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IWS Annual Juried Exhibition and ArtCall Update

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Hello IWS Annual Show hopefuls:

Please feel free to use ArtCall for sign up, as the minor glitch with the fees has been resolved by Carol HasBrouck.

We will of course continue to monitor the signups, but are confident we’re good to go.

For those of you interested in an ArtCall refresher, please contact me and we’ll schedule a Zoom.

Thanks for your patience, and we’re excited to see your work!

Scott Muscolo


IWS Annual Juried Exhibition and ArtCall Important Notice

By Annual Juried Exhibition

Greetings IWS Annual Show Hopefuls:

Please do not attempt to register today (2/15/24), until an announcement comes out that ArtCall is running properly and we can take registrations.

Currently the system is not charging correctly, and is only assessing the first $40 regardless of whether you have entered one or two paintings.  To prevent everyone from having to pay an additional $10 directly to Dennis Hayzlett for the second entry, we are asking that you hold off submitting your entries for a day or so.

We have 6 (six) weeks to complete the ArtCall registration, so there’s no urgent need to register immediately.  Giving us a day or two to work out this small kink will greatly reduce the burden on Dennis to process a bunch of $10 checks, and we need to be sure the system is working smoothly and properly.

Thank you for your patience on this, it will be resolved shortly and will not impact your ability to register your fine paintings for the show.

Scott Muscolo


2024 Idaho Watercolor Society Annual Workshop

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**As of Tuesday, 02/13/2024, this workshop is full. If you wish to be added to a waiting list, email both Susan Kluksdal at and Jean Ah Fong at **


2024 Idaho Watercolor Society Annual Workshop
Presented by Chris Stubbs
June 5th to June 7th


Chris has been painting in watercolor since she was 16 years old—with a lot of breaks—while she was raising children and being the wife of a (now retired) career Navy pilot. Resuming painting while they were stationed in San Diego, Chris has worked at perfecting her lifelong passion of painting people. She also enjoys painting flowers, animals, and all things authored by the heart of our Creator God.

Painting the beauty of our creation is important to her. In our sometimes crazy world, Chris believes that beauty cries out for the world to see and to taste and be believed.

She paints mainly in transparent watercolor. Often considered the most difficult of the painting media, watercolor has a distinctive ability to allow light to shine through the paint in a transparent manner, when painted on white paper. And because water is the carrier, the colors have a unique ability to blend in ways that no other medium can do. This brings a feeling of “light” into her paintings.

Chris holds Signature membership in the National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and Watercolor Society of Oregon and served as President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon in 2019. She has won numerous awards including two Best in Show awards and five People’s Choice Awards in the Watercolor Society of Oregon Shows.

To see her gallery, go to



  • Entrants to this workshop will be accepted on a first come/first served basis by email. When the class is full, we will email those included, and also send an email to those on the wait list.  Send your reply email to both Susan Kluksdal at and to Jean Ah Fong at  That way if one of us misses your response, we have a way to check.
  • The cost is $425. This will be a popular workshop so don’t wait!
  • Once you receive confirmation, you have until May 1st for us to receive the entry form and money (check made to IWS) to: Susan Kluksdal, 1766 N Bello Sara Way, Eagle, ID  83616
  • After May 1st, if you need to cancel, we will refund money if there is someone on the waiting list to take your place. If not, there are no refunds, but you may negotiate with someone to take your place.  If we have not received your money and form by May 1st, your spot will be given away.
  • The workshop will go from 9am until 4pm June 5th through June 7th.
  • Location is Riverside Inn, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City ID 83714
  • Lunches will be provided each day. Morning coffee, tea, water and maybe a cookie or breakfast breads will be available.
  • We will send out a supply list at a later date.
  • Out of towners: There is a block of rooms available at the Riverside Inn 208-343-1871. The block is listed under IWS.  The IWS state show, awards ceremony, reception, and workshop will all be held at the Riverside Inn, so it will be a very convenient place to stay.  Price, including taxes and fees, is $254.25/night. The awards ceremony and reception will be Tuesday the 4th.

For additional information and the mail in registration form, click here.


ArtCall for the 2024 Annual Juried Exhibition Opens Soon

By Annual Juried Exhibition, ArtCall

Greetings IWS Members!

ArtCall opens for the 2024 Annual Juried Exhibition on February 9, 2024. 

Click on the link and it will take you to the site.  (You will not be able to go further into the site until it opens Feb. 9.)  You might want to save the link for easy access.

ArtCall entries must be submitted by Wednesday, March 27, 9:00 PM MST, so you have a full 6 ½ weeks to enter your work.

Please review the prospectus online or download the email attachment and keep it handy for review.

Remember, you must be a current member of the IWS to participate in the exhibition.  If you are unsure of your status, please contact Lynn McConnell to be sure your dues are up-to-date.

This year we are exhibiting at the Riverside Hotel in Boise for the Treasure Valley portion of the show, and we have a full two months for our exhibit.

We are able to accept up to two paintings from each artist, and there is a new twist this year:

  • You can send your painting for display EVEN IF IT IS NOT PART OF THE JURIED EXHIBIT.  This is because we have space for up to 150 paintings in the lobby/first floor area of the hotel.  We are inviting you to send in your painting regardless of juried status.  This gives you the ability to show and sell your work even if it’s not part of the exhibit proper.

This is a brand-new opportunity for us, as we previously had no room for any but accepted paintings.  This is how it will look on the floor:

  • Paintings not accepted into the juried exhibition will hang with/near the accepted paintings, but with just your name, title, and asking price on the wall label.
  • Accepted juried exhibit paintings will have a blue dot added to the wall label, and identified as being accepted into the juried portion of the exhibition.
  • The paintings juried into the travel show will have a second dot on the label indicating its special status.

Keep in mind you are still responsible for shipping in each direction.  If your painting is not juried into the exhibition, you can still send it in for display and possible sale.  Woohoo!  If it is not sold, it will be returned to you at the close of the exhibition shortly after June 28, 2024.  None of the other venues have room for this many works.

We will provide you with more specific shipping information after the ArtCall closing date.

If your painting(s) aren’t completed, get busy!  We are looking forward to seeing your work in Boise at the Riverside.

Best of luck, and feel free to contact me directly with any questions,


Scott Muscolo, 2024 Annual Juried Exhibition Chair


2024 IWS Annual Juried Exhibition

By Annual Juried Exhibition, Annual Show Location, ArtCall, Events

Greetings IWS members!

Attached is the prospectus for the 2024 IWS Annual Juried Exhibition.  We will be using digital entries in ArtCall as in previous years, and the ArtCall site will open on Friday, February 9, 2024.  The end date for submissions is Wednesday March 27, 9 PM MST.

We are exhibiting this year at the Riverside Hotel in Boise.  The show will be up for 2 months starting in May.  This will increase time in front of prospective buyers significantly.

Please review the prospectus.  We were very careful to make everything clear but are happy to answer questions.  Contact Scott at 805-795-0252 or via email (email preferred) at

Paintings must be received at the Riverside Hotel by Friday April 26, 2024.

Good luck, and it will be a great show!

2024 Annual Juried Exhibition Prospectus

Award Winners of 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition

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IWS members

We have exciting news.  Over 70 artist members, friends and art lovers attended our opening reception and awards ceremony at Initial Point Gallery, in the Meridian City Hall last night.

We are pleased to announce the 20 artists who received awards and will be traveling throughout galleries across the State for the remainder of the year.


Juror’s Choice – Anne Watson Sorensen – Meridian
First Place – Torgesen Murdock – Pocatello
Second Place – Laurie Asahara – Eagle
Third Place – Pam Grant – Fruitland
Fourth Place (Ruth Clark award) – Hugh Mossman – Boise
Ed Robinson Memorial Award – Lori Seale – Graham, WA
Dwight Williams Memorial Award – Linda Aman – Idaho Falls/Star
Betty Benson Memorial Award – Joyce Green – Meridian
Welles Seifert Memorial Award – Dwight Williams – (deceased)
Honorable Mention – Carol HasBrouck Browning – Meridian
Will Nelson Memorial Award – Carol Elliott Smith – Boise
Honorable Mention – Donald Nafus – Boise
Honorable Mention – Jackie Zumalt – Grangeville
Honorable Mention – Joni Frey – Boise
Honorable Mention – Gail Greco – Star
Honorable Mention – Scott Muscolo – Meridian
Honorable Mention – Les Scott – Idaho Falls
Honorable Mention – Sharon Herther – McCall
Honorable Mention – Nancy Inaba – Boise
Honorable Mention – Rachel Linquist – Boise


Congratulations to all who were juried into the show and to all who won awards.

Scott Muscolo – Show Chairman

Carol HasBrouck Browning – President