Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

The mission of WFWS is to encourage and recognize artistic excellence and promote the visibility of watercolor in the West.  Membership in WFWS is automatic for any member of one of the eleven different regional societies. IWS is one of eleven regional society members of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. WFWS sponsors an annual juried exhibition hosted each year by a different member.

2021 WFWS46

WFWS46 call to artists:  Open until January 10, 2021. There are significant changes to the process for submitting your images this year so please read the prospectus carefully.  Click here for the prospectus.

Unlike previous years’ exhibitions, each artist will be responsible for entering their own images into the Art Call software rather than sending their images to the delegate. The prospectus contains extensive instructions for accessing and using Art Call. In the near future, there will be an online training and Q/A sessions to help you use this innovative system with ease and confidence.

IWS has been well represented in recent WFWS shows and we anticipate continued success in 2021. Put together your best work and plan to enter before January 10th!


WFWS45 (Summer 2020)

View the 100 WFWS-45 paintings selected by Juror Stephen Quiller below.  Click on any painting to enlarge and enter the slide show. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, contact Pam Grant (pamgrant@fmtc.com) for the artist’s contact information.

VIEW THE WFWS-45 VIRTUAL EXHIBITION Part 1 & Part 2 on our You-Tube Channel. Click on the links below

**WFWS-45 Part 1:  Welcome and Awards**    –    **WFWS-45 Part 2:  Exhibition**



Idaho Watercolor Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  If you would like to donate to WFWS-45 or IWS-100, please mail your donation to: Steve Seale, IWS-WFWS Fundraising, 5260 S Maverick Ave, Boise, ID 83709. 

S P O N S O R S:
Boise Arts and History
Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
Harry Morrison Foundation
Greater Rotary Foundation
Idaho Arts Commission
Jeker Family Trust

P A R T N E R S:
Idaho State Museum
Boise Art Museum
Riverside Hotel

I N–K I N D   P A T R O N S:
Jerry’s Artarama
Cheap Joes Art Supplies
Princeton Brush Co
Jack Richeson
Graham & Co
Dr Ph. Martin’s
Creative Catalyst
Golden Artist Colors, Inc
Idaho Potato Commission
Valley Glass