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Idaho Watercolor Society
P.O. Box 9093, Boise, ID 83707

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25th Annual Membership Exhibition

The Idaho Watercolor Society was founded in order to promote and support the use of watercolor media and to educate the public as to the significance of watercolor.

Active membership is open to watercolor painters residing in the state of Idaho.
Annual dues are $25.00.
Membership dues must be paid in full by January 1, 2004 to be eligible to enter the 25th Annual.
Send a separate check made out to IWS and mailed to :
   c/o Linda McDougall, 4825 Hillside Ave., Boise, ID 83703-3503

BOISE, ID 83725

The 25th Annual will consist of two shows:
Main Exhibition:
Approximately 60 - 70 paintings will be on exhibit at Boise University Student Union Gallery April 28 - May 26.
Traveling Show:
The Judge will select 20 paintings from the Main Exhibition to travel throughout the state of Idaho though December 2004.



Stephen Quiller is an internationally known painter who works primarily in watermedia, monotypes, and intaglio printmaking. He is best known for his innovative approach to watermedia painting: watercolor, goauche, acrylic, casein and their combinations, and for his use of color. Mr. Quiller has authored five books on painting and has had twelve videos produced. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, and Society for Painters in Casein and Acrylic, among others. His paintings have been on covers and the subject of articles in many leading art magazines. He has also been a juror for a number of regional and national art exhibitions.

We are anticipating $3500 in cash and merchandise awards for this exhibition. Artists have the option to accept a Corporate Purchase Award in the amount of $600 for their painting. To qualify for the Grumbacher Award, the artist must use 50% Grumbacher materials in their painting.


January 1
February 7
April 5
April 19
April 23


Membership dues must be paid in full.
Slide entries must be postmarked by this date.
Notification of Juror's decision to entrants.
Deadline for receipt of shipped entries.
11:00 a.m. deadline for hand-delivered entries.

April 30

Awards Reception at:

Boise State University
Student Union Gallery
from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

April 28 - May 26 Show is open to public.
May 27 Pick up hand-delivered paintings 9 - 11 am.

* Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, executed within the last two years and without the direct supervision of an instructor.
* Entries must be executed in water soluble media on paper or paper-like support. This may include collage of non-printed paper such as rice paper or tissue.
* If matted, mats must be white or light/neutral and undecorated. A darker liner is acceptable up to 1/2 inch.

* Outside dimensions of framed work must not exceed 40" by 40". There is no minimum size restriction.
* Works must be framed with acrylic or plexiglass (no glass), strong foam core backing (no masonite), and prepared for hanging with wires only securely attached. No exposed glazing or brackets will be allowed.
* Paintings must be suitable for family viewing.

* All entries will be considered for the 2004 Traveling Show. Works selected to travel will not return until late December, 2004.Early withdrawal from the show will result in the member not being allowed to enter the 2005 IWS Annual Exhibition.

* This committee is authorized to reject and/or remove any work which does not meet the specifications. This pertains to work found in violation either during the judging or during the exhibition. Standards will be strictly enforced and awards will be forfeited.
The juror may remove any work which differs substantially from its slide representation.

The receipt of an entry for the Exhibition will be understood as an agreement on the part of the artist with all terms and conditions aet forht in this Prospectus.

* Each member may submit up to 2 slides.

* The slides should be of excellent quality. Poor quality jeopardize chance of acceptance. Only slides with complete information will be considered.

* 35mm slides only. No tape or stick-on lables may be used on the slide mount. Mylar masking on the inner slide is acceptable.

* Lable slides as shown below:


____ Membership dues paid by January 1, 2004.

____ One or two slides.

____ Non-refundable fee: $8.00 per slide to IWS.

____ fully completed application form.

____ Self-addressed, stamped business size #10 envelope for notification and slide return.**
         **Slides of accepted work will be retained.

Mail entries to:

c/o Melva Allen
22020 Ustick Road
Caldwell, ID 83607


Whether or not a painting is offered for sale is at the discretion of the artist. IWS can assist sales by accepting a check from a buyer and contacting the artist for completion of the sale. Paintings purchased from either the Exhibition or the Traveling Show will be delivered after completion of the applicable schedule for that painting.

A commission to the IWS of 15% is required from any member who sells work as a result of the Exhibition. IWS will not require a donation from corporate Purchase Award paintings. An additional commission of 15% will be charged by BSU for paintings sold during the exhibition in Boise. Commercial galleries which co-sponsor the Traveling Show may request a commission from the artist of up to 50%. PLEASE PRICE YOUR WORK ACCORDINGLY.

Notification of the juried show status will be returned by mail. Slides of the work juried into the show will remain the property of the Idaho Watercolor Society and will be included in the IWS library. This work will also be included in the IWS Annual Juried Show DVD.

All possible care will be taken in handling slides and paintings; however, the Idaho Watercolor Society can assume no liability for the damage and/or loss of slides or paintings.

Printable Entry Application.




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