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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 2021 44th International Watermedia Exhibition


In 2021, Keiko Tanabe, was our honorary juror and workshop instructor for the 44th International Watermedia Exhibition.


The 44th International Watermedia Exhibition

44th International Watermedia Exhibition Winners



FIrst Place Award

Ken Call, Diaphonus


Second Place Award
Xiaolin Zhu, Through Your Eyes


Third Place Award
Dean Mitchell, Alleyway Shadows


Odette Ruben Memorial Award
Gang Liang, Kiss of the Century 


Board of Directors Award

Kathleen Conover, Searching for Zen


Margaret Scott Bock AWARD

Jacqueline Dorsey, Wick of Youth


Jack Bowen Award

Chris Krupinski, Sweet & Sour II


Art Supply on Almeda Award
Larry Spitzberg, The Catch


Art Supply on Almeda Award

Xiao Xing Hu, Dress Up for the Holiday


Texas Art Supply AWARD

Alison Hendry, Zoey In the Dark


Texas Art Supply Award
Hiep Nguyễn, Al Is Calm


Merit Award
Jonathon Lowe, A Little Respect


Merit Award
Daniela Werneck, A Black Letter and the White Canvas


Merit Award

Tom Francesconi, Eternal Passage


Merit Award

Ruby Allen, To the Manor Born

Summary of 44th International Watermedia Exhibition Winners

First Place: Ken Call, Diaphonus

Second Place: Xiao Xing Hu, Dress Up for the Holiday

Third Place:  Dean Mitchell, Alleyway Shadows

Odette Ruben Memorial: Gang Liang, Kiss of the Century

Board of Directors: Kathleen Conover, Searching for Zen

Jack Bowen Award: Chris Krupinski, Sweet and Sour II

Margaret Scott Bock: Jacqueline Dorsey, Wick of Youth

Art Supply on Almeda Awards

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

Texas Art Supply Awards

  • Alison Hendry, Zoey in the Dark
  • Hiep Nguyễn, All Í Calm

Merit Awards

  • Joseph Lowe, A Little Respect
  • Daniela Werneck, A Black Letter and the White Canvas
  • Tom Francesconi, Eternal Passage
  • Ruby Allen, To the Manor Burn

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