Philadelphia Water Color Society

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watercolor painting Brook among Rocks by John Singer Sargent

Brook among Rocks by John Singer Sargent,
one or our first members and a frequent exhibitor

A Long Tradition

Established in 1900, the Philadelphia Water Color Society has been supporting artists working with watercolors and other media on paper ever since.  We do this through exhibitions, workshops, demos, and other means of community support.

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The Society currently enjoys the participation of over 500 members from the greater Philadelphia area, elsewhere in the United States, and from around the world. Membership does have its benefits.

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International Exhibition

This years International Exhibition will be held online. Submissions have closed. This show runs from October 16 through November 22, 2023.

Members Show

The 2023 Members Show is now online.

2023 Members Show

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watercolor landscape of Monument Valley by Paula Lawson

Monument Valley Storm (detaiI) by Paula Lawson.
This is one of the award winning entries in the 123rd International Exhibition of Works on Paper

Watercolor painting by Ryan Fox of the NCSU Bell Tower.
Ryan Fox demonstrated how to mount watercolors without using glass on October 12, 2023.


We produce events throughout the year, including demos, multi-day workshops, plein air painting, and member meetings. Typically, our events are held in-person but many of these have been moved online during the pandemic.

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Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events have been finalized, but several are in the planning stage.

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