Iowa Watercolor Society exhibit at Luther College

The Iowa Watercolor Society Annual Traveling Show will be on display Feb. 5-March 31 in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. Internationally known artist and architectural illustrator Iain Steward juried and judged the 2015 annual Iowa Watercolor Society competition held in Perry, Iowa. Chosen from over 140 entries, the traveling show is a representation of twenty-five Iowa artists who were finalists in the competition.

The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

This year's show features 27 paintings, the finalists of sixty juried paintings chosen from over 140 total entries. The exhibit includes the top five Awards of Excellence, eight Honorable Mentions and the painting chosen as Best Translucent Watercolor.

Organized in 1977 by a group of devoted artists that loved watercolor painting, the Iowa Watercolor Society is an organization made up of amateur and professional artists. The only requirement for membership is an interest in watercolor painting.

Each year, the organization holds an annual meeting, juried show and watercolor workshops. The organization's primary purpose is to promote and support the arts in Iowa with an emphasis on watercolor painting.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,400, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.