36th National Exhibition 

Click here to download the Show Catalog (PDF file)

The 2020 IWS National Show is an online only show. We have presented a slideshow of the paintings and also a catalog that is a PDF file available for download listed above. The juror, Steve Puttrich produced a presentation of the paintings (available in 4 parts) and an awards presentation. You can view the videos on this page or go to YouTube.com and search for the Illinois Watercolor Society Channel.

Click here to see Part 1 of the Steve Puttrich’s presentation on YouTube.com

Click here to see Part 2 of Steve Puttrich’s presentation on YouTube. com

Click her to see Part 3 of Steve Puttrich’s presentation on YouTube.com

Click here to see Part 4 of Steve Puttrich’s presentation on YouTube.com

Click here to see Steve’s presentation of awards (14 min. long)

Selection & Awards Judge:

Steve Puttrich
www.steveputtrich.com


Awards:

Best of Show:
        Touch of Light Snow on the Tibetan Plateau – Dongfeng Li

Award of Excellence I:
        The Trolley Driver – Allan Butt

Award of Excellence II:
        Not So Black and White – Chris Krupinski

Award of Excellence III:
        Rose of Sharon – Lynda Pittman

Schultz Creative Spirit Award:
        Flowers From My Garden – Christine Alfery

Outstanding Figurative:
        Too Many Choices – Kelly Eddington

Outstanding Landscape:
        Bridges At Sunset – Peter Jablokow

Outstanding Abstract/Nonrepresentational:
        House Colors – Lisa Arnold Franklin

Strissel Memorial:
        Sweet Autumn Clematis – Diane Shabino

Honorable Mentions:

         Say AAAH! – Dan Danielson

         Blushing Hydrangea – Megan Ripke

         Hedgehog Aloe Blooms – Prerana Kulkarni

         Daddy – Jeannine Swartz

         Forget Me Not – Thomas Herzberg

         Fastened – Denny Bond

         Keri and Allie Kayaking in Mykonos – Lawrence Raffanti


2020 Signature Members:

Shirley Kleppe
Alexis Lavine
Rebecca Latham
Eileen Sudzina