WFWS-45 All Team Meet & Eat Potluck!

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Join us for the WFWS-45 All Team Meet & Eat Potluck!
IWS is hosting this semi-national Juried Exhibition and Convention in June of this year! We have been planning for years and now we are 17 weeks away and counting!
Come and hear the updates!  Come and see how you can get in on the fun and the action! We will close with watching the IWS entries into WFWS!
Date:  Thursday, Feb 20
Time:  12:00-2:30
Place:  Anne Sorensen Studio  2725 N Duane Dr., Meridian
Please bring:  Potluck dish to share
For more WFWS-45 information, check out the WFWS tab here on the Idaho Watercolor Society website.
Don’t miss clicking the WFWS-45 video link at the beginning too!

YES! This is OUR Year! IWS Hosts 2020 WFWS-45! Save the Dates

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YES!  This is OUR year!  IWS hosts 2020 WFWS-45! welcoming artists, delegates and guest from all over the western United States!   

Save the dates: 

Thur, May 7:  7-9 at JUMP:  Stephen Quiller public presentation.  Free.  Limited seating.

Jun 4-7:        WFWS-45!!!!  Save the dates!  Book your hotel room at the Riverside Hotel under “Western Federation of Watercolor Societies” for your discounted room rate, which includes breakfast.  Watch for more WFWS-45 Updates and signups coming for banquets, art talks, activities and more!  If you would like to volunteer to help and host, please contact Anne Sorensen at or Pam Grant at

Happy New Year!

Anne Sorensen & Pam Grant
WFWS Chair/Co-Chair

Stephen Quiller Workshop Lottery

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Stephen Quiller Workshop Lottery for May 6-9th’s first deadline of Jan 3 has passed, but we have 3 remaining spots for a second-chance IWS lottery before opening this up to the wait list from those out-of-state.  The workshop tuition is $500. You have until Jan 10 to get your name to Pam Grant at   Winners will be notified promptly. 

For more information, please contact Anne Sorensen at or Pam Grant at

Happy New Year!

Anne Sorensen & Pam Grant
WFWS Chair/Co-Chair

WFWS 45 One Week Notice Reminder for Entry!

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Happy New Year!

The year 2020 has arrived and the WFWS Exhibition in Boise will be happening before you know it.

Remember, the deadline for entering your images to be considered by the Juror is next Friday, January 10th. I must receive your digital entry images via email no later than midnight, January 10th.   You must send me your entry form and a check made out to IWS for your entry fee through the regular mail by next Friday as well.

Please check your entry photos to be sure they comply with the image requirements in the prospectus, available by clicking here. Remember also that your IWS membership must be current.  

I’m looking forward to seeing all of your entries by next week, so keep on painting!

Dennis Hayzlett
Local WFWS 45 Delegate
208 514 3862

Western Fed Entry Deadline

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Don’t forget, your entry images for the 2020 WFWS exhibit are due to me, Dennis Hayzlett, your delegate (, by Friday, January 10, 2020. You may enter images of up to 3 paintings. The complete entry requirements and specifications for preparing your images are contained in the Prospectus which you can view by clicking here. With the holidays coming, it is easy to get preoccupied with other things and forget to complete your entries. So keep painting and have your works finished by January 10th. I’m really looking forward to seeing all f your entries!


(208) 514-3862


WFWS45 Coming to Boise in 2020

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The next regional exhibit for the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies will take place in June and July of 2020. This exhibit will feature 100 of the best watercolor paintings from about 1000 entries from artists in ten watercolor societies representing nine western states. In recent years, the Idaho Watercolor Society has been well represented in the exhibit, with nine artists selected for last year’s show in San Diego of which two were award winners!

The prospectus for the 2020 exhibit has been released and is posted on this website. Entries for 2020 are due to your local delegate by January 10, 2020. With six months to plan and paint, you have plenty of time to execute your best work for entry. All the details concerning eligibility and art work requirements are contained in the prospectus, so please read it carefully. For IWS members, your local delegate is Dennis Hayzlett ( or 208-514-3862). If after reading the prospectus you have questions, please contact Dennis by email or by phone.

So start visualizing your ideas and plan to meet the January 10th deadline with your best work. It is an exciting opportunity to take part in a major, regional show here in our home state.