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Open Water Call for Entry 2017

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Deadline for Submissions – June 30th 2017.
Payment for Members/Associates: $35.00

Payment for Non-Members: $45.00

2017 CSPWC Watercolour Symposium

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AGM Luncheon meeting

More information coming soon.

AGM 2017 May 6

[updated March 22nd, 2017]

Water Reflections

CSPWC Juried Exhibition 2017

April 8—May 26, 2017

The exhibition is open to CSPWC members and Associates of the CSPWC. Entry is juried by digital image.

Prize-winning paintings will be selected from the original work at the time of hanging.

Entry Fee: $40
Entry fees are non-refundable.

Image Instructions: Digital files must be in JPEG format, about 1 MB in size and readable on a PC. Images can also be mailed to the CSPWC office on a CD in the same format. Refer to example given on the Entry Form.

Water Reflections – CSPWC at Santa Fe Gallery – Call for Entry 2017

Santa Fe Gallery
828 3rd Ave., E.
Owen Sound, ON

Exhibition Reception & Awards Ceremony
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Call for Entry Deadline:
Midnight: March 6, 2017

Annual Fees PayPal Payment:

Members and Associates:

Annual Fees for 2017 remain the same and are due in January. Keep us up to date on your classes and exhibitions using the header “Attn Newsletter”and use the header “Attn Web Updates” as applies, via post or E-mail the office:

PAYMENTS: Click here for PayPal payment of 2017 Dues and other options.

You can also get this year’s Open Water catalogue, your ticket for the Annual General Meeting, May 7, 2016 at the Arts & letters Club, Toronto PLUS pre-pay for the 2017 Open Water Catalogue! Wow- trying to make this easier for you. Please let us know if we can improve in any other ways.

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting TO BE DETERMINED. All members and Associates are welcome.


90th Anniversary Celebration of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour

John A Libby Fine Art

463 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario

OPENING: Thursday, November 12, 2015 7 – 9:30 pm

The Exhibit runs from November 12 – 28, 2015
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Those who will be exhibiting in this show:

Historic members:

Fred Brigden
Paraskeva Clark
Joachim Gauthier
Julius Griffith
L.A.C. Panton
Fred S. Haines
Peter and Bobs Haworth
Carl Schaefer
and others

Present Members


Anthony Batten
Vera Bobson
Gill Cameron
Susan Chater
Pam Erickson
Marc Gagnon
Garry Hamilton
Barbara Large
Joanne Lucas Warren
Ariel Lyons
Peter Marsh
Wilf McOstrich
Margaret Ellis Nachshen
Margaret Nurse
Gery Puley
Mark Rosser
Edward Shawcross
Alexandr Shtleman
Andrew Sookrah
Lin Souliere
Rudolf Stussi
Rayne Tunley
Michael Zarowski

We hope that you will be able to attend this spectacular show, and perhaps even be able to attend the opening where you will be able to meet some of the existing CSPWC members.

Open Water 2016 Awards

CSPWC 91st Open Water Annual Open International Juried Exhibition Open Water


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Open Water 2015 Awards

CSPWC 90th Open Water Annual Open International Juried Exhibition Open Water


A.J. Casson Medal: Awarded to the best painting in the exhibition, this medal, in honour of one of the CSPWC’s founding members, was inspired by one of Casson’s masterworks. It is accompanied by a $2000 cash award. Winner: Jansen Chow


Carl Schaefer Award: Sponsored by the William R. and Shirley Beatty Foundation ($500 Cash award). Winner: Robert Shackles


Dorothy J. Corson Award: ($500 cash award). Winner:  Joanne Hunt


Curry’s Awards: (Canadian residents)

Curry’s – Winsor & Newton Award: ($1000 product award). Winner: Jean Pederson

Curry’s – M. Graham & Co. Award: ($500 product award). Winner:  Hossein Jajouei

Curry’s – Da Vinci Paint Co. Award: ($500 product award). Winner: Brittney Tough

Curry’s – Golden Qor Award ($500 product award). Winner: Richard Belanger


Heinz Jordan and Company Ltd. Award: ($400 product award)

Winner: Brent Laycock      Winner: Wen-Con Wang


Creative Catalyst Award: ($60 Gift Certificate)

Winner:  Poppy Balser    Winner:  Terry Evers


DeSerres Halifax Award: ($78 product award). Winner:  Inae Kim


DL Stevenson Award: ($150 Gift Certificate)

Winner:  Gill Cameron     Winner:  Helen Shideler


Sloan Award: ($250 cash award)

Winner:  Jane Hunter      Winner:  Susan Paterson


Jarvis Award: ($500 cash award). Winner:  Herzl Kashetsky


The Artist’s Magazine Award: (one year subscription)

Winner: Bing Liu  Winner:  Rene Thibault



The CSPWC/SCPA sincerely thanks all its sponsors!

Members Exhibition

“Where I’m Coming From”

from Realism to Abstraction, Traditional to Experimental

CSPWC 2015 e-vite


Reception | Vernissage
Thursday, October 29, 6-8 pm, 2015
jeudi 29 octobre 18h à 20h, 2015


John B. Aird Gallery l Galerie John B. Aird
Macdonald Block, 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley), Toronto, ON, Canada M7A 1C2 | Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Édice Macdonald, 900 rue Bay (angle Wellesley), Toronto, ON, Canada M7A 1C2 | Heures d’ouverture : du lundi au vendredi, de 10h à 18h

Member Artists

Morton Baslaw Harriet Manore Carter Janet Baker Don Baxter Liane Bedard Chuck Burns Gil Caldwell Diana
Dabinett Alan Darling Lois Dierlam Marion Drysdale Pamela Erickson Linda Finn Martha West Gayford Sherrill
Girard Garry Hamilton John Harvie Wendy Hoffmann Elizabeth Jaworski Irene Kott Mary Anne Ludlam Marlene
Madole Peter Marsh Virginia May Edward A. Nagy Tibor Nyilasi Jacqueline Ohora Orrling Kjell Gery Puley Cheryl
Puterman Doreen Renner William Rogers Shirley Ross Marlis Saunders Brigitte Schreyer Edward Shawcross
Alexandr Shtelman Paticia Smith Margaret L. Squire Stephanie Steel Rudolf Stussi Rayne Tunley Stephan Yau


Aird Gallery 30th Anniversary Show

The Aird Gallery 30th Anniversary Show catalogue is for sale, for information please contact:

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2014 Open Water Catalogue

The 2014 Open Water Catalogue is available online for $5.00 plus shipping and handling.

Quantities are limited so order today !

Order your 2014 Catalogue Here

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Members: Have you shared information about the Society lately?

We have a General Overview Information Sheet for you. You can print it and tuck it in your kit when you go to paint with friends, drop it off at the local art supply store, take it with you when teaching a class or share it with your local arts group. Help us spread the word about the Society.
Please print off a few and share when you can…General Overview Information Sheet

Or email it to a friend or two…Libby fine art invitationWater Reflections – CSPWC at ECC – Call for Entry 2016

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