The 38th Annual Capitol Rotunda Show: A Return to Tradition!

March 5th – March 19, 2022

A Return to Tradition: We are so excited to announce the return of this beloved IWS statewide exhibition. For the past two years we have been unable to host the Annual Rotunda show on location at the Idaho State Capitol but in 2022 the show must go on! We can’t wait to see what our Idaho watercolorists have been painting.

Call For Entries: Applications Due February 21, 2022 

The Rotunda Show is open to all Associate and Active members of the Idaho Watercolor Society. If you are not a member and would like to join, or need to renew your membership, please do so here:

There is no entry fee for the show this year but the IWS will be awarding a $200 Visitors Choice Award to a recipient chosen by the public! This non-juried exhibition is open to the first 70 entries we receive. Please read the show guidelines and application carefully before applying. You can view and print them out here: CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM


Sue Johnston is excited to have her painting, Winter Weeds, accepted for inclusion in the 2021 Fall SUN Friedman Airport Art Exhibition in Hailey, Idaho. Her painting will be on exhibit from November through spring 2022.

Mary Gardiner and Gary McCall are currently exhibiting at the Gem Center for the Arts, Boise. Check out the upcoming new exhibit “American Beauty” opening November at Avianne (IGFA), 1883 N Wildwood, Boise. Mary also has watercolor paintings in the online Catwalk –  International Gallery of Cats

Linda Aman has her paintings along with the artist members of Gallery 12 in Idaho Falls at the College of Eastern Idaho. Our show is in the gallery wall of College of Eastern Idaho from October 1st until November 29th. Come see the wide variety of paintings.

In November, 2021, the Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition was destroyed in a fire that resulted from a tragic accident while the paintings were en route between venues. All 21 paintings were destroyed. The paintings were the award winners from the Idaho Watercolor Society’s annual exhibition. We present them here in tribute to the artists and their dedication to watercolor. Click here to view those paintings as a PDF file.

2021 IWS Juried Membership Exhibition – Click any image to enlarge it and view the slide show.

Sponsors & Partners

IWS would like to thank our sponsors and partner for the 2021 Juried Membership Exhibition

Catalyst Productions  .  Golden Artist Colors, Inc.  .  Blick Art Materials  .  HB Hobein Artist Materials  .  Cheap Joes Art Stuff  .  H Graham & Company  .  Ed Robinson Family  .  Roots Family History and the Will Nelson Family  .  Betty Benson Family

Partner: Boise State University Student Union Gallery