European Confederation of Watercolour Societies


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



For more information please click here


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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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Pictures from the symposium:

Il Presidente della AAA in Apertura  In Piedro de CordobaArtisti in Piedro de CordobaElias Canas e Cristina Bracaloni



The representatives of the ECWS member-societies at the last Council meeting in October 2014. A constructive and unanimous team!

ECWS Consiglio di Cordoba


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The 17th ECWS Exhibition and Symposium was opened last October the 9th.

Please have a  look at this link and here

Pictures from the exhibition will follow soon!


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The 17th ECWS Exhibition and Symposium will be held in 2014 in Córdoba (Andalusia – South Spain) by initiative of the Agrupación de Acuarelistas de Andalucía (AAA). Up to 144 paintings from the 13 member-societies belonging to the ECWS will be on show.


Exhibition period:

9 October – 2 November 2014

Official opening of the Exhibition:

Thursday 9 October, 6:30 pm.

Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm  to 8 pm.

Sundays and bank holidays: 10 am to 2 pm.


in the historical building of the XVI century

Sala Orive, Plaza de Orive, 2, 14002, Córdoba

Phone: 00 34 957 485 001

Official Symposium:

 9 October – 11 October 2014.

For more information:

Organizing committee:

Blog of the 17th ECWS Watercolour Festival:





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At the annual exhibition and symposium of the ECWS organized by NAS (the Nordic Watercolour Society) 163 watercolours has been on display and 100 people, the artists from the thirteen ECWS member-societies  and the accompanying guests, have partecipated in the symposium. The exhibition is part of the world celebration of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s 150th birthday.
Have a look at some pictures taken at the Opening Cerimony and the outdoor painting!
The award cerimonyAt the outdoor paintingAt the outdoor paintingThe Opening CerimonyAnna Törnquist, President of NAS
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