150 ways to celebrate IWS Canada Online Watercolor Competition

Rules of entry:

·         Artists 15 years of age and above may submit one (1) piece of art
·         Each piece should be no less than 90% watercolour on paper, watercolour canvas, aquaboard, gesso coated paper, or yupo.
·         Each piece should be an original of the artist…not a copy of another’s painting or photo; nor should the entry have been done under instruction or in a class/workshop; the piece should also have been done in the last 3-5 years

From all the received on-line entries, our panel of jurors Ona Kingdon (head of IWS Canada), Rayne Tunley (president of Canadian Society of Painters Watercolour), Atanur Dogan (President of IWS Globe) as well as Lok Kerk Hwang our invited International guest juror will select a total of 150 finalists (in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday).

The jurors will then choose 1st,  2nd  and 3rd  International AND 1st ,  2nd  and 3rd  Canadian winners! They will also choose one (1) International youth winner and one (1) National youth winner (youth selection will be from those artists between 18 and 25 years of age) . All 8 winners will receive a certificate and get automatic entry of one painting into our physical exhibition in 2018 and for the six (6) adult winners, an opportunity to demo at the 2018 Exhibition!!!!

Our 2018 Festival of Watercolour will open late September 2018 and run until the end of October. We are still finalizing dates but it will be in Richmond Hill, Ontario and will be a joint event with the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. Both Rayne Tunley and I really hope that both you and Rainbow will be able to attend the event. I will send you more details as soon as we have confirmed everything.

​Ona Kingdon (Head of IWS Canada)


1st National:   David McEown (Canada) Lake Superior Shoreline #3

2nd National:  Emily Read (Canada) Night Sun

3rd National:  Gail Sutherland (Canada) Tumble

1st International:  Richard Tiejun Chao (Australia)  Hair in the Air

2nd International:  Jose Apaza (Mexico)  Fiesta

3rd International:  Moe Win (Myanmar)  Happy Nuns

1st National Youth  (15-25):  Iris Lee (Canada) Blossoming Dreams

1st International Youth  (15-25):  Mrinal Banik (Bangladesh) Old Town

Honourable Mentions:

David L. Stickel (USA), Room with a View – Duomo of Milan; Anna Ivanova (Russia), Flowers; Galuh Tajimalela (Indonesia), My Everlasting Book; Nanasaheb B. Yeole (India), Rainy Evening of Mumbai; Phyllis Tseng (USA), The Little Dreamer; Sutee Kaenyuk (Thailand), Happy Baby; Suresh Dhondiba Bhosale (India), Golden Mumbai; Fan Junrang (China), In the Mood for Love; Eudes Correia (Brazil), Life; Margaret Roseman (Canada), Sisters; Marney Ward (Canada), Butchart’s Begonias; Rene Thibault (Canada), Above the Rockies #27; Angelina Bloshchitsyna (youth) (Belarus) Still Life, Rose Butler (youth) (Canada) Brown and Storey Square.

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