In 1984 a group of artists organized for these purposes:

* To promote and insure the high standards of the art of watercolor painting in the state of West Virginia.

* To guide and assist the student and aspiring watercolor artist in West Virginia.

* To encourage within the general public the advancement and understanding of the broad scope of watercolor painting.

These fifty-four artists thus became the Charter Members of the West Virginia Watercolor Society.

In the years since that beginning these purposes continue to be met by holding watercolor workshops, publishing a newsletter, and by hosting both juried and non-juried exhibitions.

You are welcomed and encouraged to join with WVWS as we continue to pursue these goals. Please visit our Membership page to learn more about joining WVWS.

2021-2022 Officers

  • President, Christine Rhodes
  • Vice President, Nancy Maunz
  • Recording Secretary, Linda Walker Roberts
  • Corresponding Secretary, Jane C. Michael
  • Treasurer, Linda Elmer
  • Past President, Debbie Lester

Regional Directors

  • Region I, Lou Gates
  • Region II. Patricia Roberts
  • Region III, Joy Cooper
  • Region IV, Katy Crim
  • Region V, Janet Hart
  • Region-at-Large, Robert W. Smith


  • Exhibits: Linda Elmer
  • Public Relations: Kathy Snoderly
  • Membership: Jeannine Romano
  • Workshops: Judy Mattson Reed
  • Newsletter Editor: Janet Hart
  • Webmaster: Kristen Colebank
  • Jury: Debbie Lester