IWC

2021

INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR CONTEST

Copertina International Watercolor Contest 2021 Galleria Esdé
Cover:  Tejo Van den Broeck - Expand in the x-Pand (dettaglio) - winner of 2o19 edition
 

"Since 2016 the contemporary art gallery Galleria Esdé, has been hosting  the l'International Watercolor Contest, to sustain the creative process through monetary awards and to support artists promoting 

IWC 2021

INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR

CONTEST

SPECIAL EDITION

their art. Also this year could not be skip it and we could not stop, even in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.

 

We are living uncertain times, in which scenarios keep charging,  leading us to think that getting back to normal will be difficult. 

We could spend our time getting sad, waiting for normality to come back before organizing an event we would then have to cancel after a couple of months. 

Or we could imagine something different, a special edition.

We enjoy meeting people in person, share good moments and meet you artists who have always cared to come and pay us a visit. But this year we had to give up art shows and events, our dear International Watercolor Exhibition especially, to which every year the finalists of the Contest participate and which last year reached over a thousand visits. 

We have taken this decision so that we will not put our public and artist friends' health at risk and
also to not make false promises.
We're sailing offshore and nobody knows what will happen, but nonetheless we want to be together
with you, through a difficult yet creative, colourful and original year.

Daniela S.

Galleria Esdé's Director

 

MOTIVATED

CREATIVE

PASSIONATE

SINCE 2014

ABOUT

US

We are young people who have been working in the world of art for years now and who have
decided to give life to a special project that gathers and promote artists from all over the world.

All began in 2014, when we opened an art gallery in the heart of Cagliari's old town, a place where we presented local artists to the city's public.
The artists were just a few and strictly selected, they always presented their works under invitation and never had to pay to exhibit.

Year after year the project got  bigger and in 2016 we created the International Watercolor Contest, gathering thousands of artists of several nationalities. 

Today we are ready to inaugurate this new fifth edition in such a peculiar year, because we are still motivated, creative and passionate, Since 2014.

  • You are looking for a competition with monetay prizes; 

  • You want to propose yourself to an authentic art gallery and have the possibility to be among the best artists of the year;

  • You believe getting involved is a way to promote one's art and you don't fear to be among the best artists of the year; 

  • You believe getting involved is a way to promote one's art and you don't fear the jurors' judgement. 

  • You are looking for a place where to find people that share your same passion for watercolours.

THIS CONTEST 

IS FOR

YOU

IF

Premi di questa edizione IWC

JURY PRIZES

- 1000€, 500€, 300€ purchase prize for the top 3 artists; 

- a selection of the 100 best watercolours of the year;

- publication of a collective paper catalog of the first 150 selected works plus publication on the website  and on the gallery's promotional channels..

ESDE' PRIZES

- Best watercolorist of the yoear dell'anno with plaque of merit and printing of a personal catalogue edited by
the Esdé Gallery;

5 one year collaboration contracts and inclusion in the list of artists represented by the gallery.

WINSOR&NEWTON SPECIAL PRIZE

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PRIZES

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Regolamento in breve

REGULATION

IN

SHORT

1.   Applications can be presented online by filling the following   FORM

2. +18 artists from all over the world can participate.

3. Watercolour paintings (in pure technique or with small retouches with other techniques), unpublished (no works submitted in competitions, magazines, catalogs, online shops. No reproductions of famous works.

4. This year works will not have to be submitted physically but online only (photographs must
be of excellent quality – 300 DPI resolution and 5MB max each).

5. Up to 3 works can be submitted

6. Participation fees ( 30 € -1 work; 50 € -2 works; 70 € -3 works ) can be paid via bank transfer (Italy only) or via paypal , debit or credit card

7 . All works will be evaluated by an international technical jury according to parameters of technique , composition , originality

10 JUNE 2021 END OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT
JULY 22, 2021 PROCLAMATION OF THE WINNERS
 

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1° STEP

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2° STEP

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3° STEP

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1st STEP: Enter your details (Fields marked with * are mandatory ) 
How many works do you wish to submit?

2nd STEP: Upload your work/s and press the "Confirm"button (You can upload up to 3 works 

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3rd and Last Step: Pay the participation fee

How many works have you submitted in the form? Choose the matching fee. You can pay via Paypal, debit or credit card.

Participation fee: 30€

Participation fee: 50€

Participation fee: 70€

Daniela Sonedda

 Nome e Cognome - Iscrizione concorso acquerello 

 

INTERNATIONAL JURY

2021 

 

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EDIZIONE 2019 - Frank Webb - Thomas Schaller - Anne Abgott - David Poxon - Anna Massinissa - Danny Bond - Keibo Tanabe

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Great place and amazing team to support artists from everywhere around the world.

They work so hard to make artists’ dreams come true.

Thank you so much.

If you are looking for amazing art pieces this is the place you should look for.

"La Galleria Esdé, galleria d'arte contemporanea è pronta ad inaugurare la quinta edizione dell'International Watercolor Contest, il Concorso Internazionale di Acquerello cui partecipano ad ogni edizione centinaia di artisti da tutto il mondo. Anche quest'anno non potevamo mancare, anche se stiamo vivendo un periodo instabile e incerto.  Potevamo stare fermi e rattristarci aspettando di ritornare alla normalità, organizzare un evento per poi cancellarlo dopo qualche meseOppure potevamo immaginare qualcosa diverso, a un'edizione speciale.

Nessuno sa come andrà e come ne usciremo, ma vogliamo comunque essere insieme a voi, in un anno difficile ma creativo, colorato e originale.

Daniela S.

direttrice di Galleria Esdé

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