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Crimsonteen Chaos
Sisters of the Sun
A Walk to Menerbes
Honey Suckle
Seascape At Low Tide
Pair on the Prairie
Floating on a Breeze
Race at Liberty - Cincinnati
The Pollinator Plot
Harvest Memory #2
Spring Beauties
Boulder Falls
Coming Home
Strasbourg Memory
Saying Goodbye
I'll Fly Away
After the Rain
Midnight Chickadees
Still Standing
Zinnias in Purple Vase
Hello Gorgeous
Pure Delight
Log Cabins
Heading Home
A Rainy Scramble in Florence
Des Moines Farmer's Market
Swedish Still Life
Spring Reflections

2022 - 2023 Iowa Watercolor Society Traveling Show

Who we are​

The Iowa Watercolor Society was organized in 1977 by a small group of enthusiastic watercolorists. IWS now celebrates well over 150 members and offers the opportunity for interested painters to network with artists statewide.


Each fall, the IWS sponsors an annual luncheon, award ceremony, and workshop. This is a juried exhibition with monetary awards. The IWS accepts entries in water media on various substrates. From this exhibit, a traveling show is created and provides outreach around the state.


The well-attended and fun-filled three-day workshops held three days prior to and three days following the annual meeting, are taught by nationally and internationally recognized teachers.

Events we host:

  • Annual Juried Exhibition

  • Spring and Fall Watercolor Workshops 

  • Members Show

  • Plein Air Activities throughout the year

For more information or questions, click here to email: 

2019 Annual Exhibition 

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