Dear UWS Members,
This Spring has been a crazy time for all of us. But, the UWS would like to congratulate, again, eight of our members who were selected for inclusion in the regional 2020 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) Exhibition, hosted by Idaho Watercolor Society.
Since IWS was unable to go forward with their original exhibition plans, they have made an alternate, 3-day exhibition plan to promote healing the community through art. There will be local publicity for the event, and those artists who were accepted to the exhibition and who chose to participate in this alternative event will have their work displayed for these three days.
The exhibition will also be available for all to view online along with comments from the juror starting June 5th (see links below).
Please, take some time to view the wonderful paintings accepted to this year’s WFWS, and get excited as Utah Watercolor Society is the next host of this prestigious show in May 2021!
Message from IWS:
This is the first opportunity for IWS to host and bring the prestigious WFWS Exhibition to Idaho. However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic and increasing personal risk factors of COVID-19, the WFSW-45 convention and Exhibition has been cancelled.
Although the WFWS-45 Museum Exhibition has been cancelled, we are overjoyed to report that we have partnered with our arts-minded Riverside Hotel to provide outreach and healing to the Gem State during this pandemic. The WFWS-45
The Exhibition will be held at the Riverside Hotel Grand Ballroom for 3 days June 5-7, 2020:
Friday, June 5th: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 6th: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 7th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
IWS is pleased to present 2 videos with direct links below. They will go live on Friday, June 5th.
Video 1: WFWS-45 Part 1: Welcome and Awards
Video 2: WFWS-45 Part 2: Exhibition
UWS Paintings included in the WFWS 2020 Exhibition:
- Terrece Beesley “Flights of Fancy”
- Chariya Ernst “Nothing New There”
- Andi Jorgensen “Crossing Over”
- Michelle Nixon “Having Studied the Human Antitheses”
- Jana Parkin “Hike to Stewart Falls”
- Roxane Pfister “Sage of the Kalunga”
- Ian Ramsay “West Bay”
- Sandy Wisecup “Chronicled”
UWS 2020 Accepted Artist paintings:
June – July 2020 Hosted by Idaho Watercolor Society