Our 38th Year
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Did you Know?  If you are a member, you can place a link to your personal art website on the PWS member list?  Click on the MEMBER LIST TAB above to see the current List and Member Links!

2018 PWS WorkShops!
Registration for 3 New Workshops is NOW OPEN! Click on the Workshop Tab above
2017 Juried Show!
Thank you to all who participated in the 2017 Juried Show!

The 2017 Juried Show People’s Choice Award Winner is Dena Shepherd!  For her painting titled: “Dropped”.  Congratulations!

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's Community Outreach

 The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, in conjunction with our mission of “Encouraging, promoting, and enhancing water media”, a few years ago created an Education (or Community Outreach) category in our annual budgets.


Over the past few years, PWS has sponsored a Senior Art Class, 5 Children's Educational Grants, and donated Art Supplies to Children's Hospitals. 


Our mission is to encourage, promote, and enhance water media painting on paper through the education of the artist and the public

2017 Juried Show
The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s
38th Annual International Juried Exhibition
The 2017 show closed on  October 28
Click Here to See the Opening Reception and Award Winners!
PWS would like to thank everyone who contributed to a very successful 2017 Juried Show!
The People’s Choice Award will soon be posted!


Dick Ressel Demonstration Friday, October 6       

As part of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 38th Juried Exhibition at Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, PA, renowned teacher, PWS member, and Lancaster County artist, Dick Ressel, provided a very interesting and entertaining artist demonstration free of charge during Gettysburg First Friday Celebration. Dick demonstrated several watercolor techniques and illustrations that had his audience fascinated.  In addition, Dick provided a framed and matted watercolor painting that was raffled off and won by an excited participant.

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PWS Mini Workshop Saturday, October 7

Karen Frattali, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s President, led a Mini Workshop Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 noon.  The Mini Workshop was attended by some 15 participants who were instructed in producing one of two autumn still life paintings.  Karen led the class completely through the process of creating the painting from the initial transfer of the photo to the watercolor paper to the nuances of adding shadows to the objects in the paintings.  Mixing the correct colors was an important part of the process and Karen gave several alternatives for mixing the desired colors. Students were able to take their palettes home to put the finishing touches on their masterpieces if they so desired. 

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