Watercolor International 5

Open Call for Entries - Juried Competition






(Extended - NEW Deadline 14 June 2021)




Jansen Chow AWS, NWS                  Malaysia

Ilya Ibryaev                                         Russia

Laurin McCracken AWS, NWS          USA

Angus Mc Ewan RWS, NWS             Scotland

Prafull Sawant IWMA                        India

Thomas Schaller AWS, NWS            USA

Sergey Temerev IWMA                      Russia

Zhou Tianya AWS, NWS                    China

Jayson Yeoh AWS, NWS                   Malaysia

George Politis AWS, RI                     Greece



The fifth Edition of the Biennial of Watercolor will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is organized by “Watercolor International” and has been recognized globally for the high standard of excellence in watercolor and watermedia.



Entry Deadline:                                  JUNE 14, 2021, 11.59 pm Greek Time

Accepted artists posted on:                 watercolorinternational5.blogspot.gr

Exhibition Opening                              September 27, 2021

Exhibition Closes                                 October 8, 2021



Open to artists 18 years and older

Entries must be original, created by the artist, under no supervision.

Water-based media on watercolor paper, or synthetic papers.


Digital Image Entries

Up to three images can be submitted

Artwork images must be cropped to the actual watercolor image (no frame, mat, or background). Files must be jpg, 300dpi resolution, and 1100 pixels on the longest dimension.

You can enter by sending your jpegs (by email) to wi5entries@gmail.com

Be sure to include (in the email):

  1. the name of the artist
  2. the title(s) of the watercolor(s) and size(s),
  3. the payment reference / receipt (attached jpeg)




Either quarter sheet (11x15 inches – 28x38cm) or half sheet (22x15 inches – 38x56cm).

Only these two formats will be accepted.


Entry Fee (non-refundable) with Pay Pal or bank wire transfer.

30 euros for the first entry; 10 euros for each additional entry (up to three images can be submitted in total).

Payments can be done through PayPal using the webpage: https://watercolorinternational.art/page/opencall2021
(or pay using PayPal directly to wi3participants@gmail.com)



Accepted Entries

Accepted artists will be posted on the WI5 website at www.watercolorinternational.art  and in the blog: watercolorinternational5.blogspot.gr.

If an entry is accepted into the show, it cannot be substituted with another entry.


Shipping of Selected Watercolors – Fee of Participation

If an entry is accepted, then the participation fee (for the selected artists) is 55 euros.

The selected watercolors must be shipped framed and ready to be hung.

In order to reduce the shipping costs, there will be an alternative choice of shipping the painting without mat and unframed, flat or in a tube, to be framed in Greece for a framing fee.

Shipping back of the artwork after the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist (prepaid courier arrangement or other options will be discussed).



While Watercolor International (WI) will do the best to ensure that no problem occurs with the artworks, neither WI, nor any receiving or working agent will be liable for loss

or damage to any work of art submitted to this exhibition. Insurance is the responsibility of each individual artist.


An exhibition catalog will be printed (also e-catalog issued) and Certificates will be issued for the participating artists.

Many awards will given (cash awards and material awards).


Email your jpegs to                              wi5entries@gmail.com

Pay using paypal to                             wi3participants@gmail.com

Or use the webpage for payment:       https://watercolorinternational.art/page/opencall2021




Pay for your entries here:

One entry 




Two entries 




Three entries