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.

WFWS-44 News

The WFWS44 exhibition will be held in San Diego this coming May 2 through May 4th, 2019. It will be a fun and interesting event for everyone to attend, even if you don’t have a painting in the show. Registration is due by March 20, 2019. Access the links for the Registration form, Hotel Reservation information, and a schedule of activities.

WFWS-45 News

The Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS) will be hosting the 45th Annual Juried WFWS Exhibition in Boise, Idaho June 4-6, 2020.

This show will be held at the newly and exquisitely remodeled Idaho State Museum in Boise from June through July, 2020. The Juried Exhibition Banquet, Awards and Reception will be held June 6th at JUMP Boise.
Convention (mini-classes), Trade Show, accommodations, and Welcome will be held at the Riverside Hotel June 4-6th, 2020.     2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714  •TEL 208-343-1871  •FAX 208-344-1079  – $119.00 (includes breakfast)
Internationally known juror, Stephen Quiller, will jury and conduct a 4 day IWS Workshop May 6-9th, 2020. He will also be giving a public demo/talk May 7, 7 – 8:30pm.

Schedule of Events:

May 6-9: Juror Stephen Quiller four-day workshop: Nazareth Center

May 7: Juror presentation and demonstration at JUMP Boise

June 4: Opening Evening Banquet for delegates, artistis, and guests: Riverside Hotel, Sapphire Room

June 5: All-day events: mini-classes; art talks; demonstrations; trade show; networking meeting

June 6: All-day events: mini-classes; art talks; demonstrations; trade show;  WFWS-45 Awards Gala and Banquet – 4:30 – 6:00 JUMP Pioneer Room;   WFWS-45 Exhibition – 6:00 – 9:00pm, Idaho State Museum Gallery

June 7: Farewell Breakfast – Riverside dining area

July 26: Last day of WFWS-45 Exhibition – Idaho State Museum


Patrons and donors contacts: Roy Gover (rlgover@msn.com); Carol Hasbrouck (Hazzy1900@gmail.com); Anne Sorensen (aewatsonart@aol.com).
IWS-100 Club: Thank you to those who have donated $100 towards 2020-WFWS!  Send your check for $100 earmarked with “ IWS100” to Louann Krueger 1300 W Birch Ct, Boise, ID 83702.

Contact Anne Watson Sorensen or Pam Grant for more information.
aewatsonart@aol.com           pamgrant@fmtc.com