In 2012, the watercolour master Mr. Atanur Doğan from Turkey/Canada founded the International Watercolour Society (IWS) wishing to approach this most difficult art technique to all people and join them in art, creativity, connectedness and peace. The IWS Globe is present in many countries around the world and we are proud to be the official
representatives for Slovenia under the name IWS Slovenia since 2018.
The international biennial in Slovenia titled Castra started in 2015 at which a big amount of watercolour artists from all over the world participated. The digital catalogue can be found here: http://castraen.splet.arnes.si/files/2015/11/KatalogCastra-2015-www.pdf.
It is our pleasure to announce that this is the 4rd time that we organize the international watercolour biennial Castra 2021 and you are kindly invited to participate. The biennial is open for all artists in all watercolour techniques.
The opening ceremony and award issuing will be held on August 28th, the exhibition of the watercolour artworks will be open from August 28
th to October 9th in the Lokarjeva gallery in Ajdovščina. Apart from the ceremony, the traditional international 2-day watercolour ex-tempore Castra 2021 will be held in the medieval town of Vipavski Križ near Ajdovščina and Štanjel.
Art partner of CASTRA 2021 is Roman Szmal, manufacurer of watercolour paints.
Date of the exhibition: August 28th to October 9th (41 days);
Opening ceremony and award issuing: August 28th (Saturday);
Traditional international 2-day watercolour plain air: August 27th and 28th (Friday & Saturday).
Topic: landscape, people, city, abstract, still life;
maximum 2 years old (from 2019);
format: minimum 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 in), maximum 50 x 70 cm (19.7 x 27.6 in).
One watercolour artist can participate with maximum 4 artworks.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:
The watercolour artist can apply by sending photos of a maximum 4 artworks to firstname.lastname@example.org;
The professional art committee will inform the selected authors on April 20th;
The jury will inform the selection on April 23th;
All selected artists will receive an e-mail with detailed instructions about how to send the original watercolour and pay the participation fee.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SENDING DIGITAL PHOTOS OF YOUR WATERCOLOURS:
Format: .jpg / .jpeg;
Size: between 2 M pixels and 3 M pixels;
Resolution: 300 dpi;
Title: Name and Surname – Country – Title – Year – Size – Price;
Your digital photo will appear in the catalogue so please, send us the best quality photo!
You only pay if you are informed that your artworks were selected for the exhibition.
Payment deadline: June 11th;
If you want to receive the catalogue in digital form, the participation fee is the following:citizens from EU 65 EUR,
citizens outside EU 75 EUR.
If you want to receive the catalogue in printed form, the participation fee is the following
citizens from EU 70 EUR,
citizens outside EU 80 EUR.
For every artist, the participation fee covers the exhibition in the Lokarjeva gallery, the catalogue, shipping and the return of the original watercolours by Slovenian post (Pošta Slovenije), and art material by Aquarius.
If the weight of your package together with the printed catalogue is more than 2 kg, the shipping cost is higher.
IMPORTANT DATES IN 2021:
January 25: invitation to the participation on Castra 2021
April 20: Deadline for sending the digital photo of your watercolours
April 23: Announcement of the selected artworks
May 15: Deadline for sending the original watercolours from your country (at the post office, DHL, etc.)
June 11: Deadline for paying the participation fee
August 27 & 28: International watercolour extempore in Vipavski Križ and Štanjel
August 28: Castra 2021 opening ceremony and award issuing
October 9: End of the exhibition
November 30: Deadline for sending back the original watercolours (this applies for the organisers)
By the end of April 2021, the professional art committee will select 6 awarded watercolours and 10 diplomas.
They will be published on the website of Castra 2021 (https://lokarjevagalerija.splet.arnes.si), on IWS Slovenia
and Lokarjeva gallery Facebook Fan Pages.
The awards are as follows:
1st prize – 1500 EUR
2nd prize – 1000 EUR
3rd prize – 750 EUR
4th prize – 600 EUR
5th prize – 500 EUR
Aquarius prize – art material in value 500 EUR by Aquarius
Wettbewerb und Ausstellung:
1st IWS Singapore International Watercolor, August 2021
Veranstaltungsthema: „The Journey of Recovery“
Ausstellungseröffnung und Auszeichnungen:
Das Datum der Eröffnung im August 2021, der Galeriename und die Dauer der Ausstellung wird noch bekannt gegeben.
Es werden verschiedene Auszeichnungen (Gold, Silber, Bronze, Ehren- und Spezialpreise) vergeben. Ob es ein Rahmenprogramm (Plein Air, Sightseeing,..) gibt, hängt von der Entwicklung der Pandemie ab.
IWS Albi und IWS Vietnam
Österreichs Beiträge zur Internationalen Aquarell-Ausstellung in Albi, Frankreich:
Ewald Hinteregger „Coffee House“
Bernhard Weger „Pfafflar“
Austrian Contributions to the International Watercolor Exhibition in Albi, France:
Ewald Hinteregger „Coffee House“
Bernhard Weger „Pfafflar“
A Message to everyone during this difficult time ❤ At home with the children? Feeling stressed because of all the COVID-19 news??? Creating art helps to calm us no matter what age we are and this is so important during this stressful time.
Here is a simple recipe you can follow using a few normal everyday ingredients most of us already have in our homes.
To make the paint you just need water, instant coffee and some honey. Making and then using the paint is an activity for the whole family or for a person in isolation their own.
Let’s get creative! Don’t forget to share your paintings with IWS, we would love to see them.
IWS London und IWS British Isles
IWS Hong Kong
IWS Slowenien – Mini Castra 2020
(Kleines Format – Maximum DIN A4, Minimum DIN A 5)
Einsendeschluss: 3. Mai 2020
IWS Palac Lucja Polen
IWS Polen und IWS Ukraine
Details unter http://www.owworld.eu