Online from October 15, 2021 – January 15, 2022

Submissions Close at 12:00 p.m. EST, September 15, 2021.
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With over $10,000 in cash and product awards, Open water / L’Eau Claire is our largest and most prestigious international open exhibition.

The CSPWC/SCPA has been promoting excellence in watercolour through education and exhibitions since 1925



This exhibition is open to any artist, and entry is adjudicated by digital image. Award-winning paintings will be selected from the digital image.

Entry Fee: (for up to two images)
CSPWC Members and Associates $40 Non-members $55 (Canadian Dollars) Entry fees are non-refundable

This exhibition is open strictly to submissions painted in Water Based Media as defined in this call for entry:

  • Allowable water media: artist’s quality watercolour paint, watercolour ink, watercolour crayon, watercolour pencil, workable fixative, gouache (which can be applied transparently and opaquely). The use of a graphite drawing and India Ink are accepted. Not permissable: egg tempera, casein, acrylic and archival felt pens.
  • Paint Surface: archival fiber paper which includes: watercolour paper, watercolour paper glued to wood/ composite panel, watercolour paper glued to canvas, canvas prepared for watercolour, and watercolour board. Yupo is not accepted.
  • Paintings may be protected by varnish or wax.
  • Only media listed in the definition above are permissible. Application must be by hand, brush or any tool by the artist without digital or mechanical assistance.
  • Computer generated artwork and/or mechanically printed images will not be accepted. All styles are acceptable.


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