European Confederation of Watercolour Societies


The XXIII exhibition of the member-associations of the ECWS is open and the catalogue is online!

It has been organized by the Grupo de Acuarelistas de Baleares – GAB (launched in 1950 in Palma de Mallorca) and its president Margarita Forteza Villar who put lot of efforts in this project.

Watch it by clicking here and share it if you like!




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Dear friends,

here it is the video of the 22nd ECWS symposium in Haapsalu (Estonia) organized by the Estonian Watercolour Society. Enjoy it and share!

The 23rd ECWS exhibition and symposium will be held in Palma de Mallorca (Baleari)  on early October 2020. More information will follow on our FB page:

Stay tuned!

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The 22 exhibition and symposium of the ECWS will be held in the picturesque town of Haapsalu (Estonia)!

It is organized by the Estonian Watercolour Society.

The exhibition will be open from 2 to 30 August 2019 and the symposium will be from 14 to 19 August 2019 and open to everyone – painters, friends, students interested in watercolour and art.

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The 21° exhibition and symposium of the ECWS will be held in the historical city of Krakow (Poland)!

All the member societies on show at the Palace of Arts in Krakow, Plac Szczepański, from 6 September to 1 October 2018.

The Symposium is from 2 to 8 September 2018 and open to everyone – painters, friends, students interested in watercolour and art. Workshops will be held for passionate of watercolour.

Registration deadline:  30 June 2018

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We are very proud to announce that the Water Colour Society of Ireland has joined our Confederation.

This new membership fills us with joy and enthusiasm!


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Dear all,

the 20th symposium of the ECWS will be held in Salamanca (Spain) by AEDA (Agrupación Española de Acuarelistas).

More than hundred of watercolours will be on show at PALACIO EPISCOPAL SALAMANCA (inside the cathedral complex) from 27 September to 1 October, 2017.

Salamanca is a world Heritage Site being one of the most important from the point of cultural, historical and monumental view. The ECWS symposium has joined enthusiastically all local, church, university and commercial institutions willing to receive hospitality to all participants and enjoy them in the “Watercolour outdoor” for a few days promise to be unforgettable.

During the symposium participants will visit the city of Salamanca and the village of La Alberca (declared historical artistic monument) in the heart of the mountains and paint together!

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Dear all,

the 19th symposium of the ECWS has been held in Avignon (Provance – France) by SFA (Société Française de l’Aquarelle).

More than 200 hundred of paintings are on show at the Cloitre of St Louis until December 11, 2016.

Avignon is both a historic city with its Palace of the Popes and and, at the same time, a city where the culture is  present, modern, alive and dynamic. The Avignon Festival is the largest theater festival in the world. The exhibition takes place in  an ancient cloister, a magnificent monument in the heart of the old town : three levels to display our works, a cloister to seek shelter, to relax, and to meet.

During the symposium participants enjoied the city of Avignon, discovered the ochre quarries in Roussillon and painted together!

Click here to see the pictures of the symposium.

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The 18th ECWS symposium was held in Llança (Spain) from 15 to 20 of September 2015. People spent a fantastic time enjoying painting but not only. Click on the link below to see pictures from the symposium!



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Dear all,

the 18th exhibition and symposium of the ECWS will be held in Llançà (Cap de Creus – Girona – Catalonia) where the Watercolour museum was founded 25 years ago by the painter Martínez Lozano. The event is organized by the AAC (Catalonia Watercolour  Society  –  Agrupació d‘Aquarel.listes de Catalunya) which celebrates this year its 150th anniversary.

The town of Llançà offers dramatic and picturesque land and seascapes to the north of Cap de Creus and the Costa Brava where  painters like Dali, Meifren, Gimeno, Monfried, Bausil, Terruella or Martínez Lozano himself found their source of inspiration.

Hundred of paintings will be on show and Watercolour Workshops will be performed.

When: From 15th to 20th September 2015
Place: Llançà, Gerona (Costa Brava), CATALONIA.

Agrupació Aquarel·listes de Catalunya
Carrer Diputació, 423, 08013 Barcelona

Telephone: 93 245 57 50
Web: Agrupació d‘Aquarel.listes de Catalunya



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We have the pleasure to announce that the German Watercolour Association (DEUTSCHE AQUARELL GESELLSCHAFT)  joined the ECWS in October 2014: we welcome very warmly them!

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