The exhibition advocates diversified development of watercolor, encourages up-to-date trial, exploration and innovation. It is also a platform for watercolor exchange between China and the world.
Paintings must be primarily water-based media on a paper surface and unvarnished ( Yupo is permitted ), including transparent watercolor, gouache, acrylic, egg tempera and water-based composite media. Other media, if used, must be in conjunction with the water media. The water media must be at least 80% .
No digital media, photography, prints or reproductions may be used anywhere in the painting. Work must have been completed within the last three years . No more than two images can be submitted per entrant. No side has to be more than 110cm ( approx. 43” ) and less than 35cm ( approx. 14” ).
All work must be for sale ( organizer will retain a 30% commission ).
There is no entry fee . Eligibility Open to all artists who are 18 years or older, amateur and professional, from all nations. Prize A Jury composed by internationally recognized watercolor masters will award a total of over 80,000 USD in purchase, cash and merchandise.
There will be also a high-quality full color album 28×28cm ( 11”×11”,one painting on full page ) of accepted works. Everyone whose paintings are selected will get one.
Moreover, 180-200 paintings will be selected to enter the Biennial in Shenzhen Art Museum ( December 5, 2015 – January 10, 2016 ) and 150 paintings will be chosen for a six-city national Traveling Exhibition .