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February 2022

Merri Artist Discount to IWS Members

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Merri Artist Discount to IWS Members

We’re pleased to pass on to IWS members that The Merri Artist, an artist supply store out of McMinnville, Oregon, offers a 10% discount to all members.

Their prices match all the major supply houses, with an extensive range of fine watercolor and other art supplies.

As The Merri Artist generously donated to our Annual Show awards, we felt this would be an excellent way to recognize their donation by letting all IWS members across the state know about this opportunity.

This discount is available every day to IWS members by applying the discount code ‘IWS’ at checkout.

Their website is, and remember to use the code “IWS” at checkout.


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It has come to our attention that arranging for pre-paid return shipping has become difficult and expensive for some areas of the State.  To simplify this process, the Show Committee will now handle all return shipping for those out of the Treasure Valley area.  The Committee will arrange to return your paintings to the address of your choice once the show is over.  We will then send you an email with the amount of your shipping costs and ask that you send a reimbursement check addressed to Idaho Watercolor Society.  If you have questions about this new procedure, contact Scott Muscolo, Show Chairman.

The complications of the 2021 accident which destroyed your traveling show paintings have made us aware that there should be insurance on artwork when it is out of your possession.  Because IWS does not own these paintings, we are not allowed to insure them for your declared value.  Therefore, we recommend you contact your homeowner’s insurance agent to determine if your paintings are covered under that policy or if you might want to add a rider for the timeframe your paintings are traveling.

There has recently been significant interest in varnishing watercolor paintings. After discussion at the February Board Meeting, it was determined there is nothing in our prospectus addressing this process. The Show Committee has no objection to submitting varnished work and is contacting our juror to determine if this process could impact her jurying decisions.  Communication will be sent out to all members upon hearing from our juror.

If you have questions, contact Scott Muscolo, Show Chairman.

IWS Annual Show Prospectus Update

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Hello IWS 42nd Annual Show Participants!

A small change has been made to the prospectus, almost too minor to note.  In the DIGITAL ENTRY SPECIFICATIONS section we removed the line referencing 1920 pixels.  Use the 3rd (third) bullet point as your reference.  Your ArtCall submission will automatically convert to the correct size as it saves.

If you have any questions at submittal time, call Scott or Carol HasBrouck and we’ll help.

Click here to download the updated prospectus.

Good luck and clean water!

Scott Muscolo
IWS Annual Juried Membership Exhibition Chairperson or 805-795-0252