Welcome to the new IWS Canada website!  iwscanada.ca will be the location for all future news about IWS Canada and our activities.  For more day-to-day updates please visit our Facebook Page and join over 4500 other people who have liked it!  We are also now on Twitter.

New for 2018 – We are planning a joint event this fall with the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour!  We have just published the call to artists (prospectus).   Also new as of December 2017, we have two levels of membership: Friends and Paid Members.

In 2017, we asked watercolour artists from around the world to help Canada celebrate its 150th Birthday. Over 1450 artists submitted their work. We are delighted to announce the 150 finalists.

All the paintings are the copyright of the individual artists. Please do not use or reproduce without their permission.

For a more in-depth look at each of the winners of our contest, as well as other news, please visit our blog under the heading Upcoming events and news.  If you subscribe to the blog via email, you won’t miss any calls to artists or event news!  Following via WordPress, if you have an account, also helps us out by driving more people to our site.  Thank you!




We are so pleased by the willingness of all these companies and organizations to help us out with our festival this fall. It’s going to be great! Details about how each one is helping will be announced in the coming weeks. Thank you!!