From the first physical show at Strawberry Square around 1979 in Harrisburg to today’s 2021 online juried show; we’ve come a long way! Without the many volunteers, sponsors, donors, supporters, and active board members working to provide this juried show for you, it never would have happened. I am so proud of the commitment every person has made to produce this exhibition.
Twelve founding artists sought to create an association that would support and advance the watercolor medium for artists while promoting the beauty and appeal of watercolor to the public. I think those founding artists would be proud to see it continuing today, even in its online format. The fantastic number of exhibiting artists from around Pennsylvania, the USA and the world make me excited to write this welcome to you.
PWS is a non-profit organization and has always been self-sustaining through yearly membership dues. It is, this year without exception, an extraordinarily, diverse and beautiful exhibition brought to you by all those involved with the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. Thank you, everyone.
Linda R Young, President
Letter from Juried Show Chairperson
Congratulations to everyone selected for the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 42nd Annual International Juried Exhibition. The exhibit is stunning. I hope you enjoy!
This year 353 artists from 37 states and 17 countries submitted a total of 635 entries for consideration.
We appreciate the time and careful consideration of our jury. Juror of Selection Lana Privitera had the difficult task of selecting 106 works for the exhibit. Juror of Awards Ted Nuttall had an equally difficult task in choosing 25 to receive awards.
Visit our website www.pawcs.com to view the show in a virtual format.
Thank you to those who everyone who had a hand in making the exhibit possible, with special thanks to PWS President Linda R. Young, Membership Chair Anni Matsick, Awards Co-Chairs Helen Canfield and Gay Dunn, Members Online Show Chair Pam Wenger, Publicity Mona Frey, Webmaster Nick Mohler, and all those who contributed to the catalog printing.
Once again, congratulations!
PWS Juried Show Chairperson