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.


IWS presents Carl Purcell 

Click here to go to Carl’s  page to see his work and watch his video on YouTube.


IWS 37th National Exhibition, 2021

Click here to see 2021 Accepted Artists !

Thank you to Elaine Daily-Birnbaum, IWS Juror of Selection and Awards.
Accepted artists will receive an email with shipping & delivery directions.
The show will be held at Next Picture Gallery in Dixon, Il, May 1 – 28, 2021.
The show will then be presented online after May 28, 2021.
We are still formulating plans for the opening reception on May 1st due to Covid 19 restrictions. Thank you for your patience.