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WHS Website Liaison:
Cyndie Peterson

Patrick Ripley


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WHS Board Members 2014-2016

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Board of Directors

Board Member Emeritus

- Former Director, Springfield Art Museum

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For directory additions and corrections, contact:
Carole Hennessy, Membership Chair

Watercolor USA Exhibition Prospectus Information:
After mid-January look for an online prospectus at:
or e-mail:

Write and include SASE:     Visit:  Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 9am-5pm
Watercolor USA Exhibition  Thurs: 9 am-8pm & Sun: 1 pm-5pm
Springfield Art Museum       Closed: Mon, City of Springfield and
1111 E. Brookside Drive      National Holidays
Springfield, MO 65807
Call:   417-837-5700
Fax:  417-837-5704

Watercolor USA Exhibition catalogs are available for sale.
Please contact the Springfield Art Museum for more information.

Watercolor Now! Exhibition
Signature Members of WHS who have paid current dues and Honorary Members shall have the privilege of submitting a painting to the Membership Exhibition titled "Watercolor Now!" held at the invitation of the Springfield Art Museum, Missouri at a place approved by the Board. Check the News page for current information on any upcoming Watercolor Now! Exhibition and dates for submission.

Membership Information

Membership Dues Form Membership Dues Form (PDF).

Membership is limited to jurors of the exhibition and juror's award winners (this does not include purchase awards) in the annual national competitive exhibition, "Watercolor U.S.A.". We have recently revamped our biennial conferences, and meet in Springfield in June. Our membership currently numbers around 200.

Watercolor U.S.A. takes place annually at the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO and opens the first weekend of June. You can contact the museum to be placed on the prospectus mailing list as well as visit their website: www.springfieldmogov.org/#
We hope that you will enter the next national competitive exhibition. Best wishes for success.

Submitting To The
WHS Website Gallery

Step #1
Each WHS artist member chooses two high quality, 800X600 pixel JPEG images to submit to the WHS Gallery by e-mail submission. If the image is irregularly shaped, ensure the size of the file. The largest dimension needs to be less than 800 pixels (for example 800X500, 800X450, etc.) Digital images are highly preferred, but 35 mm slides may be submitted if digital images are not available.

Step #2
Include information to go with each image including artist name, title of painting, size, medium and description of the piece.

Include a brief biography or artist statement (not more than two paragraphs) and your personal e-mail and/or website link.  WHS will be able to reciprocally link our WHS website with our member’s profile.

Step #4
If you have submitted slides, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of slides.

Step #5:
 E-mail your images and all accompanying information to: patrick@allegroassociates.net
Mail your two slides and information and SASE to:
WHS Gallery
c/o Patrick Ripley
Allegro Associates
2502 N. 46th Street #8
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Step #6
Enclose a check made out to WHS in the amount of $25.00 for digital images or $40.00 for slides.

Mail to:
Chalen Phillips
PO Box 645
Big Horn, WY

For questions concerning the Web site, please contact Cyndie at

For a full list of members:
Click here (PDF)

This membership list is for the use of WHS members only. It may be used only to help facilitate communication of WHS business to and between it's members. It may not be used or distributed outside of the membership, nor be used for any solicitation outside of WHS business.

In Memoriam
Mary Ives Berry
Carolyn Brady
Harry A. Davis
Rob Erdle
Joe Frassetta
Michael Frary
Judy Richardson Gard
Milton Geiss
Lucille David Grimm
Kay Hoppock
Connie Lucas
Rosalie Pettus Price
Georg Shook
Electra Stamelos
Al Zerries
Fred Messersmith
Milford Zornes
Keith Crown
Igor Beginin
Robert Vickrey
Bill Senter
Joan Rothermel
Janis Theodore
Glenn Bradshaw
Edward Reep
Carl N. Schmalz, Jr.
Lorna Berlin