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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society


PWS Events

2016 Online Member’s Show! 
PWS Community OutReach Programs - CLICK FOR MORE!

PWS Meetings

PWS Board Meetings (Open to all Members)
 Saturday, March 11 - 10:00 AM
All are held at Lancaster County Art Association
149 Precision Avenue, Strasburg, PA 17579
Directions can be found at lcaaonline.org


Past PWS Events

Annual Member's Meeting and Gallery Walk
September 26, 2015
Click here all the details
September 2015 Workshop with Luke Buck
Click HERE to see the workshop summary and photos
Art Classes at Windy Hill Senior Center
Click here for information and Photographs!
October 2014 Workshop with Sterling Edwards
Click HERE to see the workshop summary and photos
June 2014 Workshop with Karlyn Holman
Click HERE to see the workshop summary and photos
2013 International Juried Show - Oct. 5 - Nov. 13, 2013
Click on the “Juried Show” Tab above for more information
2013 Member’s Meeting
Click HERE to see photos from the 2013 Member’s Meeting
2013 PWS Workshop with Pat Dews
Click HERE to see photos from the 2013 Pat Dews Workshop
2012 Member’s Meeting
Click HERE to see photos from the 2012 Member’s Meeting

Links and Calls for Entries for other Art Organizations

Art of the State – deadline is February 28, 2017

 For more information one can email Jamie Jastrzembski, Program Director at Jump Street, the outfit that handles this competition, at


One can enter the competition at www.statemuseumpa.org

CALL FOR ENTRY – The West Virginia Watercolor Society invites all artists working in water-based media to enter our annual national juried exhibition, Aqueous 2017, May 2 – July 13, at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, W.Va. Juror is Chris Krupinski, AWS, NWS. Approximately $2,300 in awards. Entry deadline is March 1, 2017. Download the Aqueous 2017 prospectus at the WVWS website: www.wvwatercolorsociety.org.

The Missouri Watercolor Society's 2017 INTERNATIONAL Exhibition is bigger and better than ever.  ENTER NOW and avoid the rush!!  The 2016 INTERNATIONAL had over $10,000 in awards with 1st Place receiving $3000.  This year total awards will exceed $12,000 while the top award, one of the best in the country, will remain $3000.  The Prospectus is on the Missouri Watercolor Society's website   www.mowsart.com    

Call for entries:  The 2017 Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD.  Open to all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC.  Juror:Frank Eber,AWS,NWS,TWCS,WW.  Entry online or by CD.  First place $1200.  Deadline: April 3,2017.  For a prospectus and more information: www.BaltimoreWatercolorSociety.org


The Illinois Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2017. It can also be downloaded from the IWS website at


•         Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 5, 2017 – Friday, May 26, 2017
•         Selection and Awards Juror: Carol Carter
•         Entry Submission Deadline: March 4, 2017
•         Over $6,000 in cash awards — Best of Show is $1,500

Exhibition & Workshop at the WAS-H gallery in Houston TX

March 14, 2017 - April 6, 2017

Juror and Instructor

Stephen Quiller, AWS, NWS 

 Over $6,000 in cash awards!

Contact WAS-H for details at 
intlwatercolorexhibit@gmail.com or

visit our website to download the prospectus at www.watercolorhouston.org

 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 44th year, and being presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. CAE is honored and excited to take responsibility for hosting this annual exhibition. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States, and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country.

CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, author, and teacher, Stephen Quiller, will serve as the juror for the 44th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Mr. Quiller is best known for his work in watermedia, and was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor at the 148th International American Watercolor Society Exhibition in New York City in 2014. His paintings have been on the covers and the subjects of articles of many leading artists magazines. He has authored two best-selling books, Color Choices and Painter’s Guide to Color, and his “Quiller Wheel” is used by artists worldwide.

Go to http://bit.ly/2il9x31www.callforentry.org to apply. For further information, contact Becky Guy via email at curator@evergreenarts.org


The itinerary and registration form is on the home Page of the MOWS website www.mowsart.com March 31st is the deadline for the $800 deposit and registration.  Please send it to China Travel Services Houston.  The balance of the $3595 fee is due April 15th.

Many individual female artists are inquiring about a possible roommate. That is very possible/likely.  If you email me ( DavenAAnderson@gmail.com) about your wish to join the group and would like a roommate I will get you in touch with each other.

 Airplane ticket info and a visa form will be sent by April 25th.  Your passport and visa application should be mailed to China Travel Services Houston by April 28th.  You may depart by air from other US International airports.  Also, ticket/seating upgrades are possible but at an added cost.

 Your passport and visa will be returned by May 15th along with clothing suggestions, weather info, travel tips and art supply suggestions.   

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