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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, May 13 - 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

Philadelphia WaterColor Society
Call for Entries

The 2017 International Works on Paper Exhibition will be held at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA from September 9 - October 15, 2017. A call for entries will be sent out via email and a reminder postcard will be sent to all members in good standing. Members receive a discounted entry rate. Artists will be able to digitally enter the show from April 1 - May 28, 2017. The juror of selection is Mary Todd Beam and the judge of awards is Andy Evansen  http://www.pwcsociety.org/event-2450669

Entry Deadline is May 28

National Watercolor Society
Call for Entries
$ 40,000 in awards
Entry Deadline is May 19, 2017 at noon

Are you eligible for the $3000 NWS VANGUARD AWARD?

 If you are an innovative non-objective artist, a United States resident 18 years or older, and have never been juried into a National Watercolor Society Annual International Open Exhibition, you could become a recipient of the prestigious NWS $3000 VANGUARD AWARD generously sponsored by Katharine Cartwright. 

 WATER MEDIA ARTISTS: It is time to think about winning the $3,000 VANGUARD AWARD, offered annually at the National Watercolor Society's International Exhibition. 

The prospectus can be found on the NWS Exhibition Entry website, NWSExhibition.com

The entry deadline is May 19, 2017, at 12:00 Noon PDT.

 Here are the criteria for the Award:

(1) the work must be innovative non-objective art; (2) the entry must be the first time that artist has ever had work juried into an NWS International Exhibition; and (3) the artist must be a United States resident.

Touchstone Gallery National Juried Show
Call for Entries
Entry deadline is June 12, 2017


Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ Images 2017 Juried Gallery Exhibition in July in State College, PA.

 Work eligible for exhibition in the show includes drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art.  Images 2017is 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 www.arts-festival.com/images-juried-exhibitionThe entry deadline is May 5.


 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

 Artist Getaway 2017, workshops and art vacations

April 8-9. Mark Monsarrat 3 day workshop, Alameda, oil
May 1-5. Half Moon Bay Artist Getaway
June 4-9. Murphys Artist Getaway
July 17-19 Rolando Barrero 2 day workshop. Benicia, watercolor
September 16. Meisha Grichuhin 1 day workshop, Pacifica, oil
October 15-20. Occidental Artist Getaway

 www.artistgetaway.com for details and registration.




NOVEMBER 4th and 5th, 2017

 LOCATION: BJ Dickhute’s Studio Website: bjdickhute.com
180 Lutz Hollow Road Email: bjdickhute@gmail.com
PO Box 87
Mount Jackson, VA 22842

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