15.09.2018 r.

Roman Szmal Art Contest

The Symposium participants who did not manage to deliver their works in Krakow are kindly asked to send them via snail mail to:

30-209 Kraków,
ul. Królowej Jadwigi 34

or to the SAP address.

We expect works prepared on watercolor paper with dimensions of 7,4x17,5 cm and painted with our 5 colors set of watercolors.
The deadline for the submission is October 10th, while the results of the competition will be announced by October, 31st. We have already received about 50 pictures. We plan to include the winning work on the packaging of our watercolors, the sets of which we will have pleasure to give to the participants of the ECWS symposium in Estonia in 2019. This, however requires the official approval of the Estonian Watercolor Society and we are now waiting for their decision.


27.08.2018 r.

Schedule of ECWS Watercolour Symposium Cracow 2018


Map of Cracow




20.08.2018 r.

Registration and receipt of welcome packets in the information desk at Plac Szczepański 6, Kraków from 03-06 September, 9:00-13:00.


Why we have chosen Cracow?

     The 21st International Symposium of Watercolour will take place in Cracow, Poland. This picturesque city by the Vistula river has a long and renowned history, having served as the country's capital for over five centuries and as the residence for the Polish kings of old. Currently, Cracow hosts about 25% of the country's museum resources. The Historic Centre of Cracow, including the Wawel Royal Castle and the Kazimierz district, became a UNESCO's world Heritage Site in 1978.

You can get to Krakow by air, train or bus from Warsaw as well as from numerous cities in Poland and several other neighbouring countries, like the Czech Republic and Germany.
International Airport Kraków-Balice
Kraków Airport (also known as John Paul II International Airport Kraków - Balice) (IATA: KRK is the main airport, located in Balice, about 12km of the centre
 of Crakow.

The 21st ECWS international symposium will be held in the Palace of Fine Arts in Krakow, pl. Szczepański 4. All selected works will be exhibited from 06 Sep 2018 to 01 Oct 2018.  The participation fee per artist (selected by association) is 100€ which includes:

  • Framing of the works with a passe-partout, glass and frame (which remain the property of the SAP when the event is over)
  • One copy of the catalogue for each participating artist.
  • Wernissage of exhibition
  • Meeting  at “Morskie Oko” restaurant with regional music.

The 21st ECWS International Watercolour Symposium
Date: 3–8 September 2018
Place: Cracow, Poland

Cost of participating in the Symposium: 150 €

This price includes:
- Welcome package: symposium programs, city maps, gifts from sponsors and other surprises,
- participation in all workshops and painting presentations,
- Trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine (bus tour, entries, lunch in the salt chambers).
- Participation in the painting competition : Cracow on 8 September 2018 (Saturday).
- Gala dinner.


ul. Drzymały 1 lok.9, 05-800 Pruszków, Poland
Phone no: +48 601 331 352