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.


 2017 Annual Members Show 

August 12 – September 15

The Bloomingdale Museum 

108 S Bloomingdale Rd

Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Opening Day Reception

August 13, 2 – 4 pm

Awards Judge: Ratindra Das


The IWS Members Show is a once-a-year opportunity  to display your work .

All members are welcome to enter a painting and be part of the event!

While all members’ work is accepted,

our juror  for the Members Show selects entries for awards and accolades.

Drop-off: Saturday, August 5, 1-4pm

Pick up: Saturday, September 16, 9:30am -noon

You can enter ONLINE here

or you can download the printable entry form here.