Thursday, November 07, 2013

Royal Watercolour Society in Malta, Auberge d'Italie

I Have 15 paintings in this exhibition which had its first airing earlier this year at the Bankside Gallery, London.

photos of the opening courtesy of Peter Quinn RWS

Auberge d'Italie
 Opening evening Wednesday 6th November
Exhibition continues
Mon-Fri 9-5
Sat 9-12.30
until 15th December 2013

Heritage Malta, Royal Watercolour Society in Malta.
Paintings by 13 members of RWS.

Bronze Award from the Shenzhen Internationl watercolour Biennial 2013

Jury Result of Shenzhen Watercolour Biennial 2013-2014

Congratulations to all winners!

Shenzhen Watercolour Biennial received 2,825 entries from 54 countries. The Jury Committee selected 237 paintings (118 paintings from China, 119 paintings from other countries) for the show.24 of them won awards. 250 paintings, including 5 from guest artists, 8 from the jurors and scrutineers, are going to be ...shown from December 10th,2013 to January 10th,2014 in Shenzhen Art Museum. There is going to be travel show in museums of eight cities. They are Ningbo Art Museum in Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Library in Zhejiang Province, Hei Longjiang Art Museum in Hei Longjiang Province, , Hubei Art Museum in Hubei Province, Chongqing Art Museum in Chongqing City, Shanxi Art Museum in Shanxi Province, Yinchuan Art Museum in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Asia Watercolour Art Museum in Hainan Province in 2014.


Jurors of Selection and Arward:

LU Hong,CAA, Chairman(China)

David Taylor,AWI,FVAS(Australia)

LIU Shouxiang, CAA(China)

John T. Salminen,NWS,AWS.DF(USA)

Thomas Plunkett,PRWS (U.K.)

Andy Wood,RI,RBA (U.K.)

Juror of Selection:

Chen Jian,CAA(China)


ZHOU Tianya,CAA.NWS.(China). Curator of Biennial

LI Xiaoyang,(China)

Jury Result of Shenzhen Watercolour Biennial 2013-2014

1,Shenzhen International Watercolor Prize(Best of Show,US$9846+ Medal+ Diploma)
In Front of Table (Follow-up Sequel #6-7)
Shao Yuhao (China)
Award Mentioned By Thomas Plunkett

2,Luohu International Watercolor Prize (Gold Medal Award,US$8205 + Medal+ Diploma )
Zhao Jitong (China)
Award Mentioned By LIU Shouxiang

3,Silver Prize (US$6564 + Diploma)
A Sunday on West Lake Side
Yang Jiyi (China)
Award Mentioned By Thomas Plunkett,Andy Wood ,David Taylor

4,Bronze Prize ( US$ 4923 + Diploma)
Slipping into the Shadows
Angus Maywood Mcewan(UK)
Award Mentioned By Andy Wood

5,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
Water Mirror Bloom
Li Jia (China)
Award Mentioned By LIU Shouxiang

6,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
True Gobi Desert #1
Quan Wei (China)
Award Mentioned By LU Hong

7,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
Peng Cheng (China)
Award Mentioned By Andy Wood

8,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
Flowers Thinking Language
Ren Hui (China)
Award Mentioned By LU Hong,John T. Salminen

9,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
Strong Wind
Wang Qiaoqiao (China)
Award Mentioned By Thomas Plunkett,John T. Salminen

10,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
Michael Schlicting(USA)
Award Mentioned By Andy Wood

11,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
Scattered Driftwood
Brian Stratton(Australia)
Award Mentioned By LIU Shouxiang

12,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
After the Rain
Stanislaw Zoladz(Sweden)
Award Mentioned By David Taylor

13,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
Celestial No.3
Carol Staub(USA)
Award Mentioned By Thomas Plunkett

14,Excellence Prize (US$4102 + Diploma)
Oriental Jumble
Sandra Hendy,(Australia)
Award Mentioned By LIU Shouxiang

15,Daniel Smith Merchandise Award (iploma+Premier Watercolor Collection – 231, 15ml tubes of DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors, MSRP Value $4011.54.)
Xiao Rong (China)
Award Mentioned By David Taylor

16,Honorable Mention (Diploma)
City Reflection
Jansen Chow (Malaysia)
Award Mentioned By Andy Wood,David Taylor

17,Honorable Mention(Diploma)
Dong Guihan (China)
Award Mentioned By Thomas Plunkett

18,Honorable Mention(Diploma)
A 15-year-old Girl
Li Xiaocheng (China)
Award Mentioned ByJohn T. Salminen

19,Honorable Mention(Diploma)
Interior Mobility
Dave Maxwell(USA)
Award Mentioned By John T. Salminen

20,Honorable Mention(Diploma)
Su Haiqing (China)
Award Mentioned By John T. Salminen

21,Honorable Mention(Diploma)
All of A Sudden·Hurricane
Yao Bo (China)
Award Mentioned By LU Hong,LIU Shouxiang

22,Honorable Mention(Diploma)
Traces of Time and Tide
Zhang Chengbi (China)
Award Mentioned By David Taylor

23,Honorable Mention(Diploma)
Taihang Caprice #3
Zhu Dabai (China)
Award Mentioned By LU Hong

24,Honorable Mention(Diploma)
Waste Diary #5
Zuo Xinmin (China)
Award Mentioned ByLU Hong

Fabriano workshop 2013

It was concluded with great success the workshop "Texture in Watercolour" that the Scottish artist, Angus McEwan held at the Museum of Paper and Watermark last weekend with the participation of artists coming not only from the Marche, Lazio from, Umbria, Emilia Romagna and Veneto. McEwan, member of the Royal Watercolour Society and Scottish Watercolour Society and winner of the last edition of the International Biennial Fabriano Watercolour 2012 with the opera "Taking the strain II", is spending an artist residency in Fabriano in preparation for the staff that will be hosted in the next edition of the award scheduled for next year, from 14 June to 31 August.

The artist, a native of Dundee in Scotland and art teacher, is highly rated internationally for the sophistication with which he created works of extraordinary detail, as to make the objects painted very real, almost touching as in the case of the works in the exhibition itinerant "The Art of Real" which has already hit the United States, China and England.

The artist

"I'm really happy to be here in Fabriano - began speaking to the participants of the course - because this city and its figures are a myth for each painter. When a couple of weeks ago I received the package at home with handmade paper, as the prize of the competition won in 2012, I felt very fortunate in his hands something so precious to paint. I posted my joy on FaceBook and in a moment so many fellow artists have asked me to share with them my thoughts on these snow-white sheets and news on how to do to get them too. Coming in Fabriano I saw the paper masters at work and I understood why these sheets are so famous among those who, like me, with the paper compares each moment, stroke after stroke. But it was not the only pleasant discovery that I did: I was struck by the beauty of this city, although the weather was more Scottish than we expect coming in Italy.

Beautiful museums and beautiful squares and streets, brick and stone walls, the doors ... there are many ideas that port like me in Scotland with which account to create watercolors to be exhibited here in Fabriano next year, in tribute to the city and the museum who welcomed me so warmly.
" "Angus McEwan - said the Councillor for Tourism Giovanni Balducci - adds to the growing list of international artists who, thanks to the International Prize Fabriano Watercolour, have started a stable relationship with the city of Fabriano and the Museum of Paper and Watermark, helping to increase the visibility in the international arena, exactly in line with the idea of Creative City and with the objective to access the homonymous network of UNESCO. "

Courtesy of Giorgio Pellegrini