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 Raffanti||Best In Show|
|Brett Steinhaus||Award of Excellence I|
|Maria Delton||Award of Excellence II|
|Peter Jablokow||Award of Excellence III|
|Robert Krajecki||Outstanding Landscape|
|Rebecca Krutsinger||Outstanding Figurative|
|Mei Shu||Outstanding Abstract|
|Janine Helton||Evelyn E. Schultz Creative Spirit Award|
|Allan Butt||Charles Strissel Memorial Award|
|Gary Eckhart||Graydon Cafarella Memorial Award|
|Ingrid Albrecht||Director’s Choice Award|
|Patricia Mroczka||Honorable Mention|
|Dan Danielson||Honorable Mention|
|Susan Keith||Honorable Mention|
|Eileen Sudzina||Honorable Mention|
|Megan Ripke||Honorable Mention|
|Lisa Arnold Franklin||Honorable Mention|
|Joan Bredendick||Honorable Mention|