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Exhibitions and Conventions

WSO sponsors two competitions each year in the Spring and Fall. Each exhibition is part of a weekend convention that takes place at different locations around the state of Oregon. Active members are invited, by prospectus, to submit digital images to be juried by a nationally known artist. Images are due by August 1st and February 1st. Eighty paintings are chosen for each exhibition, and twenty paintings that the juror deems to be outstanding are selected to receive cash and merchandise awards.

Please view images of accepted paintings from past conventions on our history page.

The award winning paintings are exhibited in a six-month traveling show.

Kim Smith serenades her table at the Spring Convention banquet.
Phyllis Meyer at the 2005 Fall Exhibition

Rene Eisenbart helps with the banquet decorations.
Ursula Kiesow and her
painting in Roseburg

  If your painting is selected, there are specific requirements for display. Click here for a PDF version of How to Prepare Your Painting and other necessary materials.  

Jayne Ferlitsch and Charlotte Peterson at the banquet.
The Mel Stabin Paint-Out on
the North Umpqua

Merit Awards
Members whose paintings are juried into WSO Exhibitions get cumulative points towards special recognition. The Merit Award Worksheet is downloadable as an Excel spreadsheet or a printable PDF.

Garve Beckham presents the Outstanding Service Award to Marg.
Katherine Elisar leading
the Oakland Paint-Out

Future Exhibitions and Conventions

Exhibitions Conventions Location Date

Juror &
Workshop Host

Aqueous Spring 2013 Albany April 5-7 Mary Ann Beckwith
Transparent Fall 2013 TBA October 4-6 Connie Adams
Aqueous Spring 2014 Hillsboro April 4-6 Robert Burridge
Transparent Fall 2014 Medford October 3-5 Linda Baker
Aqueous Spring 2015 TBA April 10-12 Gale Webb

Please view the Spring 2012 Traveling Show.


We have wonderful Conventions and Chairpersons lined up in the future, and are still looking for Convention Chairs for Fall 2013 and beyond. Please make note that we have a suggested location and venue for the Fall 2013 show but are in dire need of a Convention Chair. If you would like to help Chair a WSO Convention in your community please contact Deanna St. Martin.


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