CALLING FOR ENTRY
Dear Artists we are pleased to announce that the International Watercolor Society Mexico (IWS Mexico) in association with the Government of Chihuahua City and the Institute of Culture of the Chihuahua Municipality are organizing the “International Watercolor Contest “Thoughts made of Water”, which will take place in Chihuahua City.
Chihuahua is a northern city of Mexico and in October, 2017 is celebrating its 308 Anniversary. This beloved city of our country give us the chance for developing a platform that allows the ideas exchange among the artists who love watercolor and at the same time share watercolor, medium which is gaining more strength all over the world.
DATE AND VENUE
This exhibition will take place from October 6 to November 5, 2017 in the Centro de Desarrollo Cultural, CDC, and the Casa Siglo XIX Museum, both located in Chihuahua City, Chihuahua State, Mexico.
1. The event is open to all artists 16 years old and above.
2. Theme: Unrestricted.
3. Medium: Any traditional watercolor work (at least 90%) done on paper in the last 3 years.
4. No collage, pastels, class work, digital images, any form of print or reproductions. Artist’s original work only. No copies or likenesses of another artist’s work including published source or reference not attributable to the artists.
5. Size: 56 x76 cm
A group of international well known artists, as well as Gallery owners and art critics will be selected.
GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION
The images of the painting and the Application Forms should be sent together by the Country Head before July 15, 2017 to the Email: firstname.lastname@example.org according to the following format:
Country_Name_Title_Size_Year of painting.jpg
The Mail´s subject will be the name of the country and the Exhibition´s name, e. g. Indonesia Thoughts made of Water.
The size of image should be between 3MB – 5MB, no less than 1500 pixels in longer dimension.
80 to 100 artworks will be chosen for the exhibition
if accepted, artists will receive by Email the information for payment and shipping.
Artists must pay 50 USD fee of participation if their artworks are accepted.
Awards will be presented to the top 3 artists.
5 Excellence Awards will be adjudicated.
(Details will be provided later)
FRAMES, CATALOGUES AND RETURN OF THE ARTWORKS
The organizer will manage the frames for the paintings.
Each artist will receive a catalogue.
Return of artworks and delivery of catalogs is at the expense of participants
Artists grant the copyright to International Watercolor Society of Mexico to use the image of the paintings for publishing catalogue, advertising and other medias in any form.
Although IWS Mexico will take care of the artworks, Sending the inscription, the artists release the International Watercolor Society of Mexico, its representatives and the organizers from all responsibility with respect to the loss or damage of the paintings. Artists are advised to purchase insurance for their own artworks.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Deadline for sending images: July 15, 2017 (Chihuahua’s time)
Selection: July 16-20, 2017
Results: July 21, 2017
Deadline for Payment: before August 25, 2017
Deadline for the original painting arrival: before September 10, 2017
Opening: October 6, 2017
Closure: November 5, 2017
Organizing Team: IWS México