The Annual Members Exhibit (AME) is one of two juried exhibitions each year, the other being the International Watermedia Exhibition (IWE).  AME is WAS-H's longest running event, the first AME having been held in 1969 when WAS-H was a chapter of the Southwest Watercolor Society before incorporating as WAS-H in 1975.  AME showcases the best-of-the-best from WAS-H's extraordinary member artists.   While only members may enter paintings in AME, everyone is invited to come and view the exhibit during Gallery Hours.  

 54th Annual Members Exhibit

October 2023

To view this years' AME Prospectus, click:    2023 AME Prospectus.pdf

To view the judge's words about the winning entries, click:    Comments - AME 2023.pdf


Stan Smith Awards

1st Place - Vanek, Linda Southern - "Enjoying the Journey"

 2nd Place Hendry, Alison - "The Girl From Avignon"

 3rd Place Yasuoka, Keiko - "Fresh Cut from the Garden"

Special Awards 

Shirley Sterling Award:  Gauthier, Carla - "Florence Twilight"

 President's Award: Evans, Cheryl - "Peruvian Penthouse"

 Merit Award: Jacobs, Fontaine - "One in Nine"

Honorable Mention

Nguyen, Hiep - "A Seashell Enthusiast"

 Spitzberg, Larry - "Across the River"

 Wilson, Tommie J - "Harvest"

Merchant Awards

 Allen, Ruby - "Enigma #15"

 Coffey, Judi - "Zentangle Walk Away" 

Fraga, Theresa - "Isabella"

 Giannantonio, Susan - "Oxalis Exuberance"

 Hamilton, Karen - "Froggy Evening"

 Hall, Barbara - "Summer's Bounty"

 Lewis, Maureen - "Can I Keep Him?"

 Orseck, Ellen - "Effervescence"

 Rodgers, Katherine - "Accessorized"

 Rodriguez- Alejo, Maria - "Vino"

 Salem, Kay - "Gabriella Coloring Dreams"

 Schuster, Cathy - "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

 Shrader, Jan - "Echo of the David" 

Werneck, Daniela - "Flowers, Plume, Pearl and Gold"

West, Regina - "Dancing Shadows" 

Wright, Nan - "Galveston Man O' War"

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Orseck, Ellen
22 x 30 Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

Juror and judge Ken Call

Signature status:      American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Missouri and Montana Watercolor Societies

Master Signature status:      Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Illinois Watercolor Society

Stanley S. Smith Memorial Supports First, Second and Third Place Awards

WAS-H extends special thank you this year to the estate of longtime WAS-H member, Stanley S. Smith. Stan was a key supporter of WAS-H, and instrumental in designing and building our current "new" building. His continued thoughtful service to WAS-H helped shape who we are as an organization today. Stan was recognized by WAS-H with an honorary membership following the completion of the current building. Those who knew him remember his quick wit and broad smile. We are honored to be remembered by his estate, and thankful for the support to the Annual Members Exhibit.

Sponsors for the 2023 Annual Members Exhibit

The following organizations generously donated merchandise awards for the 54th Annual Members Exhibit. Click on their names to visit their websites.

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