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The Prayer - pastel by Barbara Berry

Violet Oakley, George Bellows, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, John Singer Sargent, along with NC, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth are just a sampling of the legendary figures in American Art who have counted among their credentials membership in the Philadelphia Water Color Society. Today PWCS continues to support artists with opportunities for exhibitions and professional development. PWCS is one of the few art societies anywhere that accepts works on paper to include watercolor, pastel, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil and hand pulled prints.

In addition, PWCS sponsors plein air events throughout the year and will be collaborating on a 3 day plein air festival in 2017 with the Brandywine River Museum of Art as part of the 100th Birthday Celebration of Andrew Wyeth. PWCS is also bringing internationally recognized watercolorist Andy Evanson, President of the Plein Air Painters of America, to Philadelphia in 2017 as the Judge of Awards for our 117th International Exhibition of Works on Paper. During his visit, Andy will also offer a 3 day watercolor workshop and a demonstration.

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