We invite you to participate in our upcoming events. 

Upcoming events

    • March 24, 2017
    • May 05, 2017
    • Boyer Gallery at the Hill School, Pottstown, PA

    First Prize from 2016 Exhibition: A Touch of Orange, Richard Ressel

    Pre-register by clicking "Register" on the left side

    or Download the Entry Form

    Jurors: Jim McFarlane and Ellen Nelson

    Works Eligible: All SIGNATURE and ASSOCIATE MEMBERS may submit ONE entry. Hand delivered work only. Water media, drawings, hand pulled prints, and pastels are acceptable. All work must be original and on or of paper. Collage elements must be of paper, and any image or color on collage papers must be the work of the artist. No oils, photographic, digital, electronic processes or computer art will
    be accepted. No work previously exhibited at The Hill School or in any PWCS exhibition will be accepted. Entries must be no older than 3 years and must not have been done under teacher supervision.

    Size Restriction: Minimum image size is 140 square inches. Maximum outside frame dimensions must not exceed 40” in any direction.

    Accepted Work: Must be in accordance with professional standards: framed/wired properly with no visible damages to frame, white mats only, and clean glass or Plexiglas without
    noticeable scratches.

    Entry Fee: $10 - Register on left sidebar or Download the Entry Form

    Hand Delivery: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:00AM to 3:00PM

    Notification: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Pick Up: Declined: Wednesday, March 22, 10:00AM to 3:00PM or during Reception

    Demonstration: Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:00PM to 2:00PM Martin Weber Paints

    Reception: Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:00PM to 5:00PM

    Gallery Talk: Sunday, April 9, 2017 2:00PM to 3:00PM Kass Morin-Freeman

    Pick Up: Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00AM to 3:00PM

    Note: • All reasonable care will be taken in handling work; however, The Hill School and PWCS do not assume responsibility for damage or loss, whatever the cause, nor do they carry insurance for submitted work.
    • Acceptance in this exhibition does not alter Associate Membership Status


    Download the Entry Form

    • April 06, 2017
    • April 07, 2017
    • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
    • 26

    Diamond Shoal

    American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

    Featuring two paintings donated by the Philadelphia Water Color Society ( Philadelphia Water Color Club- former name of society)

    This exhibition explores watercolor painting’s remarkable rise in the United States in the years between 1860 and 1925. From the passion of a small group of painters in the 1860s to the flowering of modernism in the early twentieth century, this survey charts the artistic revolution that occurred during the lifetimes of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the two most influential American watercolorists.

    Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Docent Tour Time: 9:15 am - participants must arrive by 9:00 am

    Costs: Guided tours are $34 per person and that includes a one hour guided tour of the exhibition, and general admission to the Museum’s 3 buildings on 2 consecutive days. This includes the evening celebrations and events on  Friday, April 7, 2017.  

    Plein Air Painting on the Museum Grounds and the Waterworks

    Tour participants will stay and paint outside regardless of weather. Places to paint are the museum steps looking out at the city, Waterworks ( gazebo shelter there), Eakins Oval  and many more spots. Take a look at the map to see the possibilities.

    We ask that all painters pre-register so that they can receive their easel placard, name tag and PWCS information to hand out.

    Participation criteria and cost:

    All participants must be members in good standing of Philadelphia Water Color Society. Log-in to your member profile to access registration.

    There are 50 spots available on a first come first serve basis.

    PWCS reserves the right to cancel the tour, if there are not at least 15 artists signed up.

    Sign up is by web only.

    Payment is by paypal only.

    There are no refunds for cancellation although you can find another member to take your place.

    Cost is the same whether you are a museum member or not.
    • September 07, 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • September 09, 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
    • 8

    Andy Evansen, Exploring the Apostle Island Sea Caves

    Andy Evansen Watercolor Workshop

    Dates; September 7- 9, 2017

    Time: 9:30 - 3:30 pm


    Community Arts Center

    414 Plush Mill Road

    Wallingford, PA 19086

    Member $400.00   Non-member $450.00

    50% deposit required with completed registration.

    50% balance due by July 30.

    Cancellations after July 30 will forfeit 50% deposit. 

    If you are placed on a wait list, you will be notified July 30 of an available space. Full payment must follow promptly for confirmation.


    "There seems to be a never-endinq quest to loosen up in watercolor.  I hear it from my students all the time. It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting too much into your paintings, and editing out the non-essential whether working from photo reference or painting on location is so important.

    Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen', it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time.  However, there are techniques that can speed up this process.  In my workshop, we’ll discuss ways to simplify a scene into larger shapes that will help you paint more boldly.

    Value studies are emphasized from the outset.  I will complete at least one demonstration painting each day, covering topics such as drawing, skies, trees, buildings, water, and figures.  By the end of the class, each student should have enough information to help them on their path to painting impressionistic watercolors."

    • September 09, 2017
    • October 15, 2017
    • Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
    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.
    download the Prospectus   
    submit your entry

    Members can get their discount code here (while logged in)

    Important Dates

    Final Entry Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Email Notification: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

    Shipped Works Due: No later than Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Hand Delivery: Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm

    Show Opens: Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Awards Reception: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

    Exhibit Closes: Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Hand Pick-Up: Directly after the reception on October 15, 2017 or on October 16, 2017 3:00 - 7:00 pm  

    Return Shipping Begins: October 16, 2017


    $1,000 PWCS Award of Excellence

    Total Cash Awards in Excess of $8,500

    Juror of Selection - Mary Todd Beam

    Mary Todd Beam, painter, popular workshop instructor, juror, and lecturer is an elected member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Ohio Watercolor Society among others.  She has been juror for many local, state and national exhibits such as the National Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibition and the Rocky Mountain Annual Exhibit.  Mary’s work has won numerous awards such as the Gold Medal from the American Watercolor Society, the Experimental Award in the National Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibition, the Ohio Watercolor Society's Silver and Bronze medals, the Top Juror's Award in the San Diego Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibit and her work was was chosen for the National Academy of Design’s Biennial in New York City.  For additional information on Mary and her work please visit her website:  


    Judge of Awards - Andy Evansen

    Andy Evansen began painting watercolors as a change from the detailed digital images he creates as a medical illustrator.  His work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005.  His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze Medal of Honor at the 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition, the Painters Award in Northwest Watercolor Society’s 2012 Waterworks Exhibition, and in 2015 he received the High Winds Medal and his signature status from the American Watercolor Society.

    Andy was a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Convention and Expo, and in 2015 he was invited to Nanning, China to participate in a watercolor exhibition and plein air event alongside  other world renowned watercolor painters.  Andy recently opened his own studio gallery, Evansen Art Studio, in Hastings, MN, and he serves as the President for the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA).  To learn more about Andy and his work please visit his website:  

    Andy Evansen will also be offering a three-day watercolor workshop, September 7, 2017 - September 9, 2017. He will also be demonstrating on the evening of September 9th. Both of these events will have a discounted rate for current PWCS members. As we get closer to this event more information will be available.
    download the Prospectus   
    submit your entry

    Members can get their discount code here (while logged in)
    • September 09, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Community Arts Center 414 Plush Mill Road Wallingford, PA 19086

    Watercolor Demonstration by the Judge of Awards for the 117th Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper, Andy Evansen.

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