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.

We are holding our meetings in person at:

Oak Brook Public Library

600 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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 [email protected].

40th National Exhibition

The Next Picture Show
A Fine Arts Center
113 W. First St.
Dixon, Illinois

May 3 – May 31, 2024

Juror of Selection and Awards, Lenin Delsol

Award Winners

Best of Show
Yidan Guo
Women Who Are Immigrants Series-Mrs. Chen
Award of Excellence I
Janet Doll, IWS
Rossini’s Last Opera
Award of Excellence II
David Becker
Award of Excellence III
John Salminen
Canal Street Phone Booth
Schultz Creative Spirit
Tom Herzberg, IWS
Outstanding Figurative
Kelly Eddington, IWS
Hot Flash
Outstanding Landscape
Bret Steinhaus, IWS
Van Buren L Station
Outstanding Abstract/Non-Rep
Lisa Arnold Franklin, IWS
Director’s Choice
Alan Butt, IWS
Charles Strissel Memorial
Peter Jablokow, IWS
Abandoned Mobil Oil Rig In Utah
People’s Choice
Robert Krajecki, IWS
Gone But Not Forgotten
Honorable Mention
Z. Feng
Snow Wood
Honorable Mention
Carol Z. Brody
Paper & Images in Blue, Revisited
Honorable Mention
Robert Krajecki, IWS
Gone But Not Forgotten
Honorable Mention
Miguel Malagon
Honorable Mention
Aneita Gates, IWS
The Story Teller
Honorable Mention
Chris Krupinski
Cuppa Lemon
Honorable Mention
Rosemary Morrissey, IWS
Find A Voice in A Whisper