The International Watermedia Exhibition (IWE) is one of two juried exhibitions held annually, the other being the Annual Members Exhibit (AME).  Whereas AME is open to only WAS-H members, IWE showcases the excellence of watermedia artists from as far away as Australia, Bulgaria, China, Germany, India and the Netherlands.  Selected by a renowned juror and judge, the paintings receive exposure in a month-long, open-to-the-public gallery exhibit as well as an online exhibit that lasts through the end of the year. Winning participants receive substantial cash awards.

This year's Exhibition was on display from March 3 through March 31.  Visitors viewed 88 masterworks from four countries and 21 states.  This year's show was judged by Vladislav Yeliseyev.  See the exhibition below (scroll down).  You can watch a video to see samples of Vlad's demo and the March 3rd reception HERE.  

                                 47TH INTERNATIONAL WATERMEDIA EXHIBITION                         

"This is a high-quality show. It rivals the American Watercolor Society Show."

~ Vlad Yeliseyev 

Vladislav Yeliseyev judges the show on Saturday, March 2:

A full house for Vlad's demo on Sunday, March 3:

2024 IWE Award Winners

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Mehrdad Sedghi

"Ode to Joy" with Joy

Watercolor on Paper

Anaheim, CA


Nishita Jain

Early Winter Snow

Watercolor on Paper

Columbia, MD


Dean Mitchell


Watercolor on Paper

Tampa, FL


Odette Ruben

Memorial Award

Laurie Hammons

Flowers for Barbara

Acrylic and Pencil on Paper

Houston, TX

$550 (sold)

Margaret Scott Bock Award

John James

Lightning Rod

Watercolor on Paper

Virginia Beach, VA


Jack Bowen Award

Adam Zhao

Mr. Brawn, Judge Emeritus

Watercolor on Paper

Houston, TX


E.T. Kraycirik

Memorial Award

Kathleen Conover

Contemplating Flight

Watercolor on Paper

Marquette, MI

$2,800 (sold)

Merit Awards

Mohammad Bhatti

Shadows of Agony

Watermedia on Paper

Richmond, TX

$1,000 (sold)

Aida Birritteri


Watercolor/Gouache on Paper

High Bridge, NJ


Kathleen Durdin

Sunset Stroll

Watercolor on Paper

Tampa, FL

$750 (sold)

Chris Krupinski

Feeling Left Out

Watercolor on Paper

Maineville, OH


Irene Sheytman

Dream City-3

Watercolor on Paper

Houston, TX


Philip Weigand

Mission San Jose

Watercolor on Paper 

Houston, TX

Not for Sale

David Smith

Plein Air, 9:30-11am, Windy, Rainy, Luther Burbank

Watercolor on Paper 

Seattle, WA


Erik Sprohge

World Houston

Watercolor on Paper  

Houston, TX


Z Feng

In the Wood

Watercolor on Paper

Radford, VA


Keiko Yasuoka

Under the Sunlight

Watercolor on Paper 

Houston, TX

Not for Sale

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Houston, TX

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