Iowa Watercolor Society

 2015 Workshops

The Iowa Watercolor Society announces a mid-year workshop with international juror and instructor Paul Jackson returning to Iowa and teaching his three-day "textures" class.  Mark your calendar April 29-May 1, 2015.  Registration for IWS members will arrive with your winter newsletter coming out in January.  Site and cost to be determined. 

IWS is pleased to announce internationally-known Iain Stewart will join us for the 2015 annual workshops and jurying.  The workshops will be held September 9-11 and September 14-16, 2015, with the annual meeting being held Sunday, September 13.  Mark your calendars!

 The winners of the 2014 Annual Exhibition are posted below!  Congratulations to all!

Ballet of the Lilies - Jean Weiner

Ballet of the Lilies - Jean Weiner - First Place

Old Bull - Susan Snyder - Third Place

 Tall in the Shadows (Street Series) - Richard Hanson - Second Place


Right Turn to October - Mary Ann Gloe - Fourth Place

 Into Existence by Happenstance - Merle Poland - Fifth Place


Let's Celebrate - Connie Luhman - Transparent Award

 The 2014 IWS Mini-Show of Watermedia Art has drawn to a close and the three "People's Choice" winners are:  Jean Weiner with "Studio Essentials"; Evelyn Beck and "Winter Cardinal" and Richard Parker "Morning Fog".

Annual Show Calendar of Dates and Deadlines

  • Pick up paintings (during office hours) from West Des Moines Library   September 26-27

  • Paintings not picked up by September 27 will be handled by Joyce Sieve

West Des Moines Public Library

4000 Mills Civic Parkway

West Des Moines, IA 50265
Library Hours: 

9 am – 9 pm Monday-Thursday

9 am – 6 pm Friday

10 am – 4 pm Saturday

Closed Sundays until Labor Day

After Labor Day – open Sunday 2 pm – 5 pm


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