The major focus of IWA is to promote the advancement of wildlife art within Indiana, and to provide wildlife artists an opportunity to meet, learn, share, teach and exhibit their artwork.
IWA encourages the recognition and understanding of wildlife among its members by offering special events sponsored by one of the Chapters at various wildlife facilities, parks and preserves around the State.
IWA also sponsors seminars and workshops on wildlife art and related topics for members and other groups upon request.
IWA underwrites one special major event every year: the Annual Exhibit.
In 2017, at the Annual meeting it was the general consensus of the membership to keep the Annual Exhibit in a more centralized venue, and to create an Exhibit Committee to organize the exhibit rather than a chapter. For now that centralized venue is the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, 7700 N Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46260.