Painting to Spread Some Love Around the World

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 live to love art.

Help us to spread some love around our world today

I would like to thank 7 IWS Canada Symphony in Watercolour finalists, Lorraine Watry, Alexandra Bryska, Jan Min, Carrie Waller, Sun Jiangang, William Rogers and Lianne Todd who spent their time helping me to create this video. You are all AWESOME!!!

-Ona Kingdon (President of IWS Canada)

Award Winners!

Two weeks ago during the opening celebrations of our A Symphony in Watercolour Exhibit, the awards given by the jurors Peter Marsh CSPWC, OSA, SCA, TWS, Anne McCartney CSPWC, AWS, TWSA and Rainbow Ze (youth juror) were announced.  We are so grateful for all of our sponsors and the numerous prizes that we were able to give out!

They are listed below – keep scrolling for a gallery of the winning images:

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

To view images as a slideshow, click on one and then use arrow cursor keys.

Last Four Days to see the WHOLE Exhibit and more…

As noted in our last post, the entire exhibit is currently located at Boynton House in Richmond Hill (at Richmond Green). The exhibit at Boynton House will close as of October 15, when all paintings will be taken from there, and some will be selected to relocate to the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

In the meantime, there is plenty to enjoy at Boynton House and it would certainly be worth your while to get there before the end of this weekend!  Our exhibit has been so popular that over 1100 people have visited as of Tuesday afternoon!

View the now over 90 paintings on exhibit, (combining those from Burr House as well.)

Experience the magic of Ona Kingdon painting live daily.

Try a watercolour activity this weekend.

See IWS Canada’s “Love Around the World” paint video preview.

Come join in the celebration of watercolour!

Notes from last weekend:

We had a wonderful day today letting the children of our local community in Richmond Hill experiment with Watercolour. Hope you enjoy looking through our Symphony in Watercolour Children’s album, just a small selection from all the paintings created at Boynton House on Richmond Green on Saturday the 6th and Sunday 7th October:

 

Thank you to Da Vinci Paint Co. for providing a few of your dot palettes for the children to experiment with. They LOVED creating their own #DaVinciMoment and to DeSerres for providing the paper for this activity. You are both AWESOME sponsors of our Symphony in Watercolour.

All Paintings are now at Boynton House

Just a note to keep everyone apprised of the current locations of our ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ international exhibit.  While up until today, paintings were at two locations, Boynton House and Burr House in Richmond Hill,  the ones at Burr House are moving today to Boynton House, so that the entire exhibit will be located there.

Later on in the month, some of the paintings will be moving to the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, in anticipation of the special performance there at the end of the month (October 27).

For full information on exhibit locations and timing, please click on this sentence.

To buy tickets for the performance at RHCPA, please click the image below:

Pumpkin Fest at Richmond Green

There is a great opportunity for family fun this weekend in Richmond Hill and it just happens to be right outside Boynton House (click for MAP) where much of our A Symphony in Watercolour exhibit is.

Richmond Hill’s Pumpkin Fest is on all weekend from 10 am to 6 pm.  The exhibit at Boynton House will be open today and tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm.   A perfect outing for everyone.  Please click the links in this post for more information about Pumpkin Fest.  And then please come and visit us in Boynton House as well.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

For all of our exhibition hours, please click this LINK.