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. Mailing address: Illinois Watercolor Society P.O. Box 1003 Des Plaines, IL 60018

30th National Exhibition

May 6 – 30, 2014

The Next Picture Show
Dixon, Illinois

Reception: Saturday, May 10 beginning at 1PM

Over $6000 in cash and merchandise for awards including:
Best of Show . . . . . . . . . .  $1,500
Award of Excellence I . . . . . 700
Award of Excellence II . . . . . 600
Award of Excellence III . . . . 500
Excellence in Figurative . . .  300
Excellence in Landscape . . .  300


Accepted artists for 30th National Exhibition

Ingrid Albrecht Antonio Masi
Genady Arkhipau Benjamin Mau
Sylvia Aruffo Robert Lee Mejer
Donna Asquith Lynn Miller
Denise Athanas Patricia Mroczka
Graydon Cafarella Ellen Mumford
Ken Call Marie Murrell
Kay Cassill Sandy Newell
Susanne Clark Elaine Nunnally
Janice DiGirolamo Yuri Ozaki
Janet Doll Ann Pember
Kelly Eddington Dale Popovich
Gordon France April Rimpo
Aneita Atwood Gates George Schoonover
Dick Helland Diane Shabino
Suzanne Hetzel Arena Shawn
Carol Hubbard Richard Shipley
Charlotte Huntley Tamara Shriver
Peter Jablokow Natalie Smythe
Mary Jansen Susan Snyder
Jeanne Johnson Carolyn Owen Sommer
Jean Kalin Bret Steinhaus
Ona Kingdon Cassandra Swierenga
Robert Koch Ian Wallace
Robert Krajecki Gary Wester
Konstantin Kulev Carole Wilson
Gerald Lewis Cheng Fen Yeh
Dongfeng Li