WHS Board Members

WHS Officers

President: Laurin McCracken
Vice-President: Carole Hennessy
Secretary: Norma Herring
Treasurer: Chalen Phillips
Newsletter Editor/Liaison: Gary Cadwallader
Workshop Chair: Rachel Woods
Exhibition Chair: Bob Mejer
Historian/Website Liaison: Sandra Schaffer

Board Members at Large
Wayne Conyers
Karla Breeding Trammell
Alicia Farris

Board Members Ex-Officio
Nick Nelson Director-SAM
Sarah Buhr Curator of Exhibitions

Board Members Emeritus
Jerry Berger, Honorary Life Member
Judi Betts, Lifetime Achievement Award

Questions about WHS and items for the newsletter:
Christine Buth -Furness
19830 Trilby Ct.
Brookfield, WI 53045

For directory additions and corrections, contact:
Carole Hennessy

Watercolor USA Exhibition Prospectus Information:
After mid-January look for an online prospectus at:

Write and include SASE:
Watercolor USA Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum
1111 E. Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO 65807
Call: 417-837-5700
Fax: 417-837-5704

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9 am-8pm
Sunday: 1 pm-5pm
Closed: Mon, City of Springfield and National Holidays

Watercolor USA Exhibition catalogs are available for sale.
Please contact the Springfield Art Museum for more information.

Watercolor Now! Exhibition
Signature Members of WHS who have paid current dues and Honorary Members shall have the privilege of submitting a painting to the Membership Exhibition titled “Watercolor Now!” held at the invitation of the Springfield Art Museum or at a place approved by the Board. Check the News page for current information on any upcoming Watercolor Now! Exhibition and dates for submission.


WHS Website Liaison:
Sandra Schaffer

Patrick Ripley

Membership Information

pdf WHS Online Directory

Information in the WHS Member Directory may not be used for any solicitation purposes.

 In Memoriam

Submitting To The WHS Website Gallery

Digital Submissions Only – Do Not Send Slides

You can submit new or replacement images to the WHS Gallery in one of two ways:

1. Attach digital images to an e-mail and send to:
The goal is to send high quality digital images so your work can be optimized for display in the new online gallery. The file type should be JPEG (which has a .jpg file name extension). Exact specifications can vary.

But as a guide, your images should be no more than 1500 pixels on the longest side. A good file size would be between 1.5 Mb and 100 Kb. Patrick Ripley at Allegro Associates will resize and optimize your image for online display.

Each image file should be named with your name and the painting title (a dash with word space either side between name and painting title):

FirstnameLastname-Painting Title.jpg

In the body of the e-mail include your name, painting titles, painting image dimensions and medium.

2. Burn two high quality images with the same specifications as above to a disc. Label the painting images before burning to the file name format shown above.

Include on a separate piece of paper along with your disc the following information:

artist name, painting titles, painting image dimensions and medium.

Mail to:

WHS Gallery
c/o Patrick Ripley
Allegro Associates
2502 N. 46th Street, #8
Phoenix, AZ 85008-2431

If you have technical questions please contact