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WFWS49 ArtCall Open

By ArtCall, Exhibits, WFWS

The ArtCall page for submitting entries for WFWS49 is now open. Click on the link below to enter your paintings for consideration. The WFWS49 page also includes a listing of critical dates, the most recent prospectus and a brief tutorial on how to use ArtCall. went LIVE on Sunday, 9/10, at 6PM MST.

You may enter and edit your submissions until midnight on November 27, 2023.

Good luck!

Dennis Hayzlett
208 514 3862

Initial Point Gallery PAPI Annual Show Opening Reception

By Events, Exhibits, Initial Point Gallery

Tonight, August 1st, from 5pm-7pm at the Meridian Initialpoint Gallery is the opening reception for the PAPI Annual Show.   There will be live music, lots of food and amazing art to see.   The art in this small show is really stunning.   Judging concludes this afternoon and awards will be given tonight between 6:00 and 6:30 pm.    Come support these amazing artists, from both PAPI and The Idaho Watercolor Society!!


Update for First Presbyterian Art Show

By All IWS Info, Events, Exhibits
Tuesday, September 19-Sunday, September 24
950 W. State Street, Boise
Yes, September is full of IWS activities.  Feast or famine!
Although we suggested paintings of downtown buildings or landscapes, FEEL FREE TO BRING ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DISPLAY (and hopefully sell)
I have attached the original announcement, which included the registration form which goes to Cathy Anderson.
WE NEED A FEW VOLUNTEERS (contact Cathy Anderson or Carol HasBrouck Browning)
  • A Couple people to transport and install 2 panels in the church
  • A volunteer to serve as curator as we hang the show on Tuesday afternoon
  • Volunteers to serve as representatives during the show (like we do at the Rotunda show)
    • Wednesday 1pm-4pm
    • Thursday 1pm-4pm
    • Friday 5pm-7pm (during open reception)
    • Saturday 5pm – 7pm (during reception)
  • Volunteers to help take down the paintings on Sunday the 24th at 1:00pm

PUBLICITY – The church will be running ads on the NPR Boise State radio about our show and their musical performances so the attendance should be excellent over the weekend.

Announcement and registration form

Cathy Anderson 208.484.2992,
Carol HasBrouck Browning 864-423-2521,

Prospectus for Fall Juried Show

By Events, Exhibits, Fall Juried Show


IWS Juried Fall Show

          The Gallery at Finer Frames, 164 State Street, Eagle, Idaho 83616

                    208.888.9898                    www.FINERFRAMES.COM

August 31, 2023 – September 28, 2023

Soft opening – Thursday, August 31, 2023

Opening Artist’s Reception – Thursday, September 7, 2023

Juror: Fonda Portales. Fonda serves as Boise State University’s Director of University Arts. Prior to this position, she served as Adjunct Faculty in the Art Department for eight years. Fonda earned a bachelor’s degree in English Education from N.N.U. in Nampa, Idaho’ where she studied watercolor techniques with Mary Shaffer, and a master’s degree in art history from California State University, Los Angeles.

Entry Details:  Entry will be on ArtCall, the fee will be $15 for one and $20 for two entries.

40 paintings will be juried in the show from ArtCall.

Artwork must be original paintings suitable for family viewing.

Entry must be at least 80% watercolor/gouache. Other water media is accepted but limited to 20% or less. Acceptable substrates include watercolor paper, yupo, masonite, or watercolor board.

Paintings must be limited to 1/2 sheet (16” x 22”) or 1/4 sheet (11” x 15”). Paintings smaller than 1/4 sheet are acceptable but will be framed in a frame the same size as a 1/4 sheet, with a larger mat.

ArtCall Link:
Click on the link or copy and paste this link into your computer browser and it will take you to this call.  Enter your email and password and begin your submission.

Framing:  Finer Frames will matt and frame all paintings juried into the show. The cost to the artist is $100 for 1/2 sheet and $80 for 1/4 sheet. Finer Frames will take no markup on framing.

The deadline to enter on ArtCall is July 24, 2023.

Theme:  “Color in Motion”. It is suggested you explain how your painting expresses the theme in ArtCall when you enter.

Registration: Your IWS 2023 dues must be paid to be eligible. If your dues have not been for this year, send to:

Membership Chair Lynn McConnell

52 S. Grays Lane, Nampa, Idaho 83687.

The registration on ArtCall must be received by July 24, 2023. Acceptance and rejection letters will be emailed through ArtCall on July 29, 2023.

Show Schedule:

July 24 (Monday 9:00 pm) – Registration due

July 29 (Tuesday) -Notification emailed

August 7-14 (Monday) – Art delivered to Finer Frames

August 31 (Thursday) – Soft Opening of Show

September 7 (Thursday) – Awards, and reception 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

September 28, 2023 – Closing Reception 5:00 pm-8:00 pm                     

September 28-30, 2023 – Pick up artwork

* All care will be taken to avoid damage to artwork. IWS cannot be held liable for damages or loss. Finer Frames require a 20% commission if sold. IWS will not request any percentage be donated. If you sell a painting, please contact Cathy Anderson 208.484.2992 (, or Roy Gover 208.412.6446 ( for the correct forms.

If there are questions, members can contact Cathy Anderson, Roy Gover, or Carol HasBrouck Browning (864-423-2521).




Award Winners of 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition

By All IWS Info, Annual Juried Exhibition, Events, Exhibits, President

IWS members

We have exciting news.  Over 70 artist members, friends and art lovers attended our opening reception and awards ceremony at Initial Point Gallery, in the Meridian City Hall last night.

We are pleased to announce the 20 artists who received awards and will be traveling throughout galleries across the State for the remainder of the year.


Juror’s Choice – Anne Watson Sorensen – Meridian
First Place – Torgesen Murdock – Pocatello
Second Place – Laurie Asahara – Eagle
Third Place – Pam Grant – Fruitland
Fourth Place (Ruth Clark award) – Hugh Mossman – Boise
Ed Robinson Memorial Award – Lori Seale – Graham, WA
Dwight Williams Memorial Award – Linda Aman – Idaho Falls/Star
Betty Benson Memorial Award – Joyce Green – Meridian
Welles Seifert Memorial Award – Dwight Williams – (deceased)
Honorable Mention – Carol HasBrouck Browning – Meridian
Will Nelson Memorial Award – Carol Elliott Smith – Boise
Honorable Mention – Donald Nafus – Boise
Honorable Mention – Jackie Zumalt – Grangeville
Honorable Mention – Joni Frey – Boise
Honorable Mention – Gail Greco – Star
Honorable Mention – Scott Muscolo – Meridian
Honorable Mention – Les Scott – Idaho Falls
Honorable Mention – Sharon Herther – McCall
Honorable Mention – Nancy Inaba – Boise
Honorable Mention – Rachel Linquist – Boise


Congratulations to all who were juried into the show and to all who won awards.

Scott Muscolo – Show Chairman

Carol HasBrouck Browning – President

From the IWS Board

By All IWS Info, Annual Juried Exhibition, Events, Exhibits

From the IWS BOARD

It is an exciting and BUSY time for IWS.  We have a couple of announcements that we just couldn’t wait for the June Newsletter to share with you.

ANNUAL JURIED SHOW – At the Meridian City Hall on the 3rd floor Initial Point Gallery.  Opens on May 26 and runs through June 29th.  City Hall is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.  Make sure you invite your friends and family.  This is one you won’t want to miss.  Awards Ceremony, Friday, June 2nd, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.


As awareness of IWS grows in our communities, so do the opportunities.  Let me share two of those opportunities.

  1. IWS has been offered an opportunity to show and sell our work during the month of September at Finer Frames in Eagle, Idaho.  This will be a small format show.  It will be juried, with opportunities for IWS members across the State to enter.  Cathy Anderson and Roy Gover will be leading this show.  Watch for more information and a prospectus to be published shortly.
  2. I am excited to announce that our ANNUAL MEETING will be held this year at the beautiful Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, Idaho. Save the weekend of September 15-16.  This event includes art talks, a workshop, and a plein-air outing, and will provide an opportunity for those attending to show and sell their work.  Watch for the complete announcement in the coming days.

Best regards,

Your IWS Executive Ctte.

Carol HasBrouck Browning, President

Don Belts, Vice President

Nancy Inaba, Secretary

Dennis Hayzlett, Treasurer

WFWS48 Clarification

By Events, Exhibits, WFWS
Good Evening,
Once again, congratulations to the IWS artists selected for this year’s regional exhibition. In my previous announcement I noted 7 IWS artists had been selected. Looking at the list it is quite obvious that 8 of our fellow artists were chosen. So please congratulate all 8 of our accomplished members.
My only excuse is that as an English major, higher mathematical operations such as counting, are outside my skill set. My apologies.



IWS Artists Selected for WFWS48

By Events, Exhibits, WFWS
Good Afternoon,
The Southwestern Watercolor Society (SMS) has announced the artists and artworks chosen for inclusion in this year’s exhibition. Out of the 600+ entries this year, the juror selected 91 paintings for the show. Seven IWS artists entered works that were chosen for inclusion in the exhibition. The IWS artists and their selected works are listed below:
Autumn Explosion Steve Gruber
Persistence of Pine Triptych Joyce Green
Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park Susan Snyder
Strategic Chaos Linda Aman
55 and Goode Lane Sharon Herther
Girl with Shoes Shelly Johnson
Dancing Through The Garden Lynn McConnell
Patriarch Marina Zavalova
Congratulations to our fellow artists for their outstanding work! Please join me in saluting our friends for their creativity and artistic skills.

Dennis Hayzlett

IWS Delegate