This past weekend our WFWS45 project managers announced Stephen Quiller’s selection of artworks for the Western Federation exhibition to be held here in Boise this coming June.
The WFWS show is always highly competitive and this year 945 paintings were submitted and 100 chosen for the exhibition. Members of IWS have always done well and the number of IWS artists selected has increased every year since we joined the federation ten years ago.
This year 72 IWS artists submitted 148 paintings to the juror and12 were chosen for inclusion in the exhibition. An additional IWS painting was chosen as an alternate.
The artists selected and their respective works are:
Gloria Allen Outstanding
Sally Ellis Wilderness Adventure
Pam Grant Revolution
Dennis Hayzlett Bath’s Roman Bath
Laurel McGuire Pleasure Palace
Anne Merkley Bridesmaids
Lori Seale Pondering Pup
Carol Smith Braided Onions
Nyla Tillery Light Reflecting Innocents
Mareth Warren Like A Whisper
Barbara Watkins Frisbee Dog
Jackie Zumalt Daylight Reveler
Betty Runcle Dog Tired
All artists who submitted an entry have been individually notified and will receive a catalog from the exhibition. Please join me in congratulating our friends who were selected for the show and thanking everyone who entered for making this the best year ever for IWS representation at the Western Fed!