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


Awards Judge, Carol Carter

$6,000 in cash awards including:

Best of Show . . . 1500
Award of Excellence I . . . 700
Award of Excellence II . . . 600
Award of Excellence III . . . 500


View the list of accepted artists here.