The international watercolor community has come a long way since its inception in 2012. Mrinmay Sebastian was appointed as President of International Society – UAE by Mr. Atanur Dogan, Founder and
Honorary President of IWS Globe.-Oct -2015. IWS UAE was officially Inaugurated in UAE - 31 st Oct
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Faisal Bin Qassmi inaugurated IWS UAE’s 1st Watercolor Festival on 22nd of February at Al Zahra Hospital IWS’s annual watercolor festival from 22nd – 25th of February 2018 Dubai, 18th February 2018 – (IWS) International Watercolor Society -UAE in collaboration with the Cartoon Art Gallery hosted a 4-day Watercolor Festival in UAE from 22nd till 25th of February followed by 3 day painting tour from 26th February to 28th February 2018. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Qassmi, an avid supporter of Art in the region, graced the inauguration .Chief guests also include Mr. Can Dizdar - The Ambassador of Turkey, Mr. Erdem Ozan – Turkish Counsulate Genereal, Mr. Salih Ozer - Turkish Culture and Tourism Atache, Mr. Yubazlan Yusef – Malaysian Consulate General, There are artworks from the collection of Former Malaysian Ambassador- Dato Mohd Yusof Ahmad and Consul General, H.E. Carlos Tavera, and many more.
IWS UAE Watercolor Workshop by The Cartoon Art Gallery A very interesting workshop by Renowned Master Alvaro Castagnet.
The Longest Watercolor Painting of UAE created on 24th Feb 2018 at Al Zahra Hospital Campus by IWS UAE .The most talented Masters and Artist around the world and of course the Watercolorist of UAE created 63 metre long Watercolor Painting (Longest watercolor painting of UAE under the guidance of the Founder and President Atanur Dogan and Vice President Amit Kapoor