Our 39th Year
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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society


PWS Current Events

2018 Online Member Show now Posted! 

PWS Meetings

PWS Board Meetings (Open to all Members)
All Meetings are Held at:
Hanover Area Arts Guild
32 Carlisle Street
Hanover PA
Starting at 10:30 AM
 Apr. 2, May. 7 Jun. 4
No Meetings In July, August or September
Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3


2018 PWS Events - Coming Soon!

2018 Juried Show - September 15 thru October 20 in Warren, PA
 Watch for details in early 2018
Janet Rogers  Workshop "The Gesture in Watercolor - From Flowers to Figures", April 16 to 20, 2018
Joyce Hicks Workshop “Transforming the Landscape in Watercolor”  September 17 to 21, 2018

2019 PWS Events - Mark Your Calendars

Sterling Edwards Workshop "Watercolor Abstracts: Pushing your Creativity", April 8 to 12, 2019

Past PWS Events

Blick Member’s Exhibit - July 2017
2017 Online Member’s Show! 
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


Call for entries:  The Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, June 9 – July 14, 2018.  Open to all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC. 

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ Images 2018 Juried Gallery Exhibition in July in State College, PA.  Images 2018 is open to artists whose primary residence is in Pennsylvania. Digital images of original work produced within the last three years may be submitted. Both adults and enrolled students from ages 16 through 26 are encouraged to apply to the exhibition.  Artists will be eligible for at least $1,500 in prizes awarded by the juror.  There will be merit awards, a Best of Show, and awards for best pastel, best drawing, and best student submission. The application may be found online at http://arts-festival.com/images-juried-exhibitionThe entry deadline is May 4.
The San Diego Watercolor Society 38th International Exhibition to be held in October 2018. 
Entry deadline: May 7th, 2018
Cash and Merchandise Awards: $17,000
Juror: John Salminen
37th Ishow sales: 20 paintings
New this year: Online Sales Gallery  (doubles exposure!)
For more information, visit sdws.org or email ishowinformation@sdws.org
2018 NWS 98th International Open Exhibition
Deadline May 18, 2018 - 12:00 Noon, PST
Exhibition Open October 4 - December 16, 2018
$40,000+ in Awards
The Center for the Arts Evergreen is please to announce 45th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition CALL FOR ENTRIES
 Submission Deadline: May 22, 2018 (www.callforentry.org only) Exhibition Dates: September 8 – October 27, 2018

Kentucky Watercolor Society’s National Exhibit, Aqueous USA 2018 will be September 6-November 4 at Actors Theatre in Louisville.  Deadline to Enter: July 1, 2018  For more info:  http://www.kentuckywatercolorsociety.org/files/Aqueous_2018_Prospectus.pdf


Philadelphia Water Color Society 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper. October 14 - November 24, 2018 at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pa. Juror of Selection: Alan Wylie, Judge of Awards: Alvaro Castagnet. Workshop Alvaro Castagnet. Over $ 8000.00 in awards, including $ 1500.00 Best in Show. Media to include watercolor, acrylic, pastel, gouache, pen & ink, graphite, colored pencil and hand pulled prints. Online entry. Prospectus, submission information and workshop info at www.pwcsociety.org
Deadline for entries is July 15



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