Annual WFWS

48th Western Federation of
Watercolor Societies Exhibition


WFWS48 Exhibition Schedule Hosted by SWS Dallas Tx 2022-2023

Oct 3, 2022                                               Call for Entries /Prospectus out to delegates

Jan 13, 2023 Entry Deadline to ArtCall

Feb. 3, 2023 Exhibition Juried by Mary Whyte

Feb 17, 2023 Art call results sent to all

Feb. 24, 2023 Delegate Lists, Images, Instructions Sent

 Mar. 3, 2023    Hospitality information sent to delegates

Mar.17, 2023 Accepted paintings due to Local delegates



  1. The artist must be a dues-paid, current member of one of the societies of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) and may enter through only ONE society.

WFWS Members: Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA), Colorado Watercolor Society (CWS), Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS), New Mexico Watercolor Society (NMWS), San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS), Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG),        Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS), Utah Watercolor Society (UWS), Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO), and        West Texas Watercolor Society (WTWS)

About WFWS

The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) was formed in 1976 by the New Mexico Watercolor Society and included nine other watercolor societies. The purpose was to make a large and prestigious watercolor exhibition available at low cost to members for small and often isolated watercolor groups.

Visit the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies’ website at for more information.

Today, the WFWS includes over 5,000 artists in ten regional watercolor societies and guilds. The WFWS encourages and recognizes artistic excellence and works to increase visibility of watercolor as an artistic medium through our annual juried exhibitions. The exhibitions are sponsored by WFWS and hosted by a regional member society. Delegates meet annually (usually at the current show) to conduct general business and discuss the next year’s plans.  Each society hosts the show on a rotating basis.