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.

WHS Board Members 2024-2026

President:  Carole Hennessy

Secretary:  Cynthia Kukla

Membership Chair:  Alicia Farris

Treasurer:  John Keeling

Exhibition Chair: Beth Shadur

Newsletter Editor: Kelly Eddington

Website Liaison: j. (Jie) Li

Historian: Jane Mooneyham

Board Members at Large

Lisa Englander

Gary Johnson

Gary Cadwaller

Newly Added Board Members Emeritus 2024

Robert Lee Mejer

Sandra Schaffer

Norma Herring

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

Newly Added New WHS
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Gladys Nilsson

Marilynn Derwenskus

Sondra Freckelton (Posthumous)

Questions about WHS and items for the newsletter:

Gary Cadwallader

263 SE 350 Road

Warrensburg, MO 64093

For directory additions and corrections, contact:

Alicia Farris

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
Call: 417-837-5700
Fax: 417-837-5704

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Noon – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Closed: Monday, Tuesday and on Springfield 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:
Jie Li

Patrick Ripley

Membership Information

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:
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