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West Texas Watercolor Society (WTWS) is special because of our Friend sponsors, who passionately give to support our mission.  It is because of their generous gifts that we can bring people together in the heart of Lubbock to experience, learn about, and enjoy the art of watermedia.  To celebrate and honor their generosity, we would like to spotlight a FRIEND each month by showcasing their support of the West Texas Watercolor Society!

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Important Message from the Committee of Friends of WTWS

Dear Friends,

The Friends of WTWS Campaign for the art season September 2024 – May 2025 begins April – September 2024!  The 2024 WTWS Fall Small Works Show will kick-off the art season with donor acknowledgements related to awards, programs and activities that impact our art community, along with needs of our organization. On a special note, we had a successful 2023/24 art season which ends at the conclusion of the 2024 Spring Show!  Thank you, Friends!!

Here are some examples of the accomplishments of your donations:

This year Friends has given $600 to the Lubbock Art Alliance in support of their programs which include Guadalupe – Parkway Center for Children.   And since the West Texas Watercolor Society is hosting the upcoming 50th Golden Anniversary of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, Friends has contributed $5,000.

This past art season new special awards were created for emerging artists. 

In addition, the numerous award contributions have increased the number of entries per show and have helped to increase our membership.  In addition, your support has allowed us to bring back our WTWS Signature Shows!  Our 2nd Annual Signature Show will be at the Buddy Holly Center during December 2024 – January 2025.   We now have Call for Entry capabilities to reach new members nationally!! 

The West Texas Watercolor Society (WTWS) is special because of YOU, our FRIEND sponsors, who passionately support our mission.  It is because of your generous gifts that we can bring people together to the heart of Lubbock to experience, learn about, and enjoy the art of water media. 

Consider giving today to the New Season of 2024/2025 art season in support of our artists, events and much more!

To be recognized in the Member Roster, please give your donation before September 1, 2024. 

We would like to hear from you, whether you are a past or current Friend, we would like to Spotlight you, our Friends in the WTWS Monthly Newsletter to showcase your support of the West Texas Watercolor by submitting an article about you and/or your business and allow us to celebrate and honor your generosity.  Email your article to

Please send your donation to FRIENDS of WTWS

P.O. 2022, Lubbock, TX 79408



Diamond Friends:

Beth and Lee Pennington

Thankful for the gift that West Texas Watercolor Society is to our art community

Platinum Friends:

Dick & Jane Phillips

State Farm Insurance

Tommy Wood, AAMS

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones 

Silver Friends:

Fox Pest Control


Ron & Kathryn Thomas

JET Corp.

Janice Shannon

Colette Moore

Cherishing your memory my precious husband and #1 fan, Tim Moore! 

Halley Rd Real Estate

Roy & Carol C. Howell

Bronze Friends:

Karla Wardroup

In honor of our TALENTED FRIEND, Reg Narmour

Wayne & Sue Lewis

Petra Hair Design


Jerry & Gale Webb

We also accept Paypal or credit card please note there is a $2 service charge when using these option