Current Exhibition – WFWS45 Exhibition

Update On the Idaho WFWS Exhibition:

Here is the latest information on the Western Federation of Watercolor Society’s 45th Annual Exhibition. The Boise, Idaho Exhibit will go on, but the convention pieces are cancelled unless things change drastically.
“In light of the pandemic and increasing personal risk factors, IWS has elected to cancel the convention at The Riverside Hotel as part of WFWS-45’s contingency plan.

Our WFWS-45 Team Leaders almost unanimously agreed that the health risks are too high for our artists and attendees. We generally foresee it not improving by late April or May.

Should the environment reverse itself and surprise us all in the next few weeks, we will reconsider and reformulate plans to host delegate & networking meetings and special activities on June 4-7. However, that seems quite unlikely. Sorry to all of us! Our plans for you were extraordinary!

If you have made Riverside reservations, please cancel them.

We are forging ahead with the WFWS-45 Exhibition however. We have 3 options which time will tell which door we get to open:

1. Health conditions rally and the Gala, Awards, public reception and Exhibition proceed as planned June 5-July 26 at the museum.

2. Exhibition is framed and hangs for only one month -July. We host a smaller public reception at the museum.

3. The museum does not reopen in time and we have an online Exhibition with video Including Quiller comments. We would hope each society will post this on their websites. We would also post it to Youtube and other social media sites and share it wherever possible.

$10000 worth of awards and merchandise will be selected by Quiller. He will judge by live video and digital entries. Quiller will help create a video with his comments of the top 20 award winners, to be shared in #3 above.

Catalogs, certificates and awards will be mailed out to all delegates.

We greatly appreciate your support. Stay safe and use that physical distancing to your right brain advantage! “

Anne Watson Sorensen, WFWS-45 Project Chairman


For questions about the current exhibit contact Ralph Kingery:

Accepted Artist List

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