The third annual edition of the Encounter organised by the Valencian Watercolourists Group (Agrupación de Aquarelistas Valencianos) will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October.
The encounter is open to all those who love watercolour and artists from all over Spain will, once again, visit our great city and be inspired by its light, warmth and immense pictorial possibilities.
The aim of the encounter is to paint, meet new people, and exchange opinions and experiences. Each artist should bring all the materials they need to paint with.
At the end of each session, the artists’ works will be put on public display.
Saturday’s activities begin at 09:00 in the Plaza de Alfonso el Magnánimo (also known as the Parterre) with the issue of credentials and general information and the collection of the money of those who wish to attend the dinner in the evening. At 10:00 there will be a painting demonstration by Miguel Torrús, the resident artist for Windsor and Newton in Spain.
Having received their documentation, the painters will choose where they are going to paint, mainly in the historic centre of the city.
Participants will need to make their own arrangements for lunch.
At 17:00 the participants will meet in the Plaza de Alfonso El Magnánimo to exhibit the works they have done during the day. Each artist must bring their own easel to display their work.
There will also be a painting demonstration.
On Saturday evening there will be a dinner in the restaurant run by the well-known chef Julio Milla in the Casino de Agricultura de Valencia in calle Comedias 12 at 21:00 for a “cocktail” and 22:00 for dinner
After the dinner, there will be a raffle of gifts donated by our sponsors. Please make sure you conserve your dinner ticket as it is also your number for the raffle.
On Sunday 22nd October, we’ll be meeting at 10:00 at the door of the Centro del Carmen (c/ Museo, 2 – next to the Iglesia del Carmen).
We have permission to paint inside the wonderful buildings of the Centro where there will also be Live Music and a demonstration. If people want to explore the old town and paint there, they will, of course be at liberty to do so.
At 12:30 we will display our works in one of the Cloisters of the Centro del Carmen. Each artist will need to bring their own easel.
At around 14:00, for those interested, (please indicate on your inscription form), we have arranged an informal lunch in María Mandiles, a bar right in the Plaza del Carmen itself. (places are limited).
Inscription to the event is FREE for everybody but if you want to attend the dinner on Saturday, you’ll have to pay 35€ in advance on Saturday morning when you get your credentials, town hall permissions etc. Full details about the inscription can be found here:
And if you would like more information about the group itself (only available in Spanish at present), you can find it here:
Come and join us for a wonderful weekend!