The Watercolour Society of WA is an internationally recognised society that is committed to the world-wide promotion of the watercolour medium. The first object of the Society’s Constitution is:

“To promote public interest in watercolours and to advance the knowledge of members in watercolour painting”

The Society is well aware of its responsibility to promote watercolour therefore its members need to have reached a sufficiently advanced level of expertise and understanding of this challenging and much-loved medium. To achieve this, we have a selection process which is as follows:

We require applicants to bring five watercolour paintings to a general meeting, at least two of which need to be framed to exhibition standard, the remaining three need to have a mount and be covered in cellophane or transparent plastic. The standard is high, so we recommend you select your very best works which illustrate your understanding of the medium, technical ability and artistic merit. Pen and wash and gouache are acceptable but not mixed media – we have a saying “Watercolour should be the hero of your work”. If you would like to discuss your submission with an experienced member, please let me know.

Your paintings are displayed anonymously to the members present who are encouraged to consider your creativity, composition, tonal value, use of colour, drawing skill, perspective and brushwork.

To become a member, a 60% vote for acceptance by the members present is required. Those gaining between 50% and 59% will be awarded associate membership. Associate members enjoy the same privileges as full members but are unable to vote in ballots and are limited to exhibiting one pre-approved painting at our Annual Awards Exhibition. They are encouraged to re-submit paintings for full membership as soon as they feel confident to do so.

We encourage you to visit our gallery pages and spend some time looking at the biographies and paintings of our current members which will give you an idea of the standard required.

Should you not be selected for membership the first time, please do not be discouraged. As soon as you feel you have a suitable selection of paintings, we would welcome your resubmission.

We look forward to receiving your application.  Please contact me by phone on 92714573 or by email at merediths45@hotmail.com  to arrange a meeting date for you to present your paintings.

Current WatercoloursWA Committee

PRESIDENT: Susan Payne payne.susan@gmail.com
VICE PRESIDENT: Jane Zandi janezandiwatercolours@gmail.com
SECRETARY DUTIES:    
MINUTES SECRETARY: Cass Gartner cgartner@iinet.net.au
TREASURER: Pam Lockwood pam.lockwood@iinet.net.au
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Sue Bass suebass@hotmail.com.au
WEBSITE MANAGER: Debbie Ey webwswa@gmail.com
INSTAGRAM PAGE: Jane Li janeli399@yahoo.com.au
FACEBOOK PAGE: Valentina Voigt vvoigt@lei.org.au
MEMBERSHIP LIST: Marion power maripo58@bigpond.com
SPONSORSHIPS: Jan Pittman rothiemay@harboursat.com.au
AAE HANGING/SPECIAL EVENTS Penny Maddison pmaddison@iinet.net.au
COMMITTEE MEMBER: Gerri Box boxgeraldine@gmail.com
COMMITTEE MEMBER: Jennifer Hughes rawsienna@westnet.com.au

 

Fellowship of the Watercolour Society of WA (FWSWA)

In 2015, the Society decided to acknowledge excellence in watercolour painting by awarding a Fellowship of the Society to those members who accumulate 8 points from awards at the Annual Awards Exhibition as follows:

The Overall Winner Award          3 points

Each Category Winner                  2 points

Highly Commended and
The People’s Choice Award          1 point

Points accrued for current members were retrospective from the start of the Society

2015

Stephanie Boyle

Pam Eddy

Penny Maddison

Lucy Papalia

Philomena Yong Too

Robertson, Sandy

2016

Cass Gartner

2017

Pam Lockwood

2018

Renata Wright

Susan Payne

2019

Catherine Kelly

2020

Sue Hibbert

Jude Scott

Updated 2 November 2022

ACHINO, Natalia FARRELL, Fiyona LANE, Yvonne ROBERTSON, Sandy
ALEXANDER, Gordon FISHER, Jill LANE, John SANDERSON, Jenny
ALLEN, Peter FITZPATRICK, Derrick LEAHY, Tamayo SARSFIELD, Jayne
ARUNDALE, Jo-Ann FURLONG, Karen LI, Jane   SCOTT, Jude
AUSTIN, Penelope GALL, Val LIDDICOAT, Sue SCULL, Meredith
BADDELEY, Peter GALLO, Kim LIN, Nadia SHATTOCK, Kama
BALA, Suba GARDNER, Lorraine LOCKWOOD, Pam SHAVE, Dana
BASS, Sue GARTNER, Cass MADDISON, Penny SMITH, Noeleen
BENNETT, June GILL, Pauline MARIREA, Arlene SPENCER, Helena
BOX, Geraldine GODDARD, Maureen MARMION, Verena STEINBERG, Jan
BOYLE, Stephanie GREAVES, Layney MARSHALL, Dympna SULLIVAN, June
BRADFORD-SEELEY, Meg GREEN, Allison MARTIN, Jon SZE, Tony
BRICKELL, Larraine GRIEVES, Juliet McCORMACK, Julie TAN, Bee
BRISTOW, Richard HALLIDAY, Shelda McNALLY, Ron TAYLOR, John
BROWN, Jillian HAMILTION, Padma MILEA, Simona TAYLOR, Tony
BROWN, Margaret HARDWICK, Richard MILLER, Kale TILT, Rod
BULLOCK, John HARRISON, Christine NAIL, Ana   TOLCHARD, Rosalie
CAIRNES, Janine HAYWARD, Stef NEUZERLING, Lori VIVIEN, Jessica
CHEN, Bolang HEANEY, Peta  NEWTON, Derek VOIGT, Valentina
COCKBURN, Helen HENWOOD, Colyn NORMAN, Christine WALLMAN, Annette
COLE, Barbara HEWETT, Beverley O’BRIEN, Barbara WANG, Angela
CONLIN, David HIBBERT, Sue O’CALLAGHAN, Renee WEBBER, Kay
CRAWLEY, Suzanne HICKEY, Rhonda O’CATHAIL, Zee WHITE, Pam
DAVEY(Haynes), Jo HOLLIER, Robin OSBORNE, Irene WHOLLEY, Michael
DAVIES, Marilyn HUGHES, Jennifer PAPALIA, Lucy WICKISON, Anki
DEWAR, Margaret HUNT, Barbara PARKER, Valerie WILSON, Michele
DOLPHIN, Andy HURD, Paul PAYNE, Jo WONG, Laddawan
DOUGLAS, Ren HUTCHINSON, Julie PAYNE, Susan WRIGHT, Anastasia
DRURY, Paul JACKSON, Marilyn PEEBLES, Gillian WRIGHT, Beni
EASTWOOD, Ray JENKE, Ros PIERONI, Margaret WRIGHT, Renata
EDDY, Pam  JOHNSON, Bev PITTMAN, Jan YEO, Aurelie
EL-MUGHEIRY, Maggie KALAB, Sue POWER, Marion YOUNG, Evelyn
EY, Debbie KALLAS, Ian PRESS, Dianne YOUNGER, Fred
FAGENCE, Ella KELLEY, Catherine REYNOLDS, Peter ZANDI, Jane
          ZHANG, Yi Quing