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.
36th National Exhibition 2020
May 2 – 29, 2020
To be held at
The Next Picture Show
A Fine Arts Center,113 W. First St., Dixon, Illinois
Reception: Saturday, May 2, 1-4pm
Juror of Selection and Awards, Steve Puttrich
Best of Show – $1,500
Award of Excellence I – $700
Award of Excellence II – $600
Award of Excellence III – $500
Outstanding Figurative, Landscape & Abstract – $325 each
7 Honorable Mentions – $100 each
Entry Deadline: March 9, 2020
Accepted Entries posted: April 1, 2020
Reception: May 2, 2020 1-4pm
The IWS National Show is held at a community-fine arts center welcoming audiences of all ages.
For this reason, artwork depicting violence or sexual behavior cannot be accepted.