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Southwestern Watercolor Society Members to Participate in WFWS 43rd in Tucson

The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) is an organization comprised of 11 watercolor groups from across the western United States. SWS is the most easterly located society. WFWS was started by Dr. David Gale in New Mexico in 1976 and spread to a society in Colorado, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Arizona ( 2 societies), and Texas ( 2 societies). Each year a different society hosts the annual Exhibition, Delegates Board Meeting, and social events. SWS will host WFWS49 in 2024.
In 2018 WFWS43 will be held in Tucson, AZ May 1st through June 24th. Jurored by the acclaimed nationally recognized artist Ted Nuttall, the 100 selected paintings include 17 works by the following SWS members —
Tom Brown McKinney
Dave Carlson McKinney
Bill Dale Arlington
Krystyna Dale Arlington
Alicia Farris Springfield, MO
Robbie Fitzpatrick Magnolia, TX
Carolyn HarperLake Kiowa, TX
Jeff Jensen McKinney
Jessica Kirklin Frisco
Ron Malone Mulberry, FL
Gaylord O’Con Dallas
Gwen Revino Carrollton
Bess Salomon Dallas
Kelli Trimble Lewisville
Cecy Turner Dallas
Bob Voges Dallas
Bryce Weigand Dallas
Congratulations to the following five artists who will receive their SWS Signature Status at
our Membership Show as a result of being selected in the WFWS43—-.
Alicia Farris
Robbie Fitzpatrick
Jeff Jensen
Jessica Kirklin
Bryce Weigand

by Jonesy McConnell
SWS Delegate to WFWS
(from the March 2018 SWS newsletter SCENE)

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Naomi Brotherton’s Railroad Paintings at Giddens Gallery

 by Naomi Brotherton

by Naomi Brotherton

Naomi Brotherton

As of this writing, Naomi Brotherton is 94 years of age. Her interest and fascination for drawing and painting began at age 6 and has not diminished. Although Macular Degeneration has plagued her eyesight for several years, her passion to paint pushes her through to continue painting her creation of masterpieces. “No retirement, thank you,” says Naomi.

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<Caboose at a Switch by Naomi Brotherton

Signal Lantern by Naomi Brotherton

Around the Bend by Naomi Brotherton

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