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Awards Winners


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  • PWCS Award for Excellence in Works on Paper
  • Elizabeth Shober Hooper Memorial Award for Excellence in Presentation & Technique
  • Blicks Art Materials Award (Gift Certficate)
  • PWCS Founders' Award
  • National Watercolor Society Award for Excellence in Watermedia
  • PWCS Board of Directors' Award
  • PWCS Members' Award
  • PWCS 118th Exhibition Award
  • Frank Nofer Memorial Award for Transparent Watercolor
  • Chandler Bellows Memorial Award
  • Marie L. Hollenbeck Award for Excellence
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Award for Excellence
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society Award for Excellence
  • Don Patterson Award
  • Mel Fetterolf Award
  • PWCS Award for Use of Color
  • Vincent Award
  • W. Emerson Heitland Memorial Award
  • Mary K. McGee Memorial Award for Excellence in Pastel
  • Mildred Sands Kratz Award for Traditional Watercolor
  • PWCS Award for Composition
  • Newman & Saunders Gallery Award
  • Sandra Sawin Memorial Award for Representational Landscape in Watercolor
  • American Picture Framing Award
  • Ginny Coombs Award for Excellence
  • Thorton Oakley Memorial Award
  • Frederic W. Schmid Memorial Award
  • Bonnie and Harrison vonDuyke Award for Transparent Watercolor

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.

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