The mission of the Illinois Watercolor Society is to advance the education and caliber of watercolor painting throughout Illinois.

We hold monthly meetings and demonstrations and host two annual shows. We invite you to attend the next meeting and meet some of the society members, or to join us. All are welcome.

The 33rd National Exhibition 2017

The Next Picture Show Gallery
113 W. First St.
Dixon, Illinois

May 5 – May 26

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Frankenstein the All American Boy by Tom Herzberg

Frankenstein the All American Boy by Tom Herzberg


Best of Show Tom Herzberg      
Award of Excellence l Ken Call
Award of Excellence ll Arena Shawn
Award of Excellence lll Yueqi Zhang
Creative Spirit Sara Kahn
Outstanding Still Life Janet Doll
Outstanding Landscape Ingrid Albrecht
Outstanding Abstract/
Katherine Weber
Director’s Choice R. Mike Nichols
Shipley Memorial Susan Keith
Strissel Memorial Lenox Wallace
People’s Choice Named at end of show
Honorable Mention Scott Stoltman
Honorable Mention Patricia Mroczka
Honorable Mention Gerald Lewis
Honorable Mention Jac Tilton
Honorable Mention Wendi Lam
Honorable Mention William Hook


View the list of accepted artists here.