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 IWS 32nd National Exhibition 2016

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

May 5 – May 28


Best of Show

Staccato by Carol Hubbard

Award of Excellence l Ken Call
Award of Excellence ll Ingrid Albrecht
Award of Excellence lll Yueqi Zhang
Schultz Creative Spirit Tom Herzberg
Outstanding Figurative Janet Doll
Outstanding Landscape Bret Steinhaus
Director’s Choice Ingrid Albrecht
Spirit of Bonnie Matthew Bird
Dixon Tourism Aneita Gates
Rudy Aviña Memorial Denise Athanas
Janet Pauley Memorial Bob Mejer
Charles Strissel Memorial Ione Angilan
People’s Choice  Rita Molepske
Honorable Mention Dan Danielson
Honorable Mention Ian Mitchell Wallace
Honorable Mention Kelly Eddington

The list of accepted artists has been posted.
View the list here.