Welcome! from the PWS President
Welcome to the 41st year of the International Juried exhibit by PWS. Due to the unusual and difficult circumstances this year, we are presenting for the FIRST TIME, a virtual online exhibit. We all have had to adapt and adjust our way of doing things to present this year’s exhibit to you and have made a dvd of the entire online art gallery available for purchase.
We had to adjust the location of the June four-day workshop with David Smith who was also our juror of selection. The workshop was streamed online to over one hundred people. Next year’s workshop will be “Animal studies in watercolor” with artist, Kim Johnson-Nechtman (www.kj-art.com) and is scheduled to be held in Hummelstown, Pa. Registration is scheduled to open soon so check out the “workshop” tab on the main website page for that to happen.
We were amazed seeing each wonderful artwork that was submitted. Congratulations to each artist whose outstanding work was accepted and to those who have won an award. Your display of artistic talent, interest and support of this society is very much appreciated.
It was a pleasure to work with Jeannine Swartz, coordinator of the International Juried Exhibition. I appreciate her immeasurable, invaluable contribution and supervision for the intake of this years’ record number of artworks received. It was a daunting task with over 600 paintings entered this year. Thank you to Eric Miller, who coordinated the awards to make each one more valuable.
Thank you to all the sponsors of awards, Friends of PWS, board of directors, members, webmaster and all participants that helped make this exhibit a success. This online art gallery would not have happened without you. I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please refer your friends to see it too!
Linda R Young, President
New Signature Members for 2020:
In order to earn PWS Signature status an artist must have been accepted into 2 PWS Juried Exhibitions within an 8 year period and been a continuous PWS member during this time. To maintain Signature status, dues must be kept current each year.
New Sylvan Grouse Guild Member for 2020:
Juror of Selection - David R. Smith
Juror of Awards - Douglas Wiltraut
I would like to thank the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society for inviting me to serve as the Juror of Awards for their 41st Annual International Juried Exhibition. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank David R. Smith for selecting an extremely strong body of work from which to select the awards. In some shows it seems like there are too many awards to give out but in this case there weren’t enough. Overall, the show was very strong and while the figure predominated, there were many interesting avenues that the artists explored in which they showed a keen sense of invention and design. Those paintings which were selected to receive awards combined a strong interpretation of light and shadow coupled with a dynamic composition and overall mastery of the medium. All of the artists in the show deserve recognition for their efforts and they can be proud to be included in this outstanding exhibition. Awards JurorDouglas Wiltraut