IOWA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY                                                       Members show

                          About The IWS Members Show 

The IWS Members Show is a virtual offering of participating Iowa Watercolor Society members' artwork during February, 2022. 


The show is open to on-line registration entries beginning November 20, 2021,through January 15, 2022. IWS Members with 2022 memberships may apply, submitting up to 2 paintings. The virtual show will be open to the public, with the artwork for sale, if indicated, and available exclusively on the website.

Members may offer their artwork for sale. Interested buyers email the Iowa Watercolor Society at  An IWS member will respond with the artist's contact information. 

                                             2022 Members Show Prospectus 

The 2022 virtual Members Show will take place February 1st through February 28th, 2022.

Entries will be accepted beginning November 20, 2021 through January 15, 2022, from 2022 IWS Members

The Members Show will be hosted exclusively on-line at:

ELIGIBILITY: Review All Requirements Carefully:

1. Show is open to 2022 IWS Members Only. To become a member, or renew membership – sign up at

2. Original Artwork Only

    a. Only done by you

    b. No copies of other artwork

    c. No work completed in workshops or with an instructor

    d. No copies of published photos

3. Recent Work

    a. Created in the last two years

    b. Not previously shown in an IWS show

4. Medium

    a. Watercolor paint and other mediums such as ink, watercolor pencils, watercolor brushes, gouache paint, etc.

    b. Any paper acceptable such as Yupo, rice paper, etc.

    c. Other techniques acceptable such as collages

5. Presentation

    a. The image must present as right-side up when opened.  The top of the painting must be up when the image is opened.
        (Image may not appear upside down or laying on its side).



1. Enter using the Members Show Entry Form on the IWS website: - see link after Prospectus

    Under Events, click on Members Show on the drop-down menu.

    The Members Show Entry Form link appears after the Prospectus.

     Click on the link to access the Entry Form.

2. Each artist may enter two paintings total. The entry form accepts two images.

3. Painting Title - On the entry form In the ‘Title of Painting’ box – Enter only the painting’s name, without the .jpg extension.

     Example: Painting Name - Winding Willow Road (File name: Winding Willow Road.jpg)

     Enter - Winding Willow Road in the ‘Title of Painting’ area.

4. Painting Sale price or Not for Sale - On the entry form
         a. If the painting is for sale:

              1. Enter the price in the ‘For Sale Price’ area. Example - price is $300.00 - Enter 300

              2. Check the ‘For Sale Painting’ ‘Yes’ box.

         b. If the painting is not for sale:

              1. Leave the ‘For Sale Price’ area blank.

              2. Check the ‘For Sale Painting’ ‘No’ box.

5. Upload of Image - Only digital image file(s) will be accepted.

    File must conform to the following:

      a. File must be in .jpg format – no other formats accepted.

      b. File must be within in the 470KB to 20MB range.

      c. File to be uploaded – file name must have .jpg extension.

             Example: Winding Willow Road.jpg.

      d. The photograph of your artwork must be of the unframed, unmated image.

      e. Make sure your image is at its best. Use filtered natural light, as flash may be too harsh.

          Your image will be displayed on the IWS Website and may be used for publicity. 

      f. If image fails to upload, check that its size conforms to above requirements.

      g. Any image file not conforming to the IWS naming convention and size may not be able to be processed
          or accepted into the show.

6. Entry Fee

    a. Entry fee is $10.00 per painting, (limit 2 paintings) utilizing PayPal during the entry process.

        No checks accepted.
        [PayPal account is not required. Your credit card information can be entered to make a one-time payment through PayPal.]


Sales: All sales are the responsibility of the artist. The website instructs prospective buyers to email IWS at An IWS member will receive those inquires and contact the artist with the prospective buyer(s) information provided. It is the sole responsibility of the artist to handle all communications, the sales transaction, and make all delivery arrangements with the buyer. 

Agreement: Iowa Watercolor Society will assume the privilege of photographing any images of paintings submitted and entered
in the Members Show. These images may be used for the purpose of publicity or reproduction on the IWS website, the IWS
Facebook page or other IWS social media. The Iowa Watercolor Society reserves the right to decline any work that does not conform to the prospectus.


Noncompliance with any of the Prospectus requirements may result in artwork being disqualified.

If questions, please email the IWS Exhibition Chair: