Canada (CSPWC) and France Watercolor Society (SFA)

Au-Delà des Mers: Between Friends
Across the Seas – Entre Amis

“Inspiration, joy of watercolour and the movement of pigments”

The objective of this exhibition/exchange opportunity is to share the common bond of a passion for watercolour, that both societies promote. The cultural influences each country explores independently as well as similarities that the medium of watercolour offers will connect our two countries in an international display. The CSPWC is proud to be part of this exhibition and we hope that our members will also see the great opportunity this event will afford the Society as a whole, and for each successful participant.

This will be a juried exhibition that will show in Canada in June 2018 at the Helson Gallery in Halton Ontario.

Approximately 50 CSPWC members’ paintings will be on display in conjunction with 60 French works of watercolour during the first part of this exchange. We hope to have many of the French artists visiting our country while they are part of this show. The second part of this exchange will take place in Sept. 2018 in France where the CSPWC will present the same 50 artists, plus 15 additional works, to be shown at an Exhibition in Avignon, France along with the French society.

Canada France Exchange

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOU TO KNOW:

  • DEADLINE FOR ENTRY WILL BE MARCH 30, 2018
  • NOTIFICATIONS AFTER JURYING : BY APRIL 20, 2018
  • You may submit up to 2 images, only one will be chosen, size will be 1/2 sheet
  • PAINTINGS TO BE SHIPPED TO Helson GALLERY BY MAY 15, 2018 (Halton Ontario)
  • FRENCH PAINTINGS TO ARRIVE IN CANADA MAY 24, 2018
EXHIBITION OPENING: SUNDAY JUNE 10TH– SHOW RUNS TO JULY 10, 2018
PLACE: HELSON GALLERY – HALTON HILLS CULTURAL CENTRE

Canada to France

August 28, 2018 Tuesday SFA/CSPWC France location: PAINTINGS TO ARRIVE
August 28/29, 2018 Tues./Wed. Installation
August 31, 2018 Friday Vernissage and official opening
September 17, 2018 Monday SFA/CSPWC France location: Exhibition End



the $50 Entry Fee.

To make both of these exhibition successful We need YOUR help!

Please read below and let us know if you are interested in being a part of any of these areas where we need assistance.

Enter this exhibition with your finest work and you could be part of this special international event

Look for details Dec. 18 in the Call For Entry and start painting!

Promotion and exposure/publicity

  • Website event
  • Facebook event and follow up
  • Facebook communications
  • Contact local media/art groups with invitation and news of event

Sponsors

Find and contact sponsors for fundraising. Financial support is needed to make this event a success

Framing Committee: (headed by Lin Souliere)

Committee to frame and install French paintings at Helson Gallery – Dates to be confirmed

Event co-ordinators and volunteers for France visitors in Canada (20 -30 visitors expected)

  • Meet and Greet at Airport, transport to accommodation in Toronto, Welcome dinner
  • Excursions (visit to galleries, sight-seeing, paint out picnic) Planned dinner with CSPWC/SFA before they leave

Our friends at the SFA are excited and enthusiastic about coming to Canada and also about the opportunity to host the CSPWC in September. We are very honoured and delighted that this exchange is taking place.

Now all we need is your involvement and energy.

We thank you for your continued support of the CSPWC.

Warm regards,

Rayne Tunley

President CSPWC

Exhibition Chair