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IWS 2023 spring Miniature show information           

IWS 2023 spring Miniature show information           

 and prospectus         

Show Information

Exhibition dates: 
April 23 through June 3, 2023.


Urbandale Public Library
3520 86th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322


​There will be an Artists Reception at the Urbandale Public Library on April 30, 2023,
from 1 pm - 2 pm


​Key Dates:
03/20/2023   Registration entry opens 
04/20/2023   Registration entry closes at 8:00 pm

04/21/2023   Shipped art to be received by Linda Schanus 
                         (see shipping address below)

                       Per painting entered - $10 check entry fee due. 

04/23/2023  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Art Drop-off/Check In at the
                       Urbandale Public Library.
                       Per painting entered - $10 cash or check entry fee due. 
April 30, 2023 1 pm - 2 pm - Artists Reception at the Urbandale Public Library. 
06/03/2023  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Art Pickup at the Urbandale Public Library. 

Art Delivery:      In Person - Paintings may be delivered in person on 04/23/2023 from
                      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Urbandale Public Library. 


                      Shipped - Paintings may be shipped, to be received by 04/21/2023                          to the address below.
                          Linda Schanus  
                          Attn: IWS Miniature Show

                          1705 NE Sherman Ct.   
                          Ankeny, IA 50021

Important shipping details: For each painting - A label must be affixed to each painting back that includes your name, contact information, title, and painting price. You must include a prepaid, return shipping label for each painting (with barcode), FedEx or UPS, and your entry fee check in the amount of $10/per painting - payable to Iowa Watercolor Society    
Exhibition will be open during library hours. Please verify current library hours on the Urbandale website, prior to traveling


Note: If interested in purchasing artwork - please email the Iowa Watercolor Society - 


 IWS 2023 Spring Miniature Show Prospectus

On-line Registration opens March 20, 2023, and closes April 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm.
Registration Entry Form link located at the end of the Prospectus. 


All registration entries must be compliant with the following Prospectus information.


​Eligibility - Review all Requirements Carefully. 

Noncompliance with these Requirements may result in works being disqualified.  

1. IWS Members Only (visit
  to become a member)


2. Original Artwork Only
    2a. Only done by you

    2b. No copies of others artwork
    2c. No work completed in workshops or with an
    2d. No copies of published photos

3. Recent Work
    3a. Created in the last two years
    3b. Not previously shown in an IWS show

4. Medium 
    4a.  Watercolor paint and other mediums such as ink,
          watercolor pencils, watercolor brushes, gouache
          paint, etc.
    4b.  Any paper acceptable such as Yupo, rice paper, etc. 
    4c. Other techniques acceptable such as collages


5. Presentation
    5a. Maximum frame size (to outside dimensions of frame)

                not to exceed 8" x 10"
    5b. Wired and ready to hang
    5c. Paintings recommended to be protected by non-
         breakable acrylic glazing (i.e. Plexiglas)


6. All entries must be submitted online, and either delivered

    in-person, or shipped by the deadline noted


7. Each artist may submit 1 or 2 paintings

8. The entry fee of $10.00 check or cash per each artwork is payable: 
       In Person Delivery - Check or cash on the art rop off/check in date -or- 
       Shipped Art - Check included with the painting(s) shipped. See shipping instructions.


       Make check payable to: Iowa Watercolor Society 

9. The miniature show is open to the first 80 pieces of art


All sales will be handled by the artist. A 10% donation of all sales is requested and should be made to the exhibition venue. Sold artwork must remain on display until the exhibit closes. If not for sale, check NFS on the entry. Paintings are not insured by the exhibition venue or the Iowa Watercolor Society. It is at the discretion of the artist to provide their own insurance. 

Iowa Watercolor Society will assume the privilege of photographing, using any submission photos of paintings, or paintings entered in the exhibition for the purpose of publicity or reproduction in the exhibition catalogue, the IWS website, the IWS Facebook page or other IWS social media pages. The Iowa Watercolor Society reserve the right to reject any work that arrives damaged.


 For questions, please contact IWS Miniature Show Team -







Registration is CLOSED for the Spring Miniature Show.
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