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 was held online.

Members Show

The 2024 Members Show is open for submissions. This online show will run from April 1 through June 30.

2024 Members Show

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watercolor painting of an old house

Caretakers Housing by Richard Hoffman, an award winner from the 2023 Members Show

two life drawing figures by Ken Goldman

Ken Goldman with present a demonstration on how to use watercolor in life drawing on April 13, 2024.


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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