About

Purpose
The Idaho Watercolor Society was founded in the fall of 1979 to support and promote aqua media, and to educate the public as to the significance of the media. Active membership is open to those residing in the State of Idaho and is comprised of a range of painters from beginner to professional.  To view or print a copy of our 2011 By-laws, click here. 
Officers and Board of Directors
Cherry Woodbury – PresidentJoyce DeFord – Vice PresidentLuann Krueger – TreasurerAnn Bessee – Recording SecretaryAnn Winslow-Naomie Elton – Past PresidentsSondra Anderson – Membership ChairAndrea Harris – Newsletter EditorDan McAlister – LibraryDawnee Goodman – Website Administrator, Treasurer at Large, Annual ExhibitionLori Seale -Graphic Designer, Annual Exhibition, Web GalleryMarcia Warne – Publicity Chair, Annual ExhibitionGinny Blakeslee Breen – Traveling Show ChairGayle Cooper – Awards Chair, Annual ExhibitionWelles Seifert- Awards Chair, Annual ExhibitionLaurie Asahara – Merchandise Awards, Annual ExhibitionTerry Burkes – SW Email ChairNaomi Elton – SW Region RepresentativeBetty Benson – North Region RepresentativeConnie Pepper – SC Region RepresentativeLinda Carlson – East Region RepresentativeDeon Romrell – East Region RepresentativeOnita Asbury – SE Region RepresentativeNeila Loebs – SE Region Representative   
Regions
North Region:  Moscow, Lewiston, Orofino, Tensed, Riggins & Grangeville.East Region:  Idaho Falls, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Salmon & Rigby.Southeast Region:  Pocatello, Blackfoot & American Falls.Southcentral Region:  Twin Falls, Wendell, Jerome, Gooding, Sun Valley, Burley, Rupert & Declo.Southwest Region:  Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Fruitland, Meridian, Emmett, New Meadows, McCall,  Eagle & Mountain Home.
Annual Events of IWS
JAN, FEB, OR MARCH: Rotunda Show at the Capitol, Boise. Open show for Active members, open to all regions. Also a spring workshop featuring a prominate regional artist is usually offered. JUNE: Annual Juried Exhibition & Workshop. A nationally prominent artist selects show entries from slides, jurors from actual paintings, gives an workshop in Boise, and gives an evening demo open to public, each with a fee. There is also an Annual Awards Ceremony, an opening reception of the show, with the show on display for several weeks at Boise State University, Student Union Gallery, Boise. A Traveling Show of paintings also selected by the juror is presented in regional areas from July to December. AUGUST OR JULY: Paint-out camp-out, arranged by IWS board with a regional artist presenting the workshop. OPEN SHOW: At least once a year, each region plans it’s activities. Contact regional representatives for more information. With any membership you receive the IWS Newsletter with all upcoming events and entry dates, etc. DECEMBER, JANUARY: Regional Christmas parties – pot luck and fun evening get-together, contact your regional representative.