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Idaho Watercolor Society Group Exhibition

  • 11/09/2023
  • 9am - 5pm Mon-Thurs, 9am - 3pm Fri, 11am - 3pm Sat
  • Willard Arts Center

Carr Gallery

Traveling Exhibition featured November 9 - December 10, featured regional artist December 10 - January 7

Gallery reception November 16, 5:30-7:30pm

Sponsored by Tiny Jelly, Susan Mandella, Ken and Karma Taylor, Michael Saunders and Dr Monika Buerger, Michael Mikolajczak, Lorena Murdock, and Randy and Debra Kern

Image by Linda Aman

Idaho Watercolor Society

East Region Exhibition Theme: Nostalgia

Nostalgia can be defined as “a sentimental or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations” (Oxford Languages). The theme for the 2023 IWS East Region Exhibition at the Carr Gallery will take inspiration from old as the primary inspiration for our paintings to create a sense of nostalgia. This may include (but is not limited to) full or partial colorization of old tintype or black and white photos or combining elements from multiple old photos as the primary inspiration for a new and unique piece of art. Paintings may be done in full color or mono tone, but must be done using a water-based media.

The Idaho Watercolor Society’s mission is to promote and support the use of watercolor media and to educate the public as to the significance of watercolor painting. The Society advances the interests of painters in watercolor and water media through its programs, workshops, and exhibits.

The IWS is divided into 5 regions across the state of Idaho to better serve its members. The East Region covers the area from Salmon to Arco to Driggs and is headquartered in Idaho Falls. If you would like more information, please check out the IWS web page at or contact Les Scott, the Regional Director, at

The fall 2023 exhibition also includes winning artworks from the Idaho Watercolor Society's 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition (Nov 9 - Dec 10) and works by regional featured artist Susan Snyder (Dec 12 - Jan 7).