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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detail of a watercolor painting by Denny Bond that presents still life with fine china, coffee and kettle by

Aroma (detail) by Denny Bond. Bond was a frequent award in our exhibitions.

Watercolor painting by Ryan Fox of the NCSU Bell Tower.
Ryan Fox will demonstrate how to mount watercolors without using glass.


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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