Western Federation of Watercolor

Societies 49th Annual Exhibition


WFWS Call for Entries
September 11, 2023 - November 27, 2023


Guest Juror/Judge: Stan Miller
Stan Miller 
Workshop March 14-16, 2024 (Full-Waitlist Only)


Prospectus and  Exhibition Registration
Available at Art Call
by September 11, 2023

Arizona Watercolor Association is hosting this 49th Annual
in Phoenix, Arizona from 
March 5 - April 29, 2024. This  Regional Show is open to
watermedia artists who are members of one 
of the WFWS
Component Societies. 
Selected artists will compete for over
$5000 in cash prizes plus many merchandizing awards.

ENTER THE SHOW via Art Call by November 27, 2023


Exhibition Details

  • Online entry ONLY (via ArtCall.org)
  • Images via jpg ONLY, 300 dpi, 4600 pixels on longest side
  • Entry fee: $50 for up to 3 entries; no refunds
  • No digital or A.I. art will be accepted
  • Minimum painting size: 100 square inches
  • Maximum outside mat size: 30" x 40"; min. mat margins of 3"
  • Mats MUST be one of 8 STANDARD sizes - See Prospectus
  • Artist must follow ALL Prospectus requirements - if not, they will be barred from future Western Fed entry for two years.
  • Artist will be notified of acceptance by December 13, 2023
  • If accepted, artist pays additional $50 handling/framing fee, check payable to your Society
  • Work must be FOR SALE - 25% commission deducted from sale
  • The artist is responsible for shipping any sold paintings to buyer
  • The Exhibition Hotel will be the FOUNDRE Hotel in downtown Phoenix

AWA – WFWS#49 Phoenix, AZ

The prospectus will be the governing document for determining acceptable entries. You should thoroughly review the prospectus prior to entry. Juried in artists who do not meet the requirements outlined in the prospectus are barred from entering for TWO YEARS. Please make sure the accepted entries meet the requirements.
Artists will receive email notification of juried in (accepted) paintings by December 13, 2023.


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 wfws.org 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.

If you have questions, please contact Gordon Bashant (Delegate) or Ralph Kingery (Alternate Delegate) at westernfed@sdws.org.