2019 IWS Official Ballot for Election of Officers

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Click here for the official ballot for election of IWS officers for the 2019 – 2021 term as approved by the board at last week’s meeting. All dues-paid members in good standing are eligible to vote. To assist you with your choice a brief bio of the four candidates on the ballot is available by clicking here.

Please vote by Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  Election results will be announced at the annual meeting and dinner on the evening September 12th.

You may vote in one of two ways (Only one ballot per member please):

First: you may download and print out the ballot and fill it out by hand – marking YES by the name of each candidate you wish to vote for, or marking YES next to the blank line under each office and writing in the name of another person you wish to vote for. Print your name at the bottom of the form so we can verify who has voted and mail it to:

Dennis Hayzlett
2044 E. Lamar Ct.
Boise, ID 83712

Second: Send Dennis an email with the words IWS ELECTION BALLOT in the subject line. In the body of the email make one line for each office you wish to vote for. If you wish to vote for the candidate listed on the ballot, just print YES next to the office. For example, if you wish to vote for the listed candidate for president you would write: President – YES. If you wish to write in another person for one of the positions, again write the title of the position and then write in the name of the person you wish to vote for. Example: Treasurer – Scrooge McDuck. Send your completed ballot (Please vote for all four officer positions) to:


Please be sure your name is clearly discernible in either your email address or in the body of the email for voter verification.

You must return your ballot, either by email or regular mail, to me by Tuesday, September 10, 2019. If you have any questions please contact me at the email address above or by phone at 208-514-3862.

Thank you. I hope all of you will take an active part in the governance of your society.


Annual Meeting and Dinner

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Good Afternoon,

The IWS Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held at the Nazareth Center on Thursday, September 12, 2019. To download or see the invitation, please click here.   

This will be a fun and informative evening with news of upcoming events, election results and enjoyable activities. The cost of the evening is still only $15 per person, so send in your reservation soon since seating is limited. 

I look forward to seeing you there on the 12th.


FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT DENNIS HAYZLETT AT dchayzlett@gmail.com or 208-514-3862.

2019 Fall Workshop

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Felicia Weston – “Painting and Drawing with Live Models”                


  • Learn to simplify and avoid overworking by concentrating on shapes and practicing direct painting.
  • Felicia will demonstrate how to begin with a contour drawing and then finish by applying as few over-washes as possible to develop shapes and light.
  • The goal will be to achieve correct form, shape, color, edges and tonal value.
  • Class Outline:
    • 9:00 am-12:00 pm- Demonstration
    • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Lunch Break
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Class Paints

There will be a class critique session of students work at the end of the second day.

Artist’s Statement

I developed my painting techniques when learning how to do large sized renderings of cars. I graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a degree in Industrial design. I had a love of cars growing up but had never drawn them before. A little more than four years ago, I had the opportunity to illustrate a story for Edible Idaho Magazine and I feel very fortunate every time I see an email from the editor asking for another contribution. My greatest pleasure though has been creating watercolor paintings of the dancers here at Ballet Idaho. To be able to recreate their passion and artistic expression of movement is what I try to recreate in a painting. And while I still paint other subjects, painting dancers has given me great joy.

Attendees at other workshops have praised Felicia for her style, skill and her ability to teach her painting techniques and concepts!

Workshop Information:

Material list, this is only a guide, you may use your own supplies.

COLORS: The colors I am listing are what I use and should only be considered suggestions:

Alizarin crimson or carmine

Cadmium red light

Cadmium yellow pale


Raw sienna

Raw umber

Burnt umber

Burnt sienna

French Ultramarine blue

Yellow ochre

Ivory black

This is a limited palette and I do have others I use but this is the basic range I use. If you have others, bring what you feel comfortable using.

BRUSHES: Good brushes are your most important consideration. I hope you can bring at least one good quality round brush you are comfortable using.

PAPER: I use Aquarelle Arches rough. For ease I have a block and typically a 12 x 16 inch or 14 x 20 size. A larger painting tends to take longer than a couple of hours to complete.

STUFF: A spray bottle. I use mechanical pencils 7mm and 9mm HB in class. You will always have a sharp pencil for contour drawing with a mechanical pencil, a kneaded eraser, and a water container. If you are not using a block you will need clips or tape to secure paper to a board. A thick foam core panel cut to the size of the paper works best.

AN EASEL THAT WORKS: Don’t plan on using tables or table top easels if at all possible. Your easel should be light and easy to set up and allow you to paint with your paper and board at a 30 to 45 degree angle.

For registration information, please click here to download the form, “2019 Fall Workshop with Felicia Weston”.

If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Hayzlett at 208-514-3862 or at dchayzlett@gmail.com

Dennis Hayzlett, Workshop Chair

WFWS – Meet and Eat Potluck

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Hello IWS and 2020 WFWS Team Members! 

You are all invited to the next 2020 WFWS-45 Meet and Eat Potluck!  Come be a part of this extraordinary IWS event happening in Idaho and Boise in less than a year!  Friday, July 12th from 12:00-2:30 pm. at Anne Sorensen’s Studio.  2725 N Duane Dr, Meridian.   

Please bring a potluck dish to share.  Join us for updates, planning and lots of confab, food and fun!. 

If you live in another region and would like to help or cannot come, we still want and need you!  Email Anne Sorensen or Pam Grant for emailed updates and suggestions! aewatsonart@aol.com or pamgrant@fmtc.com 

We look forward to seeing you!

 Anne and Pam

Pre-WFWS Event Opportunities for IWS Members

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In preparation for the Western Fed show IWS is hosting next year, there is a desire to familiarize members with some of the great attractions here in Boise. I’ve set up a tour for IWS members at the World Center for Birds of Prey. It is a worldwide conservation organization based in Boise, located at 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane. (accessible from S Cole Rd, about 6 miles south of Costco) Tours are $10 and $8 for those 62 or older; free for members. We’d want to gather there promptly at 10am so we can get our admission paid and use our tour time well. There is a whole lot to see.

Our tour is set for 10:00am on July 19th. There will be a live bird presentation as well as a tour of the visitor center and the falconry archives. If you’re new to the area, or haven’t been on tour there for a while, I invite you to join us.

Please respond to me by July 12th so we can provide the total number of persons attending in our group to the center. If you have any questions, you can call or email me, Joni Frey at 208-433-9976 or TJfrey677@cableone.net.  

Thanks all.


Fall Workshop Chair Needed

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With September rapidly approaching, I need a volunteer (or two) to step forward to coordinate our Fall workshop. If you have considered volunteering this is an opportunity to learn how IWS activities are managed by working on a fairly simple event.

The Fall workshop is a two-day class involving demonstrations and instruction from an in-house IWS instructor. The instructor has already volunteered, the venue has been reserved and work has begun on preparing the entry form. The new chairperson or persons will focus on handling the registrations, collecting the enrollment fees, and attending the workshop (free!). The chairperson(s) will coordinate volunteers to set up the workshop at Nazareth Center after our annual meeting in September and clean up the space at the end of the workshop. The chairperson(s) will also prepare announcements and reminders for the Statewide Email chair to send out on their behalf.

IWS needs a person or two to come forward and make sure that this event proceeds smoothly. Please contact me at dchayzlett@gmail.com, or call me at home 208-514-3862.  I really need your help!