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WASCO is a watermedia organization founded in 1993 by a group of SonomaCounty watercolor artists. The principal purpose of WASCO is to educate the public as to the many values of watercolor and to escalate the acceptance of watercolor as being an art form which should be sought and treasured along with other contemporary art forms. Monthly programs consists of demonstrations and lectures by well known and respected watercolor artists.

Meetings are free for members

$5 for guests and WASCO newsletter members

Held on the second Thursday of every month
from 1-3 PM at the

Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa, CA
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The organization consists of mostly local watercolor artists but is open to anyone wishing to become a member regardless of painting media or aptitude. The membership consists of those who have paid their current yearly dues. Dues are renewed each year in January

WASCO offers two membership levels and the ability to receive our monthly newsletter, depending on your interest in participating:

Volunteer Member – Dues: $45/year
These persons are volunteering members who work on committees, the Board of Directors, the Circuit, and/or shows and exhibits. They are required to work one shift (3-4 hrs) at annual Aqua Areas Show. These members receive full benefits from WASCO.

Honorary Member – Dues: $65/year
Honorary members receive the same full benefits as voluntary members, but are not required to volunteer except when participating in a show.

Newsletter Recipient – Dues: $25/year
Newsletter recipients receive limited club benefits. They receive the newsletter. They are welcome to attend meetings, but must pay the $5 guest fee. They cannot be on the circuit, nor can they exhibit with WASCO. For “open shows”, they must pay the same fee as non-members.

If joining (for the first time) after July 1 of each year, pay only half the annual dues $33, $23, $12.50. You will then pay full dues in January of next year.

To become a WASCO member, click HERE.


  1. Connie Bowen says:

    My friend and I are looking for a watercolor class, something beyond beginning. Do you know of any such classes?

    • wascoadmin says:

      WASCO offers workshops for different levels, and the information will be posted on the website to let you know what is available.

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