THE INTERNATIONAL WATERMEDIA EXHIBITION (IWE)

The International Watermedia Exhibition (IWE) is Houston's premier watermedia-specific event. A once a year phenomenon, the IWE showcases the finest watermedia artists from around the world to address new and edgy techniques and create a global conversation. During the month of March, participating artists receive maximum exposure at our juried, month-long exhibit and have an opportunity to win generous awards from our sponsors. Located in the heart of the Museum District, WAS-H is accessible and a must-see while touring Houston's fine art establishments.

The 44th International Watermedia Exhibition


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties associated with hosting this exhibition, a number of changes have been made. This year's IWE will be an Online Exhibition with the potential for the award winners to have a special gallery exhibition, local government health guidelines permitting.

  • Entry submission begins via CallforEntry.org (CaFE): Wednesday, October 7, 2020 via https://www.callforentry.org/
  • Deadline for online entry submission is 11:59pm MST on Friday, January 8, 2021
  • More than $7000 in prizes
  • Online Exhibition Opens Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3:00PM CT
  • Questions: International Watermedia Exhibition Director Tom Kraycirik, iwe2@watercolorhouston.org (713-907-0012)
Awards
  • Cash Awards: 1st Place-$2000, 2nd Place-$1200, and 3rd Place-$1100
  • Special Awards: Odette Rubin Memorial-$1000; Board of Directors- $500;  Jack Bowen Award-$500
  • Merit Awards: $175 each
  • Honorable Mention Awards: Ribbons
  • Only one award per artist
  • Winners are notified by phone and/or email on March 6, 2021

The 43rd International Watermedia Exhibition

In 2020, Eric Wiegardt, AWS-DF, NWS, was our honorary juror and workshop instructor for the 43rd International Watermedia Exhibition. As a teacher and artist, Eric has left an indelible mark on the American and International art scene with his bold, loose painting style. He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions throughout the US and China. He has taught over 5,000 watercolorists his popular "Wiegardt's Painterly Watercolors" workshops. Over 4,000 original paintings have been collected privately and corporately including the US State Dept., US AMB Alice G. Wells, Amman, Jordan

View the IWE 2020 Catalogue

2020 International Watermedia Exhibition Winners


1st Place

Dongfeng Li, Fishing Boat Bathed in the Morning Glow



2nd Place

Kathleen Conover, Divided: Industrial Evolution


3rd Place

Jennifer Martin, Memory Gone


ODETTE RUBEN MEMORIAL AWARD

Soon Warren, Golden Age - Sunflower


Board of Directors Award

Chris Krupinski, Apostrophe


JACK BOWEN AWARD

Atanas Matsurev, Autumnal


Art Supply on Almeda Award

Kim Granhaug, Harvey


Margaret Scott Bock Award

Marilynne Bradley, At Sea


Merit Award
Deanna Beaujot, Sun Fun


Merit Award
Francesca Brayton, Seal Beach Junior Lifeguards


Merit Award
Cliff Hamberlin, An die Freude


Merit Award
Larry Spitzberg, Coming Aboard!


Merit Award
Taigo Yasukawa, Two Old Pine Trees


Texas Art Supply Award
Matt White, Dale's Tree


TEXAS ART SUPPLY Award
Ken Call, Dos Hermanas


Honorable Mention

Severn Wang, Morning Prayer, Jerusalum

HONORABLE MENTION
Erhu Zhang, Fish Hawk


Honorable Mention
Carol Hubbard, Carpe Diem

HONORABLE MENTION
Vanessa Sosa, Napping Hippo


Honorable Mention
Norma Herring, Patrician Woods

First Place: Dongfeng Li, Fishing Boat Bathed in the Morning Glow

Second Place: Kathleen Conover, Divided: Industrial Evolution

Third Place:  Jennifer Martin, Memory Gone

Odette Ruben Memorial: Soon Warren, Golden Age - Sunflower

Board of Directors: Chris Krupinski, Apostrophe

Jack Bowen Award: Atanas Matsurev, Autumnal

Art Supply on Almeda: Kim Granhaug, Harvey

Merit Awards

  • Deanna Beaujot, Sun Fun
  • Francesca Brayton, Seal Beach Junior Lifeguards
  • Cliff Hamberlin, An die Freude
  • Larry Spitzberg, Coming Aboard!
  • Taigo Yasukawa, Two Old Pine Trees

Margaret Scott Bock Award: Marilynne Bradley, At Sea

Texas Art Supply Awards

  • Matt White, Dale's Tree
  • Ken Call, Dos Hermanas

Honorable Mention Awards

  • Severn Wang, Morning Prayer, Jerusalum
  • Erhu Zhang, Fish Hawk
  • Carol Hubbard, Carpe Diem
  • Vanessa Sosa, Napping Hippo
  • Norma Herring, Patrician Woods

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the WAS-H 43rd International Watermedia Exhibition


IWE 2020 RECEPTION

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Gallery: 713-942-9966
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