Sunday, 20 November 2011

World Watercolour Day!

It's World Watercolour Day very soon.

Are you going to celebrate it?

The inaugural World Watercolour Day  was established on November 23rd, 2001 by Senor Alfredo Guati Rojo, then President of the Sociedad Mexicana de Acuarelistas (the Mexican Society of Watercolorists) and exhibition curator of the Museo Nacional de la Acuarela(National Museum of Watercolor), Coyoacán, Mexico.

By 2004, 17 country's watercolour associations participated (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, England, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New-Zealand, Panama, Russia, Spain, Sweden, USA, and Venezuela).

This year, CSPWC Member Marilena Isasescu has spearheaded a project in which CSPWC artists exhibit work at branches of City of Toronto libraries from November 1 – 30.

 CSPWC Member Don Baxter will be showing his watercolour collages at the Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto
CSPWC Member Josy Britton from Grand Bend, Ontario will have an exhibition of watercolours at the Don Mills Public Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. East in Toronto.
CSPWC Member Heidi Burkhardt will have work at the Mimico Centennial Library, 47 Station Road, Toronto.
CSPWC Member Alejandro Rabazo will show work at the Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

So be sure to visit one over the next week or so if you get the opportunity.

How about celebrating the day by painting your art card for our December 13 party night and/or your entry into the painting contest to be used as the backdrop for our blog.  Either way, spread the word.

Ona and Lizbeth

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