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IWS-competitionThe 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition 2018

Call For Entries

Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Universal Watercolor Exposition, the Olympic summit of watercolor art in IWS’blueprint is designed to meet the new height of contemporary world painting art. Through the Universal Watercolor Exposition, we want to build a high-end platform, to demonstrate watercolor classics, to offer opportunities, to highlight the top level and to lead the development of the world watercolor art. We will make all effort to make Universal Watercolor Exposition the world’s most grand watercolor event, and to use watercolor art to interpret “Olympic” spiritual connotation of higher and stronger, to achieve the common goal of all the human beings “unity, friendship, peace, progress.

1.Exhibition Time of the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition

2018.5.5–2018.5.25

Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony

PM 14:30 to 16:30 May 5th, 2018

2.Exhibition Venue of the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition

Xi Shi Grand Theater (Zhuji City, Zhejiang Province)

3.Hosts

International Watercolor Society (IWS)

Zhuji Municipal Government

Organizers:

Zhuji Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film&TV

Shanghai Hong Museum

Zhuji Watercolor Art Museum

4.Art Committee of the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition

Director

Atanur Dogan,CanadaSecretary–GeneralLiu Yi,ChinaMembers:Ong Kim Seng,SingaporeAlvaro Castagnet,AustraliaJohn Salminen,USA

Joe Dowden,England

Janine Gallizia,France

Elena Bazanova,Russia

Huang Huazhao,China

5.Competition Program

We invite contributions from watercolor lovers worldwide. Every IWS member country will recommend about 20 artists of their own country, artists can also submit their own entries. The Art Committee judges will review all contributions carefully and strictly to choose about 160 works to show on the Exposition, and then select 16 winning entries.

Invited by the Organizing Committee, each member of the Art Committee and IWS Vice President will participate with one works of their own.

6.Event Calendar

Solicitation: July 2017 to January 2018

Selection: February 2018 to March 2018 (choose shortlisted works)

All the shortlisted entries received, and winning entries selected in March 2018.

The Exposition preparation will be completed in April 2018.

The guests of Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony, exhibitor artists will register on May 4th, 2018.

The Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony of the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition will be held on May 5th, 2018.

7.Procedure

7-1 Every artist can submit up to 2 watercolor entries.7-2 The entries should be original works in nearly 2 years (after January 1, 2016).7-3 The size of the works should be within 45-120cm, no mounting required.7-4 The works should be submitted as an e-mail. The mailbox that accepts the submission is uwexpo@163.comThe format of the submission mail name should be “Nationality + City + Name”. The email should be written in English or Chinese. Please provide the following information:7-4-1 Digital picture of the 1 or at most 2 works (JPEG format, 2-3MB, resolution of not less than 300DPI, picture name should be “Nationality + Artist Name + Works Name + Works Size”, size in centimeters, height * width)7-4-2 The picture of the artist’s identity documents, at least states the name, nationality, date of birth, gender, ID number and other information.

7-4-3 One recently taken, full-faced photo of the artist (for album publishing)

7-5 The solicitation period is from July 1st, 2017 to 24:00 on January 31st, 2018 (subject to receipt of the mail).

7-6 The artist of the shortlisted works will receive an e-mail of the “Shortlisted Notice”, which include an invitation of the Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony and a notice to send the original works (the original works must be consistent with the mail entries). And unsuccessful works will not be notified.

7-7 The Art Committee will select winning entries after all the shortlisted entries received.

8.Awards
8-1 Select 16 winning works from about 160 shortlisted works.1 Gold Award, bonus RMB 50,000 yuan;2 Silver Awards, bonus RMB 30,000 yuan per person;3 Bronze Awards, bonus RMB 15,000 yuan per person;1 Young Artist Award (age under 40), bonus RMB 15,000 yuan;9 Excellence Awards, bonus RMB 8,000 yuan per person.

8-2 Shortlisted Works and Winning Works

8-2-1 The shortlisted works will show on the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition from May 5th to May 25th, 2018(Xi Shi Grand Theater, Zhuji City, Zhejiang Province).

8-2-2 The shortlisted works will be included in the excellent works collection of the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition 2018.

8-2-3 The winning works will be awarded trophy, certificate and bonus of the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition 2018.

8-2-4 The winners of awards will be invited to participate in the Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony of the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition (pm 2 on May 5th, 2018), the Opening Dinner, and the 3-days painting activities in Zhuji. The Organizing Committee will bear the accommodation and transportation expenses of the above activities.

8-2-5 The artist of shortlisted works will be invited to participate in the Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony of the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition (pm 2 on May 5th, 2018), and the Opening Dinner. The Organizing Committee will bear the expenses of the Opening Dinner.

8-2-6 The artist of shortlisted works will receive 1 set of the excellent works collection of the 1st Universal Watercolor Exposition 2018.

9.Participation Fee and Related Matters
9-1 Registration is free.9-2 The Organizing Committee will bear the cost of framing works for all shortlisted works, and have the exhibition, publishing and publicity rights of the shortlisted works.9-3 Participants should bear the cost of submitting the entry materials and sending the works. The works will be returned to the artist after the end of the exhibition.9-4 To prevent accidental loss, it is recommended that exhibitor artists insure their own works during delivery.9-5 This contribution invitation has legal effect.9-6 Related schedule, shortlists, award reports and more information will be released in the official website and WeChat public number of Shanghai Hong Museum and Zhuji Watercolor Art Museum.

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