Dubuque Museum of Art was proud to be the first venue on the Iowa Watercolor Society’s 2012 Traveling Exhibition tour. The Iowa Watercolor Society (IWS) is an organization committed to supporting and encouraging the advancement of the watercolor medium and showcasing the artistic talents of Iowans.
The society holds an annual meeting in September that includes a juried art show open to all IWS members. The show is selective and the IWS provides over $2,500 in cash and prizes for each show. The traveling exhibition includes thirty paintings selected from the juried show. The 2012 judge was Paul Jackson, well-known artist, author, journal contributor, and international presenter. Ten of the paintings were selected by Jackson for various awards.
In an attempt to support local artists and bring quality art to all areas of the state, the IWS offers this exhibition free of charge to interested venues. This year’s exhibition begins at the Dubuque Museum of Art, then on to Maquoketa Art Experience, Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls, Clear Lake Art Center, and Greater Iowa Credit Union in Ames.