You are viewing the 52 paintings juried into the 2023 IWS Annual Exhibition. Esteemed Artisit, Robin Poteet, was the Juror.

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Juror's Choice: The Art of Being, Anne Watson Sorensen


First Place: Don’t Cry Wolf, Torgesen Murdock


Second Place: Old Forge at Murphy, Idaho, Laurie Asahara


Third Place: Ramble, Pam Grant


Fourth Place, Ruth Clark: Old Rail Bridge, Hugh Mossman


Ed Robinson Memorial: Ready in 5 Minutes …, Lori Kay Seale


Dwight Williams Memorial: Beginnings”, Linda Aman


Betty Benson Memorial: Bristlecone Pine Grove, Joyce Green


Welles Seifert Memorial: Sarnsfield, St. Mary Church, Dwight Williams


Honorable Mention, Idaho Art Gallery: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Carol HasBrouck Browning


Will Nelson Memorial, Roots Family History: Snowy Woods Bryce Canyon, Carol Elliot Smith


Honorable Mention, Merri Artist: Artist’s Point at Yellowstone, Donald Nafus


Honorable Mention, Art Chowder Magazine: Sunning, Jackie Zumalt


Honorable Mention, IWS: Cranes Calling, Joni Frey


Honorable Mention, IWS: Margarita, Gail Greco


Honorable Mention, IWS: Presumed Closed, Scott Muscolo


Honorable Mention, IWS: Maybe? Maybe Not…, Lester Scott


Honorable Mention, IWS: Clarks Point, Sharon Herther


Honorable Mention, Cheap Joe's Art Stuff: Sweet Dreams, Nancy Inaba


Honorable Mention, Cheap Joe's Art Stuff: Gardener’s Hand, Rachel Linquist


Caught Cha, Celeste Graham


Brothers and Friends, Steve Gruber


Botanical – Sunflowers, Marilyn Henderson


City Bridge, Dave Earnest


Dusty Day in Dine-tah, Dennis Hayzlett


END OF SUMMER, Cherry Woodbury


Eye Candy, Helen Edwards


Gerald, Gwen J Mac LEAN


Grandpa’s Chevy, Sue Antonich


Heron in the Morning, Diane Hill


Hidden Courtyard, Ying Peng


History Custodians 2, Don Belts


Horseing Around, Barbara Watkins


Independence Day Parade, Jean Nelson Ah Fong


Into The Light, Marina Zavalova


Ketta’s Castuc – Zacatecas, Mexico, Lynn McConnell


Long Day On The Range, Karen Hickman


Monarchs in Winter, Ilse Schreiner


No Obstacles – Black Bear, Karyn DeKramer


Red Magic, C Kay Henry


Seeking Morel Mushrooms, Janet Murphy


Stumped, Roy Gover


Summer Play Ground, Sally Ellis


Succulents, Garianne Erwin


Swamp King, Jane Shimon


The Letter, Renee Galligher


The Mane Event, Cheryll Root


Tita’s Trombone, Julene Knapp


Use it Up: Working Hands Series, Katie Harris


Water Carvings in Antelope Canyon, Arayna Howard


Western Tanager, Susan Snyder


Zelenskyy Cat, Connie Pepper



The Idaho Watercolor Society is a group of people who share friendship, encourage personal growth, give support to one another, and organize wonderful events. Anyone can join; you do not have to be an artist.  The Society sponsors a range of activities statewide: exhibitions, workshops, paint-togethers, social get-togethers, holiday parties, and educational programs where beginning artists can learn and grow. There is also the opportunity to just volunteer and be involved with a variety of activities. Get involved and start benefiting from membership in this creative community.

The 2024 IWS Annual Juried Exhibition is fast approaching. The ArtCall site will open for submissions on Friday, February 9, 2024Click here for the prospectus.

Visit the 40th Annual Capitol Rotunda Art Show, March 2 (2pm) – 15 at the Idaho State Capitol Building, 4th Floor Rotunda.  Call to artists deadline is Feb. 19th through ArtCall –  Visit the Shows and Exhibition page for more information.

Congratulations to the IWS artists and their artworks chosen for inclusion in the 49th Annual WFWS Exhibition.  Visit the WFWS page to learn more.



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The Society advances the interests of painters in watercolor and water media through its programs, workshops, and exhibits.

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The Society sponsors a wide range of activities across the state, including exhibitions, workshops, paint-togethers, social get-togethers, holiday parties, and educational programs where beginning artists can learn and grow, and seasoned artists can explore new techniques and contribute their talents to better the organization. Volunteer and get involved.


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