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IWS is an international watercolour society that promotes peace, love, and tolerance through art. Art has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. It brings people together and IWS Canada’s mission is to do just that – to unify those who live to create and also those who love art. Help us to spread some love around our world today.

Latest News:

Announcing our 2023 International Watercolour Summit


Submission deadline: 2023 3/13(Sun)
Entry details: Complete the submission form. https://form.jotform.com/230289581245258 Send the artwork image (without edge) JPEG file around 2MB


File name: Artist’s name_title_size_country
Eligibility: Participants must be over 18 years and agree to the terms and conditions of the exhibition. Complete the submission form.
Artwork: Transparent watercolour painting. Other materials (pencil, pen, etc.)can be used less than 5%. One original artwork per person.


Size: 38x56cm for gallery exhibition
If you participate in the online exhibition only, the dimension of the painting is not restricted.


Entry fee: Free for submission.
The selected artworks will be subject to an exhibition online catalogue for 10 USDGallery Exhibition: Delivery with the frame is 50 USD.
Without the frame is 100 USD
Exhibition date: September 27th 2023~January16th 2024
Location: Leigh Square Community Arts Village (Michael Wright Art Gallery), 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia V3C 3B8, Canada
Notification of the results: End of March


Our latest 3D gallery is now online, click below to visit

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Download the latest IWS Canada Magazine for Winter 2022/23

Télécharger le version Francais pour l’hiver 2022/2023

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Our Osmosis event has been very successful. Our members have worked hard to help  to share our love of and hopefully pass on our enthusiasm for  watercolour to the younger generation!

Our IWS Canada members  buddied with youth and infused their love of Watercolour to the younger generation. We had over 50 youth around Canada, Aged between 3 and 18 years old, who  loved their introduction to watercolour. Have a look through this album to see some of things they have been doing.

This was Christopher’s first visit to the
Opus Art store in Vancouver. He was
excited to also try the Winsor Newton
paints and paper!


Celebrating the season with Jennifer
Claveau’s buddy and opera rose paint.


It is our good fortune to be sponsored by Da Vinci.
Mentors and buddies alike are enjoying their adventures
with Da Vinci paints. #davincimoment


One of Roberta Luchinski’s buddies
learning to mix colours.


Spring cards by Alice Bottrill’s Osmosis


Pandas for Mother’s Day from our
Vancouver buddies.


Susanne Nason’s paint buddy, Jordis, &
her mom unleashing their creativity


Jordis, her mom, and Susanne Nason visited By the Sea, Gallery
Gifts and Art Supplies. A special thanks for opening the store for this visit
on a Monday which would normally have been their day off .


Showing initiative and keeping it in the family…painting at home
between Jennifer Claveau’s Osmosis sessions!


Rylin in Cambridge, getting ready.


A creative youth in NB is
pleased with the Bokeh Technique.

Alice Bottrill and her Osmosis group, creating some fall themed paintings.