You are viewing the 46 paintings juried into the 2022 IWS Annual Exhibition. Esteemed Artisit, Anne Abgott, was the Juror.

Click here to view full paintings from the 2022 Juried Membership Exhibition


JUROR'S CHOICE: Chasing the Light, Jeriann Sabin


FIRST PLACE: Ludo, Shelly Johnson


SECOND PLACE: Doggie in the Window, Helen Edwards


THIRD PLACE: Beautiful Birds, She Said, Kathy Whitaker


FOURTH PLACE, RUTH CLARK FOUNDER'S AWARD: Alone on the River, Hugh Mossman




WELLES SEIFERT MEMORIAL AWARD: Savage Determination, Lester Scott


ED ROBINSON MEMORIAL AWARD: Poppy Morning, Elizabeth LaRowe


WILL NELSON MEMORIAL, Roots Family History AWARD: Temple of the Sinawava, Laurie Asahara


M.GRAHAM & COMPANY AWARD: True Grit, Cynthia Kay Henry


GOLDEN ARTIST COLORS AWARD: Spring Sheep Drive -- Boise Foothills, Larry Boyd


JERRY'S ARTARAMA AWARD: Meandering Creek, Jackie Zumalt


JERRY'S ARTARAMA AWARD: Creature Comforts, Beth Trott


CHEAP JOE'S ART STUFF: The Little Senorita, Lynn McConnell


THE MERRI ARTIST AWARD: Worth Their Wagesv, Torgeson Murdoch




HK HOLBEIN ARTIST MATERIALS AWARD: The Moment Before It's Gone, Kerri Lindstrom


BLICK ART MATERIALS AWARD: Spring Just in Time, Steve Gruber


BLICK ART MATERIALS AWARD: Lazy Hazy Dayzzz, Jean Nelson Ah Fong


BLICK ART MATERIALS AWARD: Fall in Light and Shadow, Sally Ellis


BLICK ART MATERIALS AWARD: Be Leaves #3, Anne Watson Sorenson




QUALITY ART SUPPLY AWARD: It's All About Me, Teresa Wade


Afternoon at Mills Lake, Jessica Bryant


American Kestrel Visit, Janet Murphy


Child With A Plan, Loretta Barra


Crescent Goddess, Cherry Woodbury- Lomax


Early Analog, Carma Hobbs


East of Vernal, Dennis Hayzlett


Echoes from the Past, Carol Spoor


Fishing's Reward, Linda Gray


French Creek, Sharon Herther


Glads, Connie Pepper


Lavarock Cinquefoil, Linda Carlson


Maybe Next Year, Roy Grover


Migraine, Andrea Harris


Old Chip, Dwight Williams


Mijito (My Son), Renee Galligher


Nicole Jordan, Miss Rodeo Idaho, Joyce Green


Spring Willows, Patricia Fennell


Summer Fun, Jane Shimon


Sunflower Morning, Garianne Erwin


Swan Reflections, Susan Snyder


Winter Tree on a Summer Day, Neila Loebs


Yellow-billed Storkv, Karyn deKramer


Empty Lane Hollow Beauty, Don Belts - Alternate



The Idaho Watercolor Society is a group of people who share friendship, encourage personal growth, give support to one another, and organize wonderful events. Anyone can join; you do not have to be an artist.  The Society sponsors a range of activities statewide: exhibitions, workshops, paint-togethers, social get-togethers, holiday parties, and educational programs where beginning artists can learn and grow. There is also the opportunity to just volunteer and be involved with a variety of activities. Get involved and start benefiting from membership in this creative community.

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Our mission is to promote and support the use of watercolor media and to educate the public as to the significance of watercolor painting.

The Society advances the interests of painters in watercolor and water media through its programs, workshops, and exhibits.

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We would love to have you join us in our fun and supportive community of water media artists. Membership is $45 per year, or $70 per year for a joint membership in both IWS and Plein Aire Painters of Idaho (PAPI), a $20 savings for full membership in both organizations.


The Society sponsors a wide range of activities across the state, including exhibitions, workshops, paint-togethers, social get-togethers, holiday parties, and educational programs where beginning artists can learn and grow, and seasoned artists can explore new techniques and contribute their talents to better the organization. Volunteer and get involved.


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