Our 38th Year
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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society

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Are you coming to the Juried Show?  CLICK HERE for DIRECTIONS, LODGING and PARKING INFORMATION


2018 PWS WorkShops!
Watch the workshop Page! Registration for the 2018 Workshops will open soon!
2017 Juried Show!
Thank you to all who attended the Opening Reception on Sept. 16! The show is open through October 28.

PWS Mini Workshop at Adams County Arts Council

October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon with Karen Frattali

 Luminous Color in  Watercolor


We will be working on a simple composition that can be interesting to beginners and experienced painters alike.  Karen will provide a blue print for everyone to learn how to get started and what kind of methodical steps to take to create interesting compositions with vibrant, luminous color.  Pennsylvania Watercolor Society will provide the necessary materials for each person who attends to take home a small painting, which will show their accomplishment in this mini course.  We will talk about the chemistry of pigments, watercolor papers, brushes and other materials that most watercolorists make use of.   There will be plenty of one on one assistance and answers to everyone’s questions.  This is a “Don’t Miss It”event.  PWS will bring everything you need except your curiosity and enthusiasm to try something new.


Here is an example of Karen’s work. This is not the painting we will be doing at the minKaren1i-workshop

PWS Member Event held at Blick Art Materials Retail Store in Allentown, PA

PWS extends a special Thanks to Blick for hosting this event!

Congratulations to the Gift Card Winners!!

Watercolor Society Award $250 Blick Gift Card Sponsored by Blick Art Materials.........Arlene Ginsburg

 1st Place Peoples Choice $250 Blick Gift Card Sponsored by Blick Art Materials.........Richard Ressel

 2nd Place Peoples Choice $100 Blick Gift Card Sponsored by PWS............................Sylvia Roth

 3rd Place Peoples Choice $100 Blick Gift Card Sponsored by PWS...........................,.Deb Kreiger

 4th Place Peoples Choice $100 Blick Gift Card Sponsored by PWS.............................John Walker

 5th Place Peoples Choice $100 Blick Gift Card Sponsored by PWS.............................Peter Zdenek

 6th Place Peoples Choice $100 Blick Gift Card Sponsored by PWS.............................Cheryl Elmo

2017 Juried Show
The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s
38th Annual International Juried Exhibition
The show is now open through October 28!
Click Here to See the Opening Reception and Award Winners!
CLICK HERE for Directions, Parking and Lodging Information

The Adams County Arts Council

 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

 September 11 – October 28, 2017

 Opening Reception September 16, 2017,

From 1 – 4 pm; Awards at 3:00 pm

 Juror of Selection– Jeanne Dobie


 Juror of Awards – Marjorie Glick



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

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, 4 Children's Educational Grants, and donated Art Supplies to Children's Hospitals. 


Summer 2017 - Adams County Arts Council Children’s Grant

The PA Watercolor Society Grant helped to support the 11 visual arts camps scheduled this summer. Each camp met for 3 hours per day and ran 5 days. A total of 101 children benefited from all of this fun, from 5 to 14 years old, and 44 (44%) of those students were froPic1m low income families and so attended for free.

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