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IWS Annual Workshop Participants

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Following is a list of those who have signed up for the IWS annual workshop with Chris Stubbs, and those who are on the waiting list.  Please check that your name is correctly listed. We want to make sure we didn’t miss someone whose email may have gone to spam.

1.  Scott Muscolo
2.  Carol Browning
3.  Diane Winder
4.  Jennifer Von Bergen
5.  JoAnn Lance
6.  Loretta Barra
7.  Julene Knapp
8.  Nina Marie Altman
9.  Stephanie Youngerman
10. Betty Jo Evans
11. Amy Brauner
12. Nancy Inaba
13. Karen Hickman
14. Nancy Bellnier
15. Vana Richards
16. Jane Shimon
17. JoAnne Lafferty
18. Vicki Merryweather (Rhodes)
19. Kathleen Archer
20. Jane Wilson
21. Marilyn Holte
22. Cathy Anderson
23. Les Scott
24. Stacy Scott
Waiting List:
1.  Joanne Duffin
2.  Cathy Skinner
3.  Diane Ingersoll
If you emailed us, and you do not see your name on this list, please 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.

2024 Idaho Watercolor Society Annual Workshop

By Annual Juried Exhibition, Annual Workshop, Workshops

**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.