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

Office Bearers  
President: Susan Payne payne.susan@gmail.com
Vice-President: Penny Maddison pmaddison@iinet.net.au
Secretary: Geraldine Box secretarywswa@gmail.com
Minutes Secretary: Cass Gartner cgartner@iinet.net.au
Treasurer: Pam Lockwood treasurerwswa@gmail.com
Acting Treasurer to Oct 21: Marion Power treasurerwswa@gmail.com
Website Manager: Debbie Ey webwswa@gmail.com
Newsletter Editors

Penny Maddison

Susan Payne

pmaddison@iinet.net.au

payne.susan@gmail.com

 

Committee Members  
Jan Pittman rothiemay@harboursat.com.au
Jane Li janeli399@yahoo.com.au
Jane Zandi janehoman@smartchat.net.au
Marion Power maripo58@bigpond.com
Valentina Voigt vvoigt@lei.org.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

Updated 22/08/21

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