WHS Board Members
Contacting Board Members
To contact a Board Member by email, click on any name that has an envelope email icon next to it.
You can also learn more about their work by clicking on the personal gallery link below their name.
Board Members at Large
Board Members Ex-Officio
Nick Nelson, SAM
Sarah Buhr, Curator, Springfield Art Museum
Board Members Emeritus
Jerry Berger, Honorary Life Member
Judi Betts, Lifetime Achievement Award
Wayne Conyers, Honorary Life Member
Laurin McCracken, Honorary Life Member
Questions about WHS and items for the newsletter:
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Watercolor USA Exhibition Prospectus Information:
After mid-December look for an online prospectus at:
Online entries will be open the first part of January of each calendar year.
Museum Contact Information:
Watercolor USA Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum
1111 E. Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO 65807
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-6pm
Closed: Monday, 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.
Submitting To The WHS Website Gallery
WHS Website Gallery Update Guidelines
The WHS Online Gallery will be updated three times each calendar year, at the end of February, July, and October. If for some reason you would like to update your images or have not yet sent images, you may email them at any time. Receipt will be acknowledged and your images will be held until the next scheduled update.
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: email@example.com.
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):
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.
c/o Patrick Ripley
2502 N. 46th Street, #8
Phoenix, AZ 85008-2431
If you have technical questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org