WAA! Watercolour Art Auction

Dear Members,

We have set up a FB group called “WAA! by PWCS” to facilitate online auction of members’ works. The group is open to public but only PWCS members can share their watercolours for auction purpose. So please accept our invitation to become “WAA! by PWCS” members and also help to promote this group by inviting your artist friends, collectors, art lovers etc to become members of the group, overseas friends are also welcome.

Below are the Rules & Terms of the online auction, feel free to contact me (016-4540963) or Kiah Kiean (012-4940426) should you need further queries:

Rules & Terms
This platform serves as an online exhibition venue open for all to view and purchase artworks but only Penang Watercolour Society’s members are eligible to post their works.

Monthly Online Auction – The online auction will begin on Monday and end on Sunday 9pm during the first week of the month (Monday xx.xx.2020 to Sunday 9pm xx.xx.2020).
Kindly observe the following rules when posting artworks and bidding for artworks:

1) The artwork must be done in watercolour or predominantly with watercolour.

2) The artwork must be artist own creation.

3) Any subject matters are welcome except for topics on sensitive issues.

4) The Admin has the right to delete any post deem unsuitable.

5) All artworks must be for sale, the starting price should not be more than RM500.

6) Each member can post up to 5 paintings for each auction session, 1 painting per post.

7) Bidder can state the bidding price below the painting. Bidding price should start at the artist’s stated price and each bidding should increase by the multiple of RM50.

8) The last bidder at the closing time of 9pm will be the successful bidder. Artist is responsible to update his/her own posting with the word “Sold (name of bidder, price)” before the posting detail.

9) Painting not sold will be deleted from the post after the auction session (and not eligible for next auction). Only painting sold will remain in the group for record.

10) The bidding should be done using this platform and in the transparent manner. Any abandoned bid, secret dealing, painting not according to specified details etc are considered disruption to the auction, and may result in the expulsion of artist and bidder from the group.

11) Collection of money and delivery of painting to the succesful bidder is solely the responsibility of the artist. PWCS and the Admin are not responsible for any lost, damage to the painting and non-payment from the bidder.

12) Artist is to make a donation of 5% to PWCS for every painting sold, based on the final bidding price.

13) The posting should specify:

Online Auction #?
Artist:
Title:
Size: (in cm)
Medium:
Year:
Frame: (included or excluded)
Postage: (included or excluded)
Bidding Price: RM

Sample 1:
Online Auction #01
Artist: Ong Heng Huat
Title: Good Luck
Size: 28x38cm
Medium: Watercolour
Year: 2019
Frame: No frame
Postage: Postage included within Malaysia
Bidding Price: RM500

Sample 2:
Online Auction #01
Artist: Chin Chia Sui
Title: Flower
Size: 20x20cm
Medium: Ink & Watercolour
Year: 2020
Frame: Frame included
Postage: Not included
Bidding Price: RM400

14) PWCS and Admin will try their best to maintain this platform and find the best way to run any auction or exhibition. Rules may be revised from time to time to a better performance.

15) Artist participating in this online auction is deemed agreed to the Rules & Terms.

Thanks & Rgds,

Khoo Cheang Jin, President PWCS

Message: PWCS 36th Annual (Juried) Exhibition 2019

Dear Members,

Our next Annual Exhibition will fall in March 2019. According to Penang State Art Gallery Committee, there will be a review after each exhibition of the art societies, should the quality of the show not up to standard, they may refuse application for future exhibition. I think it is a good measure to ensure the quality of the show, as well as to make the artists strive for the best!

Our Committee has decided that the future exhibitions will be juried shows and a Grand Prize will be awarded to the most outstanding work. We have secured a sponsorship in terms of cash prize of RM3,000 each year for the next 5 years. We are also looking for other forms of sponsorship to add to the Grand Award at the moment.

After a lengthy discussion, the Committee has decided the theme for 2019 exhibition to be “Abstract Experiment”. I know this is not an easy theme, and in fact a very bold move for this theme. Most of us are comfortable with streetscape, landscape, flora and fauna, as well as still life paintings but not many of us have tried abstract. We have studied the risks of perhaps just a few members participating in this show, or perhaps the exhibition turns out to be a disaster and hence would be barred for future exhibition in the Penang State Art Gallery, yet we decided to give it a go. For the sake of art, we should not always sit in the comfort zone but explore the unthinkable. For the success of this exhibition, I urge you to give us your full supports, and make use of these 3 months to explore and experiment with abstract watercolour. I have confident you will make it, and we all will make it!

Khoo Cheang Jin
President, PWCS


各位会员,

大家好!很快的明年的常年展又要到来了。

我们明年的展览定在三月,从州画廊传来的讯息指:明年开始各画会的常年展将由画廊委员会做出评价,水准不达标的画会在下一年的申请可能不会通过。这项举措是好的,不只确保展览的品质,也鞭策画家更努力向上,自我提升。我相信我们画会的成员都能竭尽所能,把最好的作品展现出来。

我们会议后决定来年的常年展形式将改为遴选画展,並设立一个大奖,我们已经找到下来五年,每年3千马币的赞助奖金,同时我们也还在努力申请其它形式的奖励。

经过委员会一番热烈的讨论,我们把明年展览的主题定为“抽象实验”。这是一个非常大胆的决定,因为我们会员中涉猎抽象画的少之又少,举凡街景、风景、花卉、动物、静物等等都难不倒我们,但抽象,尤其是抽象水彩一直是我们很多人包括我自己不敢踏足的领域,但没去做也不代表我们就做不出,没有尝试我们又如何知道我们能去到哪里?当然,我们权衡了一切可能性,即参展的会员可能就只有小猫三、四只,或展出的作品可能不获好评,甚至因此被州画廊打入冷宫,后年展览申请被拒!但是我们最终还是决定了勇敢地踏出这一步,不为别的,只为艺术!只为给我们自己一个冲击,去探索一个未知的艺术领域,或许能对我们的艺术道路有所助益!

展览成败,取决于我们自己,我希望会员们能给画会百分百支持,利用这三个月的时间去探索、去尝试抽象实验,创作抽象水彩。我知道,你们可以的!

会长邱昌仁谨启