First time on the North Shore! The Illinois Watercolor Society 22nd Annual Members Show will open at the Evanston Art Center July 17 - August 22 this year. Many of the best of our state’s watercolor artists will be on display, including members of EAC. The awards juror—an Evanston native—is internationally recognized Peter Jablokow. Evanston Art Center has offered watercolor classes for many years, knowing that watercolor can be bright, deep and rich, with an astonishing number of ways to work in the medium.
If you would like to be part of the show, join IWS! Experienced painters are candidates for six Awards of Excellence. In a highly popular innovation last year, three Novice Recognition Certificates will be awarded to beginning painters of promise. A prospectus will soon be posted on the IWS website and in EAC announcements. The 200 members of IWS encourage the practice and appreciation of water-based media, and welcome you to join.
The Society sponsors at least two shows a year: the National Show in spring and the Members Show in summer. IWS is delighted to have our first gathering on the North Shore at the Evanston Art Center.