Watercolor USA Honor Society



Alex Powers – Out Of Eden

A Passionate Vision,
A Clear Purpose



Andy Mayall – Good Food

Watercolor USA Honor Society is a unique organization formed in 1985 from a broad based assemblage of inventive artists whose paintings won awards in Watercolor USA, a competitive annual exhibition sponsored by the Springfield Missouri Museum of Art or who served as jurors to the exhibition.

WHS organization endeavors to cultivate and promote an interest in watermedia painting via the venue of Watercolor USA exhibition. Through its leadership, collaborations, services, and advocacy for the kinetic medium of watercolor, WHS strives to benefit its members and the general public. WHS members contribute their time and efforts within the Society and as ambassadors at large to champion the advancement of watercolor painting.

The mission of Watercolor USA Honor Society is to focus national attention on Springfield Missouri Museum of Art as a repository for conserving, preserving, and collecting watercolor painting. The permanent collection of Springfield Missouri Museum of Art will provide the ultimate perspective on watercolor painting from the twentieth century and beyond. Through the solicitations of gifts to the permanent collection and by direct purchases of significant works of art, WHS partners Springfield Missouri Museum of Art as it builds the most formidable collection of contemporary watermedia paintings in existence.