Notice: PWCS 38th Annual (Juried) Exhibition 2021

Dear members,

The Penang Water Colour Society will be holding its 38th Annual Art Exhibition in April 2020 with the theme Monochrome. This will be a Juried Exhibition with a prize award to the most outstanding work.

You may download the 38th Annual (Juried) Exhibition notice and form from the below links.

Download exhibition notice
Download exhibition form

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 #?
Size: (in cm)
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

2020 Membership Fees Waived

Dear members,

During the Committee Meeting held on 7 Oct 2020, the membership issue was discussed. The Committee Members unanimously agreed to waive 2020 membership fees due to the hardship some of the members face because of Covid19 Pandemic. For those members who have already paid their 2020 membership fees, the fees will be carried forward to 2021.

We wish all members do well and stay healthy during this difficult time.

Thanks & Rgds,

Khoo Cheang Jin, President PWCS

Notice: Amendments To Penang Water Colour Society’s Rules & Constitutions

Please take note of the following amendments to our Membership.

During our AGM on 16th March 2019 we have passed unanimously proposals to amend our constitution.

Our proposed amendments were approved by Registrar of Society in June 2019.

Amended Rules & Constitution commenced immediately with matters regarding membership to be implemented on 1st January 2020.

All ordinary members to pay an annual subscription of RM100.

If you have been a member for more than 5 years and are 65 years and above, you are considered an Honorary Member. Therefore you do not have to pay the subscription fee.

Non-Malaysian can now join us under Associate Members. Entrance fee shall be RM200 and Annual subscription is RM200 for Associate Members.

Members to pay annual subscription to PWCS via interbank transfer (CIMB Bank Berhad a/c no: 0730-000-1167-055) on January of each year and email your payment record to our Hon Treasurer:

Yours sincerely,

Lim Lee Kin
Hon. Secretary

Notice: PWCS 36th Annual General Meeting 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 36th Annual General Meeting of the Penang Water Colour Society will be held on Saturday, 16th March 2019 at 5.00 pm at Paramount Hotel VIP Room (48F Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang).


  1. President’s Address
  2. To read and confirm the minutes of the 35th Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, 31st March 2018
  3. Matters arising
  4. Annual Report 2018
  5. To receive and adopt the Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet for the year ended 31st December 2018
  6. To elect the following Office Bearers for 2019:
      • 1 President
      • 1 Vice President
      • 1 Hon. Secretary
      • 1 Hon. Treasurer
      • 5 Committee Members
  1. To appoint 2 Hon. Auditors
  2. Amendment of Rules & Constitution
  3. General


Abstract Experiment: Movie & Forum

17 March 2019 (Sun)


01:30 – 02:00 pm: registration
02:00 – 03:00 pm: movie screening
03:00 – 05:00 pm: sharing + forum about abstract art by Peter Liew (in Mandarin)

member RM10 / non-member RM15 (coffee / tea included)
max 40 pax only

Hikayat Blue (226, Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Penang)

Ms Lim Lee Kin (+60 12-486 3848)

Film title:
The Silence of the Angel: Paul Klee
language: English / subtitle: Chinese

The Silence of the Angel is a sacred journey into the universe of an architect of colours, one of the great painters of the twentieth century.

The works of Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) are vast and include 9 000 pieces on the fringe of all known artistic movements of his time.
Like Kandinsky and Delaunay, Klee revolutionizes the traditional concept of composition and the use of colour.

Klee questions forms, lines and colours. He listens to nature, to the sciences of his time, to music and poetry, creating a language made of signs. Klee goes beyond the opposition between abstraction and figuration. His painting is founded on movement, rhythm, as well as on oppositions and tensions, and becomes a polyphonic work.

2006: Award for the best educational film at the 24th International Art Film Festival (FIFA) – Montréal, Canada.

Peter Liew, one of the most established Malaysian artist and is very much known for his brilliance in mastering the techniques of oil painting.

Notice: 2019 Exhibition & AGM

16 March 2019 (Sat)

02.30 pm 36th PWCS Annual Exhibition opening at Penang State Art Gallery.

05.00 pm PWCS Annual General Meeting at Paramount Hotel VIP Room (48F Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang).

07.00 pm Members’ Get Together Dinner at Ocean Green Restaurant. RM50/pax for family and friends. (FOC for participants of PWCS Annual Exhibition)

Please contact Khoo Cheang Jin (+60 16-454 0963) for reservation before 14th March 2019.

17 March 2019 (Sun)

02.00 – 05.00 pm Movie screening (with abstract art content) follow by art master Mr Peter Liew’s sharing on abstract art at Hikayat Blue (226 Beach Street, George Town, 10300 Penang). There will be a fee of RM10 per person (coffee/ tea included).

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