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Aquavision 2018 - 33rd Annual Spring Juried Show

Todmorden Mills Paper GalleryCall for Entries for Toronto Watercolour Society Members

VENUE: The Papermill Gallery Todmorden Mills Heritage Centre
67 Pottery Road, Toronto, M4K 2B9
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Jurying will be conducted based upon digital submissions of each artist’s work. Submissions must be received no later than March 23, 2018.

EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday, May 16 to Sunday, May 27, 2018

For more information Download the 2018 Aquavision Call for Entry Form

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Paul NabbursJanuary 10, 2018
Paul Nabuurs
Paul Nabburs is a professional artist living in Peterborough, Ontario. His paintings capture the way light interacts with the elements affecting the colour and patterns created in an ever changing environment. His colours are dazzling and exciting.

February 14, 2018
Debra Tate-Sears 
Debra Tate-Sears is a Kingston area artist whose unique approach to Watercolour and egg Tempera is influenced by early 19th Century British landscape painters and the cultural history of Canadian Architecture. Debra uses a precise, stylized examination of architectural elements in the landscape, and combine this with the principles of the “Romanic” composition. The result is often brooding and dark, but at the same time strangely inviting. Debra employs a dry brush approach to the Watercolour medium that also translates well to an interpretation of the ancient medium of egg tempera.

March 14, 2018
Yaohua Yan
Yaohua Yan is a professional water colour artist, who immigrated to Toronto from Shanghai in 2003. His paintings were selected by CSPWC Open Water multiple times and he won several awards. He is a graduate of the East China Normal University and he taught Watercolour painting and graphic design at the University. His loose style of painting expresses his unique interpretation of the scenery and city scapes. He uses strong and colourful hues to outline the different light effects which are crucial to the unity of a painting. The manipulation of shadows also contributes to the integrity of his paintings.
April 11, 2018
General Meeting
May 9, 2018
Ron Hazell
Ron is a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia who works primarily in watercolour. He is an elected member of the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, (CSPWC) comprised of an elite group of artists ranked among the best in Canada and highly regarded throughout the world. He is also an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA). Although his subject matter focuses on people and places, light is often the main emphasis in his paintings rather than the subject itself. He is well known for his cityscapes and marine paintings.

January 20 - 21, 2018
Maurice Snelgrove CSPWC - Capturing a Cityscape and Countryside in Watercolour
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Before starting to teach in 1970, Maurice worked for 15 years as an Artist/Director/Art Director. He has now retired after teaching art for 30 years; 20 years as Head, Visual Arts at Lester B. Pearson in Scarborough. In 2001 he was elected to the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and is a member of Arctic Quest and the Polar Artists Group (P.A.G.).

Margaret RosemanFebruary 24 - 25, 2018
Margaret Roseman TWS CSPWC SCA
Painting on Paper and Canvas. Expressive Landscapes with Mystery & Mood in Watercolour. 
Margaret is a Founder, Past President, Lifetime Director and Platinum Level of Distinction, Signature Member of the Toronto Watercolour Society. She has been a popular and highly respected artist and art instructor since 1970. Margaret is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA).
Learn to paint landscapes that capture the mystery and mood of changing weather and incorporate the richness of colour and texture of the changing season. Explore traditional and innovative painting techniques on watercolour paper as well as watercolour canvas. A foolproof value plan for atmospheric perspective will further enable you to produce works of high visual impact and greater spatial depth.

Hi-Sook BarkerApril 21 - 22, 2018
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Hi-Sook Barker is a full time teacher known for both floral and landscape paintings using an impressionistic style. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC). She currently teaches at several locations throughout Durham Region. Her original works can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, the US, Great Britain, Australia and South Korea.

Ron HazellMay 7 - May 8, 2018 - Painting Inland Waterways
May 9 - May 10, 2018 - Painting Coastal Waterways
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Ron Hazell, a native of Nova Scotia, Canada is an internationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. In 1997 he was elected to the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) which was founded in 1925 "to cultivate and encourage excellence in the medium of watercolour". He was also elected in 2012 as a member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA).

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