CORDOBA ECWS 2014: EXECUTIVE SUMMMARY







CORDOBA ECWS 2014: SATISFACTION SURVEY


Symposium attenders were invited to answer a satisfaction survey questionnaire sent by e-mail. 43 (29%) out the 150 participants answered the questionnaire (figure 1). 




Using a grading scale from 1 to 5 (where “1” implies the MINIMUM degree of satisfaction and “5” is the MAXIMUM degree of satisfaction), participants were asked to give their opinion on the organizational issues (figure 2) and the main activities (figure 3) of the Symposium. 






The general organization of the Symposium was rated with 4,47 points (maximum: 5) and the global satisfaction degree with the outcome with 4.52 points (maximum: 5). Translation (rated with 3,84 out of 5) was the main organizational issue pointed out to be improved, and the one-day journey to Priego (rated with 4,66 out of 5) was the best-rated Symposium activity. 






VIDEOS OF CORDOBA ECWS 2014


Three 12 minutes videos from Cordoba ECWS 2014 Symposium are avialable by cliking on the blog's main page:




  • VIDEO I ("Primera parte"): includes the preparation of the International Exhibition and Symposium, the Pre-Symposium watercolour workshops (October 7th and 8th ,2014) and the first day od the Symposium (Thursday, October 9th 2014)

  • VIDEO 2 ("Segunda parte") is about the one-day journey to Priego de Córdoba (Friday, October 10th, 2014). 

  • VIDEO 3 ("Tercera parte") includes the last day of the Official Symposium (Saturday, October 11th, 2014) and the "Day-After" (Sunday,  October 12th, 2014). 


We wish to thank all the Symposium attenders who sent us their photographs to build up the videos, and we hope you enjoy them...!!

Córdoba ECWS 2014: links to the Symposium protographs





Over 350 photographs from the ECWS 2014 Córdoba Symposium are avaible though the links listed below. We hope that you enjoy them.

We would like to thank all the attenders that sent their photographs to the Organizing Committee:





1.       Getting ready (45 photographs)







2.       Pre-Symposium (9 photographs)







3.       Symposium, October 9 (51 photographs)






4.       Priego I  (61 photographs)






5.       Priego II (46 photographs)






6.       Symposium, October 11- I (27 photographs)





7.       Symposium, October 11-II (75 photographs)






8.       Symposium, October 11-III (39 photographs)






ENJOY THEM ... !!

OUR GRATITUDE…

An event of this magnitude had not been possible without
the generosity and commitment of our PARTNERS and SPONSORS.

TO ALL OF THEM, THANK YOU !!

17TH ECWS INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR EXHIBITION “CÓRDOBA 2014”




On Thursday 9th of October, 2014, took place the formal openning of the 17TH ECWS INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR EXHIBITION “CÓRDOBA 2014” in the “Casa de Góngora”, a XVIIth century house built around a typical Andalusian courtyard located in the historic centre of Córdoba.





But the Exhibition adventure began much before, in early January, with the selection of works by the 13 participating ECWS member societies among their artists, the sending of them to Cordoba and the framing work done at Sevilla...







The Exhibition was officially opened by Mrs. Amelia Caracuel, representative of the City Council of Cordoba; Mrs. Cristina Bracaloni, the current ECWS Coordinator; Ms. Sara Velasco, the Commisioner of the Exhibition, and Mr. Elías Cañas, the president of the Agrupación de Acuarelistas de Andalucía, the hosting ECWS society in this occasion.







The Exhibition harbours a total of 150 watercolours distributed in three large halls in the ground floor, one lecture hall in the first floor and in the balcony around the main courtyard. A superb variety of motifs, styles, techniques and formats in which is, probably, the most complete annual exhibition of contemporary watercolour in Europe.






As Elizabeth Tyler, a Swedish representative and participating artist wrote in her blog: “the exhibition as a whole shows the enormous diversity of the medium and 150 ways of painting with it. … Perhaps the fact that it is an international show makes it so inspiring and dynamic. There are paintings with strong colours and bold strokes, some with sensitive expression and some with intricate detail. Numerous styles, right from non figurative abstract to hyper realism, are represented.  .”.





All these artworks are collected in a high quality printing official catalogue with nearly 200 pages. Those who would like to purchase a copy (at the price of 15 € per copy + shipping costs via regular mail) are still on time by making their request by e-email to the Organizing Committee (cordobaecws2014@gmail.com).


The exhibition will remain open until Sunday the 2nd of November, 2014.

Thanks to all the 150 participating artists from 11 different European countries, to the Symposiun attendees, dignataires and sponsors, and to the City Council of Córdoba, who lent the "Casa de Góngora" for this magnificent cultural event.



Another way of building Europe through Art and Culture...

THE SYMPOSIUM ART LECTURE: “ORIENT IN OCCIDENT: THE ART IN AL-ANDALUS”


For more tan 8 centuries (711-1492), parts of the Iberian Peninsula (known as al-Andalus) were under Islamic rule. To illustrate the magnificence of the artistic production of al-Andalus, we will have a very qualified guest, Mr. Antonio Vallejo Triano, historian and former director of the archaeological site of Madinat al-Zahra (near Córdoba).



Mr. Vallejo will dictate the Symposium Art Lecture on Thursday October 9th at Palacio de Viana for all the registered attendees. There will be a session in English (16:00-17:00 hours) and a later session in Spanish (17:00-18:00 hours).

YOU ALL ARE WELCOME !!




"CÓRDOBA 2014 WATERCOLOUR INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL": FINAL PROGRAM


With small schedule changes, we have the pleasure to publish the final program of the 17th ECWS International Watercolour Symposium, both in English and in Spanish

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE !!





BOOK YOUR HOTEL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE !!

From the Organizing Committee we strongly recommend International Symposium attendees to book for hotel as soon as possible.

Córdoba is a very tourist city, and during the Symposium week there are several national and international concurrent events, so it might be difficult if you leave it until last minute.

We remind all attendees that they may book for their accommodation through the Symposium Technical Secretariat (Tempotours Viajes SL) to benefit from the special agreed prices for Symposium attendees in any of the 3 reserved hotels.

·        E-mail: tempotours@tempotours.es
·        Phone: 00-34-957 484 883



HOTELS RESERVED FOR SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES AT SPECIAL FARES
(Prices are per room and night; breakfast included)

·        Hotel TRYP CÓRDOBA LOS GALLOS-Meliá ***.

 



Avda. Medina Azahara, 7, 14005,  Córdoba.
10 minutes walking from the Mosque-Cathedral and 5 minutes from the train and bus station.

Double room: 94 €.

Double room for individual use: 85 €.

·        Hotel AC CÓRDOBA - Marriott ****.

 



Avda. de la Libertad, 24. 14006 Córdoba.
10 minutes walking from the Mosque-Cathedral and 5 minutes from the train and bus station.
Double room: 93 €.Double room for individual use: 83 €.

·        Hotel EUROSTARS PALACE CÓRDOBA *****.



 

Paseo de la Victoria, s/n, 14004 Córdoba. 
5 minutes walking from the Mosque-Cathedral and 10 minutes from the train and bus station.

Double room: 105 €.

Double room for individual use: 90 €.

Alternatively, attendees may directly book their accommodation by internet; If so, we recommend to take before a look to the hotels listed in the official Tourist Board of Córdoba website: (http://www.turismodecordoba.org/ ).

VACANCIES FOR THE PRE-SYMPOSIUM WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS


The Organizing Committee has re-arranged the pre-Symposium watercolour workshops sessions due to the low number of applicants, and has re-opened the registration deadline until Monday September 22nd 2014 in order to try to maintain available the following workshops sessions through new applications.

Date
Workshop
Schedule
06.10.14
Making your own colors for watercolour
Cancelled
06.10.14
Painting the Mediterranean light
Cancelled
06.10.14
Urban landscape
Cancelled
07.10.14
Making your own colors for watercolour
Vacants
07.10.14
Painting the Mediterranean light
Vacants
07.10.14
Urban landscape
Cancelled
08.10.14
Making your own colors for watercolour
Cancelled
08.10.14
Painting the Mediterranean light
Cancelled
08.10.14
Urban landscape
Vacants

All the scheduled workshops will be from 9:00 to 15:00 hours, and are subjected to previous booking. The participating fee for each five-hour workshop session is 50 € by person, and new applicants must book in advance by e-mail (cordobaecws2014@gmail.com) and pay the 50 € fee directly in Córdoba.

The Organizing Committee has selected 3 prominent members of the AAA (Agrupación de Acuarelistas de Andalucía) to act as conductors of each of the workshops.

Workshop “Making your own colours for watercolour”



This workshop intends to introduce attendees to make their own colors from basic solid pigments. It will be conducted by Mikel Heredia (http://mikelheredia.blogspot.com/), an awarded AAA artist resident in Motril (Granada) who habitually uses watercolour colors fabricated by himself from organic and inorganic pigments, arabic gum, glycerine and other components.
The only session of this workshop will be held on Tuesday October 7th from 9:00 to 15:00 hours, and there are still vacancies. Pigments and other materials will be freely available for workshop attendees.

Workshop “Painting the Mediterranean light”



https://es-la.facebook.com/camilo.huescar) is a renowned painter in watercolour resident in Córdoba. He is an acknowledged master on the wet on wet tecnique, backlight and landscape. Watercolour paper will be freely available for workshop attendees. There are still vacancies for the only session of this workshop, that will be held on Tuesday October 7th from 9:00 to 15:00 hours.



Workshop “Urban landscape”



This workshop will be conducted by Nicolás Angulo (http://nangulo.blogspot.com.es/ ; http://cursosdeacuarelanicolasangulo.blogspot.com.es/), an AAA artist who lives and teaches in Jaén and who loves urban scenarios. Watercolour paper will be freely available for workshop attendees. The only session of this workshop will be held on Wednesday October 8th from 9:00 to 15:00 hours, and there are still vacancies




REMEMBER !!
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd 2014 !!




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