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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.

Our thanks to 7 IWS Canada Symphony in Watercolour finalists ,Lorraine Watry, Alexandra Bryksa, Jan Min, Carrie Carrie Roets-Waller, Sun 孙建刚, William Rogers and Lianne Todd who spent their time helping our president of IWS Canada Ona Kingdon to create this video. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Creative Commons license

Important Dates for  Symphony in Watercolour Finalists:

  • HAND PICK UP OF PAINTINGS: 10am-4pm on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October ONLY
  • SHIPPING PAINTINGS BACK TO ARTISTS: Please be patient with us at IWS Canada. We are working as fast as we can to get your paintings back to you but it will take a couple of weeks to contact you all and arrange shipping.
  • All paintings with pre paid shipping labels are with the couriers and will be with you soon.
  • All artists within Canada have been notified to the costs of return shipping. Please let us know your preferred option.
  • We are currently working our way through the list of International artists and will make sure we have contacted you with your options by Nov 7th at the latest.
  • Paintings not sold will be taken to the courier or mailed by November 16th, 2018 as long as payment for return has been completed.

Here are some quick links to  see the watercolours from our most recent exhibition 

A Symphony in Watercolour – The Exhibit

Award Winners


Special Mentions

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Award Winners

The CSPWC Grand Prize for Best in Show – Lana Privitera USA Some Wrinkles to Iron
The IWS Canada Youth Award – Yong-Ching , Jhang  Taiwan  Smile at the age of 19

Rockwell Art Supplies/Eureka Award 1 – Roy Tibbits   Canada     Winter Sentinels
Rockwell Art Supplies/Eureka Award 2 -Moe Win      Myanmar  Padaung Old Woman
Rockwell Art Supplies/Eureka Award 3 – Conny Jager   Canada     Under the L

Daniel Smith Colors of Inspiration Award – William Rogers   Canada     Matinee Duel
Daniel Smith Designers Award – Kashinath Das   India   View of Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Daniel Smith New Colors Award –  Anna Ivanova  Russia  Bayaders

The DeSerres Award -Anthony Saldutto  Canada     Rays
QoR Modern Watercolor by GOLDEN Award – Corinne Izquierdo  France  Pecheur du Sud
Rosemary & Co Brush Award – Richard Tiejun Chao      Australia      A Thinker

Da Vinci Paint Co Awards:
1. Jacques Villares      Spain      Madrid 70’s
2. Jansen Chow      Malaysia      Night Market
3. Jose Apaza      Mexico      Cantera (quarry)
4. Mykhailo Rychkov      Ukraine      Evening in Quebec
5. Yelena Iokton      Kazakhstan      Hunter

Escoda Brushes Awards:
1. Barbara Eguchi   Canada     Rhythms of Kensington
2. Sun Jiangang      China      The stone beach under the sun
3. Shan raza amrohvi      Pakistan      Buzkashi game 2

Richmond Hill Creative Eye Love and Peace Awards:
1. Mohammad ali Yazdchi      Iran      White Flowers
2. Barbara Farren   Canada     Sleeping at the Airport
3. Gail Sutherland      Canada      D’Aubins Cove
4. Shirin Nematzadeh      Iran      Pink flowers

People’s Choice Award: Chosen by popular vote on social media:
Raul Saria    Singapore     Breeze beside the River

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Raul Saria – Singapore. Breeze Besides the River. 11×15″. *People’s Choice on Facebook