About Us

Watercolor Society of South Texas

The Watercolor Society of South Texas (WSST) was founded in 1970. In 2022, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary! 

The Society was formed to elevate the status of watercolor and educate the public on the significance of watercolor as an important creative and painting medium.

There will be no group bias for or against conservatism or modernism. The Society shall further the interests of painters in watercolor by its programs and its competitive exhibits, and shall encourage its study by art students and others engaged in watercolor painting.

The Society shall at all times be dedicated to the highest aesthetic standards.

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The Watercolor Society of South Texas (WSST) was founded in 1970. In 202, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary! 

The Society was formed to elevate the status of watercolor and educate the public on the significance of watercolor as an important create and painting medium.

There will be no group bias for or against conservatism or modernism. The Society shall further the interests of painters in watercolor by its programs and its competitive exhibits, and shall encourage its study by art students and others engaged in watercolor painting.

The Society shall at all times be dedicated to the highest aesthetic standards.

Join the watercolor society

Our Story

It all began in 1970…

 

The WSST was formed in April 1970 as the SWS Corpus Christi Chapter. April 2020 was our 50th Anniversary year! We marked this celebration with a watercolor workshop with Vladislav Yeliseyev, who juried the 2019, 56th Annual SWS Watercolor Society Membership Exhibition in Dallas, Texas.

The original list of SWS Dallas Charter members who formed the WSST in April 1970. The original name of our society is the Watercolor Society of South Texas. We continue our Society with this name. Mr. Ed Whetzle was our first elected president of the Society.

Our Watercolor Community Values 

Creativity

Watercolor is a unique, creative medium we practice and improve upon.

Expression

Art is a form of expression and individuality. In our society, you’ll be comfortable expressing yourself.

Individuality

Art is subjective, and your unique individuality brings out the best in your work.

Support

As a niche group, we provide the support needed to connect and create together.

Inclusivity

We are an inclusive group of watercolor artists looking to connect and grow in this skill together. 

Education

We value education and strive to provide the best content from renown watercolor artists to help you improve your skills.

Our Members In Action

We can’t wait to meet you.

2018 – Present

Al Kline

Past and current

Presidents of the WSST:

2018 – 2024: Dr. Al Kline

2015 – 2018: Louis Garcia

2009 – 2015: Neva Rossi Smoll

2007 – 2009: Pam Stanley

2006 – 2007: Pam Stanley & Andrea Harwell

2005 – 2006: Pam Stanley & Charlotte Shannon

2003 – 2005: Pam Stanley & Pat Crenshaw

2002 – 2003: Meloria Timmerman

2001 – 2002: Charlotte Shannon

1998 – 2001: Pam Stanley & Pat Crenshaw

1997 – 1998: Rotating Past Presidents

1995 – 1997: Earl West

1994 – 1995: Joan Teer

1993 – 1994: Janet Jamison

1992 – 1993: Betty Fletcher

1991 – 1992: Cornelia Morgan

1990 – 1991: Dolores Price

1989 – 1990: Pat Mondy

1988 – 1989: Jane Peterson

1987 – 1988: Bobbie Spencer

1985 – 1987: Carolyn Motes

1984 – 1985: Darby Kachmar

1983 -1984: Zella Guerguin

1982 – 1983: Bonnie Prouty

1981 – 1982: Pat Deadman

1980 – 1981: Barbara McDowell

1979 – 1980: Gloria Wolf-Leann Willis

1978 – 1979: Chispa Bluntzer

1976 – 1978: Dolores Price

1975 – 1976: Jane Ewald

1974 – 1975: Vava Calahan

1973 – 1974: Clara Mae Marcotte

1972 – 1973: Bette Harris

1971 – 1972: J.C. Worcester

1970 – 1971: Ed Whetzle

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