by Donna Schultz Van Fleet, IWE Chair
For more than forty-five years, this globally recognized competition has attracted artists from as far away as China and India, and the corresponding, month-long exhibit has been a staple in the art community attended by art collectors and enthusiasts. The 2022 IWE received entries from almost 200 artists from 34 states and 5 nations. From the almost 400 submitted pieces of art, nearly 100 were invited to be displayed in what was described by culture and entertainment journalist Andrew Dansby as "a feast of astounding works."
The 46th International Watermedia Exhibition will showcase artistic excellence of global participants from March 5 – March 30, 2023 at the WAS-H Gallery, and winners will be awarded over $10,000 in cash prizes.
Acclaimed watercolor artist, Brenda Swenson, will serve as juror and judge for the event. Additionally, Swenson will instruct a four-day workshop coincident with the exhibition. A Signature Artist in WW, NWWS, SDWS and CWA, Swenson's art has been featured in several volumes of "Splash: Best of Watercolor", "Watercolor Artist", "Watercolor Magazine", "Watercolor Highlights", "Plein Air Magazine" and numerous other publications. She is the author of two books and an active participant in the arts community as 1st Vice-President of the California Art Club, as well as having served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.
Entries are submitted through Call for Entry (CaFE') at this link HERE
The deadline for artist submissions is January 13, 2023, and invited entries must be received at the WAS-H gallery by 3:00 p.m. CST, on February 28, 2023, to be included in the exhibition.
To view the Prospectus: Click Here