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Iowa Watercolor traveling show coming to Greenfield

GREENFIELD – The Warren Cultural Center (WCC) in Greenfield presents the Iowa Watercolor Society’s (IWS) 2017-18 Traveling Show, starting Oct. 12 and running through the end of November.  

The traveling exhibit of 30 paintings includes five IWS awards of excellence, best transparent watercolor and seven honorable mentions. The paintings in the traveling show represent the work of 24 Iowa artists, truly the best of the best. Internationally known artist Ann Abgott juried and judged this year’s annual competition in Perry that consisted of 60 paintings. These paintings were chosen from 117 entries from artists across Iowa.

IWS is an organization with more than 170 members that are beginning, amateur and professional artists. The organization offers the opportunity for watercolorists of all skill levels to network with artists statewide. The only requirement for membership is an interest in watercolor painting.

IWS was organized in 1977 by a group of devoted artists that loved watercolor painting. They were led by Joe Messner of Cedar Rapids. Each year the organization sponsors an annual meeting, a juried exhibition, a luncheon with an award ceremony and workshops. The organization’s primary purpose is to promote and support the arts in Iowa with an emphasis on watercolor painting.

The exhibit will be on display in the lobby/gallery of the WCC at no charge, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday through Ed & Eva’s and during WCC events. 

For more information, contact Ken Sidey, director, at or call 641-343-7337.

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