Friday, October 6, 2023 at 9:00 AM PDT through
Sunday, October 8
, 20232 at 2:00 PM PDT

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Salem Convention Center

200 Commercial St. SE

Salem, OR 97301

The Grand Hotel in Salem Oregon (grandhotelsalem.com)


Elsinore Framing and Fine Art Gallery

444 Ferry St. SE

Salem, OR 97301


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Salem Convention Center 

Santiam Ballroom

Salem, OR 97301

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Attention: Michelle Myers or Jean Lea


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15685 SW Breccia Dr.

Beaverton, OR 97007


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       WSO 2023 Fall Convention

"Watercolor in the Willamette Valley"

  October 6-8, 2023 


Let's have a fantastic weekend with WSO! 

We are so looking forward to the 2023 Fall Convention in Salem this October.

Here’s what we’ve all been waiting for! The WSO Fall Convention is just around the corner. Dust off your brushes if you’ve been taking a break and let’s get painting! We’ll get together October 6 - 8, 2023 at the Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St SE. Our first stop on Friday Oct. 6 will be the Hospitality table, located on the second floor of the convention center in the Croisan Creek Room, open from 4:30 - 7:00 pm, to register and pick up our packets. Join us in the Croisan Room for the Meet and Greet from 6 - 8 pm to meet our Juror Trish McKinney, reconnect with old friends and make new ones with fellow artists and guests while enjoying light snacks. On Saturday, the Hospitality table opens at 8:15 am in the foyer on the first floor of the convention center, along with displays from vendors, logo merchandise, video rentals and the WSO 100 Club. From 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, we can experience a variety of breakout sessions, including juror critiques and a paint out. From 3:00 - 6:00 pm on Saturday, we can walk to the Elsinore Gallery for the opening reception of the 2023 Watercolor Exhibition to view the selected paintings and awards. Light snacks and beverages will be available. From 6:00 - 7:00 pm, we’ll meet back at the convention center, in the Santiam Ballroom, for a no-host Social Hour, followed by the Awards Dinner at 7 pm, where Juror Trish McKinney will discuss the outstanding attributes of each award-winning painting as she presents each artist with their award. Sunday starts with our Business Meeting, where we’ll once again have our Wheel of Thanks, our annual Thank You to everyone who volunteered for WSO during the last year. There are lots of great prizes; be sure to attend! Trish McKinney’s lecture and demonstration follows, from 11 am - 1 pm. There may still be a space for you in Trish McKinney’s mixed water media workshop, Monday through Friday, October 9 - 13, at the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St.  


& bring it with you to the convention, there will not be one in your packet

Your personal check is welcome - it saves WSO credit card fees

Convention Refund Policy:

(VIII.c.1.b) - Refunds are made only if a reservation is canceled within five (5) days after the close of online registration, or in the event of serious illness, accident, or death in the family.

  (VIII.c.1.c) - Refunds, less a $5.00 processing fee, will be mailed after the convention.

Note:  The last day to request a full "no fault" refund is September 15, 2023