Sharon Tice
Ruth Tone
Lisa Walter
Marti White
Students of Larry Wollam

 

 

 

 

Arizona Art Supply
Blick Art Materials
Creative Catalyst
Dr. Ph Martin Art Supplies
Escoda
Golden Artist Colors
Holbein Artist Materials
Posners
Sakura
Sarnoff’s Artist’s Materials
Visit Tucson
Joie Adams
Romy Angle
Judith Billings
Jerry Bishop
Barbara Borgwardt
Valerie Castor
Carol Chambers
Betsy Conrad
Anna Don
Gisela Duarte
Margaret Erath
Ellen Fountain Studio
Eledel Giddings
Marguerite Harr
Monica Hart
Beverly Heasley
Sue Hildreth
Nancy Holmberg
Nancy Huber
Gretchen Huff
Robert & Helen Jennette
Janet Johnson
B. J. Kass
Loisanne Keller
Dennis & Linda Landry
Susan Libby
Fiona Lovelock
Robert Luedtke
Diana Madaras Gallery
Del Marinello
Susan Morris
Diana McBroom
Lois McDonald
Carol McManus
Fran McNeely
Judy Nakari
Bonnie Nelson
Anita Pinkerton
Marty Plevel
Marianne Poston
Judith Probst
Karen Richard
Frank Rose
Sarah Schmerl
Nyla Schwartz
Carolyn Streed
Kay Sullivan
Tom & Deanna Thibault
Sharon Tice
Ruth Tone
Lisa Walter
Marti White
Students of Larry Wollam