Daniel Smith Awards!

DANIEL SMITH: Artists’ Materials have very kindly donated 3 awards for our Symphony in Watercolour Exhibition. The awards will be announced at our opening event on September 28th at Boynton House on Richmond Green. Katherine Taylor will also be there to demo Daniel Smith products to our visitors.

Awards for specially selected ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ finalists

Thank you Daniel Smith from all of us at IWS Canada and CSPWC/SCPA.

For more information about our 5 day event please navigate to the link by clicking on the picture below.

The painting in this graphic, Colour of Music, is by one of our jurors, Anne McCartney CSPWC, AWS, TWSA

Rosemary & Co. Brushes!

Look what arrived yesterday in the mail – our first award which will be given to one of the finalists in our A Symphony of Watercolour exhibition this fall in Richmond Hill!

There are approximately $100 worth of brushes here for the selected recipient, and the booklets and catalogues are for us to give out to attendees.

Thank you very much, Rosemary & Co., for sponsoring us with this beautiful set of handmade artist brushes!

A Symphony in Watercolour‘, an international exhibition and festival, jointly presented by IWS Canada and the CSPWC/SCPA, takes place September 28th – October 27th, 2018.  There will be opening celebrations for 5 days at the beginning of the event and a special closing celebration at the end.  Please join us!

 

Joint Meeting of IWS Canada leadership and CSPWC leadership

Yesterday, the leaders of the Canadian Branch of the International Watercolor Society, and the leaders of the Canadian Society Of Painters in Water Colour, gathered together in person and via Skype and telephone, to discuss a BIG joint project we have coming up next year – namely, an international  watercolour festival and exhibition, or Biennale.  Lots of great ideas were discussed, and the progress that has already been made on many of them was reviewed.  There is lots of work to be done but we have a very diligent and enthusiastic team.

Soon, we will reveal all of our plans and the excitement can begin for everyone!  In the meantime, we are looking for sponsors and filling out grant applications, to make this the best event possible.

We are so pleased to have received over 40,000 views of our contest results video on Facebook, and over 30,000 views of our website since October 1st.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us in this way!

Below are just a few photos of the people who attended the meeting in person. A few of the directors  Elizabeth Irvine, Helen Shideler, Tiina Price and Rose Butler also attended via skype and telephone.

Anita Cotter, Ona Kingdon, Rayne Tunley, Lianne Todd and Atanur Dogan