Western Federation of Watercolor Societies records, 1975-2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

WesternFederationofWatercolorSocieties records
1975-2015 (inclusive)
3 boxes, (1.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
The WesternFederationofWatercolorSocieties is a collective partnership amongst several WatercolorSocieties in the Western United States. Every year this federation sponsors an annual juried exhibition of collage and water-based media. The collection consists of their annual records. Exhibition catalogs from the collection have been digitized and are available online.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, founded in 1976 by Dr. David Gale (1915-1980), sponsors an annual juried exhibition which is hosted each year by a different regional member society. These regional members include the: Arizona Watercolor Association, Colorado Watercolor Society, Idaho Watercolor Society, New Mexico Watercolor Society, Nevada Watercolor Society, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, San Diego Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Utah Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Oregon, and West Texas Watercolor Society. Today (2011) WFWS includes over 5000 artists in ten regional societies.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These records consists of the annual records of the WesternFederationofWatercolorSocieties. Materials range from correspondence to photographs, fliers, meeting notes, and exhibition catalogs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the WesternFederationofWatercolorSocieties records must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation:WesternFederationofWatercolorSocieties records, Accn 2526, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 2526.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Annual records 1975-1993
2 Annual records 1994-2005
3 Annual records 2006-2015

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Watercolor painting--West (U.S.)
  • Watercolorists--Societies--West (U.S.)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Notes
  • Scrapbooks