2018 Exhibition Winners

You are viewing the winners of the 39th Idaho Watercolor Society Annual Juried Membership Exhibition.

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Mareth Warren

Envy's Wing, Juror's Choice


Anne Merkley

The Green Balloon, First Place


Laurel Lake McGuire

Heat Lightening, Second Place and Silver Sponsor: Idaho Power


David Dillon

Steve from King Hill, Third Place


Lori K. Seale

Cataleena, Fourth Place and the Ruth Clark IWS Founder's Award


Kay Henry

Spring Passion, Bill McCusker Memorial Award


Loretta Barra

Sonomoa Grapes, Ed Robinson IWS Award


Laurie Asahara

Idaho Free Trapper, Roots Family History Will Nelson Memorial Award


Arayna Howard

Desert Monsoon, Blick Art Materials Award


Jackie Zumalt

Daylight Reverler, HK Holbein Inc Award


Betty Jean Runkle

Dog Tired, Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award


Dennis Hayzlett

Cold Iron, Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Award


Naomi Elton

Lost in the Nets, Jack Richeson & Co., Inc Award


Lauren Johnson

Catching Some Z's XIII, HK Holbein Inc. Award


Patricia Fennell

Lichens, Cheap Joe's Art Materials Award


Margaret Thomas

Garden Valley, Blick Art Materials Award


Ann Watson Sorensen

Unveiled Presence, Blick Art Materials Award


Welles Seifert

In the Cove, Jack Richeson, Inc. Award


Renee Galligher

Our Lady of Tears, Golden Artist Colors, Inc Award


Gloria Miller Allen

Old Patterns, Strathmore Artist Papers Award


Roy Gover

Hat, Silver Sponsor Award, Idaho Marine, Inc., Mark & Louise Bird



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