Arts on Grand, in Spencer, Iowa is pleased to present the Iowa Watercolor Society’ s 2016 – 2017 Traveling Show. Internationally known artist Sterling Edwards juried and judged this year’s annual competition that consisted of sixty paintings. These sixty paintings were chosen from 131 entries from artists across Iowa. This year’s show was held in Perry, Ia. The traveling exhibit of thirty paintings includes five IWS Awards of Excellence, Best Transparent Watercolor and seven Honorable Mentions. The 30 paintings in the traveling show represent the work of 24 Iowa artists. One can truly say that the IWS Traveling Show is the best of the best.
The Iowa Watercolor Society (IWS) is an organization with over 170 members that are beginning, amateur and professional artists. The organization offers the opportunity for watercolorists of all skill levels to network with artists statewide. The only requirement for membership is an interest in watercolor painting. IWS was organized in 1977 by a group of devoted artists that loved watercolor painting. They were led by Joe Messner of Cedar Rapids. Each year the organization sponsors an annual meeting, a juried exhibition, a luncheon with an award ceremony and workshops. The organizations primary purpose is to promote and su
pport the arts in Iowa with an emphasis on watercolor painting.
The exhibit will be on display from February 1 to March 30, 2016
Gallery hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday to Friday and from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday.