Mission

The mission of the Illinois Watercolor Society is to advance the education and caliber of watercolor painting throughout Illinois. We hold monthly meetings and demonstrations and host two annual shows. We invite you to attend the next meeting and meet some of the society members, or to join us. All are welcome.


Welcome to a new year at IWS. We are hoping to hold our meetings in person at Oakbrook Library in 2022. We will have both the IWS National Show and the Members’ show this year.


Registration is now open for IWS Members Show 2022


We are seeking people to assist the IWS Board. If you would like to help with the annual Members Show, IWS Facebook page, or IWS website please contact Membershow@illinoiswatercolorsociety.org.


38th National Exhibition

April 30 – May 29, 2022

Lawrence RaffantiBest In Show
Brett SteinhausAward of Excellence I
Maria DeltonAward of Excellence II
Peter JablokowAward of Excellence III
Robert KrajeckiOutstanding Landscape
Rebecca KrutsingerOutstanding Figurative
Mei ShuOutstanding Abstract
Janine HeltonEvelyn E. Schultz Creative Spirit Award
Allan ButtCharles Strissel Memorial Award
Gary EckhartGraydon Cafarella Memorial Award
Ingrid AlbrechtDirector’s Choice Award
TBDPeople’s Choice
Patricia MroczkaHonorable Mention
Dan DanielsonHonorable Mention
Susan KeithHonorable Mention
Eileen SudzinaHonorable Mention
Megan RipkeHonorable Mention
Lisa Arnold FranklinHonorable Mention
Joan BredendickHonorable Mention