PHILADELPHIA WATER COLOR SOCIETY

Events

We invite you to participate in our upcoming events. 

Upcoming events

    • January 10, 2018
    • February 10, 2018
    • online

    Members ONLINE SHOW OPEN for entries

    January 10 - February 10, 2018

    (NOTE: This is an online only show. There will be no physical exhibition of the works included in the show)


    SALES: 
    All sales made during the Online Members Show will be between the artist and the buyer with no commission payment. If PWCS is notified of interest in a purchase the artist will be notified with the contact information of the interested buyer. 


    AWARDS 
    1st - $500 
    2nd - $300 
    3rd - $200 
    5 Awards of Merit - $100 Each 
    5 Honorable Mention Awards - $50 Each 


    SELECTION FOR THE PWCS ONLINE MEMBERS SHOW 
    Members may submit up to two entries to the 2018 Online Members Show via the entry process here. 2017-2018 PWCS membership dues must be paid in full to gain entry to the show. 

    JUROR OF AWARDS 
    Stan Kurth, NWS 
    Stan has drawn and painted most all of his life, and lives with the conviction 'fear not' as he evolves in his work. His art is represented in private, public and corporate collections, and he has shown in numerous local, national and international juried exhibitions including the National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, International Society of Acrylic Painters, San Diego Watercolor Society International, Arizona Watercolor Association, Arizona Artists Guild, and Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona and Arizona Watercolor Association. His work has been featured in American Artist Watercolor and Watercolor Artist. He teaches workshops and shares his process with many artist communities and organizations. 


    2018 ONLINE MEMBERS SHOW CALENDAR
    • Open for Entry -January 10 through February 10
    • Notification of Awards – No later than March 1
    • Show available for viewing on PWCS Website – March 1


    ENTRY FEE:
    $10 for PWCS Members with 2017-2018 Membership Dues paid in full.


    ENTRY DEADLINE:
    Entries must be received by February 10, 2018.


    ONLINE ENTRIES (Required) 

    STEPS TO SUBMITTING

    1. Make sure your membership dues are paid and your contact information is up to date here. PWCS membership must be up to date.  If your email is incorrect you may not receive communications from Philadelphia Water Color Society. 

    2. Review the digital image requirements and watch the tutorial here

    3. Go to the Call for Entries digital submission page here.

    4. If you have not used this system before you will need to set up an account. This is a separate account from your PWCS account. There is a video tutorial and it is easy.  

    5. You will be asked to agree to the following: I hereby agree to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. If my work is selected, I give permission for my work to be reproduced for the PWCS exhibition catalog, publicity, and educational purposes for this exhibition and possibly future exhibitions.

    6. Complete your entry and pay your fee by PayPal. If you have an existing PayPal account use it rather than setting up a new one. Checks will not be accepted.

    apply now


    DIGITAL ENTRIES PREPARATION 
    1.Digital entries must be JPG format with a resolution of 300 dpi. 
    2.Image size should be 1000 pixels on the longest dimension. 
    3.Entries should show image only, no mat or frame. 
    4.Images must be named as follows: complete painting title, using underscores instead of spaces (Example: out_to_lunch) 
    5.Visit our Digital Image Preparation page for additional guidelines on preparing digital images. 

    WORKS ELIGIBLE: 
    Water-media, drawings, hand pulled prints, and pastels are acceptable. All work must be original and on or of paper. Collage elements must be of paper, and any image or color on collage papers must be the work of the artist. No oils, photographic, digital, electronic processes or computer art will be accepted. No work previously exhibited in any PWCS exhibition will be accepted. Entries must be no older than 3 years and must not have been done under teacher supervision. 

    SIGNATURE MEMBERSHIP: 
    Acceptance into the annual Members Show does not count toward qualification for PWCS Signature Membership.
    • January 15, 2018
    • March 15, 2018

     

    Juror of Acceptance: Andy Evansen, AWS

    Juror of Awards: Kass Morin-Freeman, AWS

    ON LOCATION: Artists at Brandywine​ is organized by the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Chadds Ford Historical Society and will take place on May 31st - June 3rd, 2018

    Twenty-five artists will be selected from submitted applications by the juror to paint on the four Brandywine River Museum of Art properties – the Kuerner Farm, the Andrew Wyeth Studio, the NC Wyeth Studio and the Brandywine River Museum of Art on June 1-3, 2018. Artists will be divided up randomly to paint on three properties in the morning and then free in the afternoon to paint on any of the properties. The artists night will be the evening of May 31st at the Brandywine Museum.

    Application Process:

    ● Entries will be accepted between January 15 and March 15th, 2018. Follow these steps:

    1. Make sure your membership dues are paid and your contact information is up to date here. PWCS membership must be up to date.  If your email is incorrect you may not receive communications from Philadelphia Water Color Society. 

    2. Review the digital image requirements and watch the tutorial here

    3. Go to the Call for Entries digital submission page here.

    4. If you have not used this system before you will need to set up an account. This is a separate account from your PWCS account. There is a video tutorial and it is easy.  

    5. You will be asked to agree to the following: I hereby agree to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. If my work is selected, I give permission for my work to be reproduced for the PWCS exhibition catalog, publicity, and educational purposes for this exhibition and possibly future exhibitions.

    6. Complete your entry and pay your fee by PayPal. If you have an existing PayPal account use it rather than setting up a new one. Checks will not be accepted.

    apply now

    ● There is a non-refundable fee of $40 payable online using a credit card or PayPal. Entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline. Unpaid applications will not be considered for selection.

    ● Submit two images that represent plein air work completed within the last 3 years outside on location for this jury.

    ● Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. Crop photos to include only the artwork. Image size must be no larger than 2 MB and 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 to 300 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format.

    ● Twenty-five artists selected from applicants will be notified by email and the list will be posted on the PWCS web site by April 1, 2018.

    ● ACCEPTED MEDIA:​ Watercolor, pastel, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, gouache, egg tempera and acrylic are accepted. All work must be original and on or of paper. No oils, photographic, digital, electronic processes or computer art will be accepted.

    Event Guidelines:

    • There will be a mandatory artist meeting on the evening of May 31, 2018 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. During this meeting each artist will find out which three properties they will be painting on for the morning. In the afternoon, they will be allowed to go to any other Museum properties to paint.

    • Artwork submitted must have been created en Plein air on the museum properties rain or shine between June 1–3, 2018, without the use of photography.

    • The art show will take place in the Chadds Ford Historical Society and will open with a reception on June 8th and run for a month. Artists are expected to attend the reception and promote the sale and show.

    • We will hang at least three paintings for each artist at the opening of the show of the maximum 6 submitted.  As paintings are sold other ones will be hung.

    • Artists are responsible for framing their exhibited artwork, bringing it to the Chadds Ford Historical Society located in Chadds Ford, PA

    • All paintings must have the 2018 On Location stamp on the substrate to be accepted.

    • All exhibited artwork must be for sale. Artists set their own prices.

    • PWCS reserves the right to review all delivered entries for conformance with specifications outlined in the prospectus and the right to refuse any work.

    • All paintings created during On Location: Artists at Brandywine must be sold through and processed by the CFHS. Artists will receive 75% of the sale price less a credit card processing fee if applicable.  The Chadds Ford Historical Society is a non-profit organization so patrons receive a tax form for 20% of the price of purchased paintings and another 5% of each sale is a donation to the Brandywine Conservancy.  Unsold paintings are the responsibility of the artist.

    • Only white mats are acceptable or plein air frames with a liner. A thin color liner may be used when double matting. Selected work must be wired and ready to hang. Framing must be professional in appearance with clean mats, frames without visible damages, and clean glass or plexiglass without noticeable scratches. Back of painting should be sealed. PWCS reserves the right to review all delivered entries for conformance with specifications outlined in the prospectus and the right to refuse any work that does not match the submitted digital entry. Work that does not comply will not be exhibited and will be returned at the artist’s expense, and the artist will be precluded from any and all exhibitions sponsored by the PWCS for a period of two years.

    • Artists are responsible for insuring their work in transit. The Chadds Ford Historical Society will not provide insurance during the exhibition. PWCS will not be responsible for works damaged, lost or stolen. Any work left after close of exhibition will be placed in storage at the artist’s risk and insurance coverage discontinued. A late charge of $5 per day will apply.

    • CFHS, PWCS, The Brandywine River Museum of Art and each artist will promote “On Location” on their respective websites and social media. Each artist will be given postcards to mail or distribute to local business.  

    • Artists will be notified of sales within 5 business days and payments will be processed promptly and mailed to the artist’s address provided at registration.

    • Artists reception on June 8th is required and will include the awarding of the prizes.

    • Further details about delivery of your paintings, details regarding the number of paintings that can be submitted, prizes to be awarded and your other responsibilities for this event will be described in the approval letters.

    • All Applicants must be members of PWCS in good standing. All artists participating in the event must have their dues paid up until December 2018.

    Thank you for submitting your work for consideration for this unique plein air event. It is the sincere hope of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Chadds Ford Historical Society that those artists selected will experience memorable paintings, memorable camaraderie with your fellow artists, and great sales during the event.


    • February 07, 2018
    • March 03, 2018
    • Gallery 222, 222 E. King Street Malvern, PA
    PWCS BOARD SHOW
    Gallery 222
    222 E. King Street
    Malvern, PA
    February 7- March 3, 2018
    Reception February 8, 2018 5:30 - 8:30pm
    • April 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • DELAWARE ART MUSEUM 2301 Kentmere Parkway | Wilmington, DE 19806
    Register
    Delaware Art Museum
    Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin
    When: Thursday April 26, 2018
    Time: 10 am
    Members Cost: $30.00*
    Non-Members Cost $37.00*

    *lunch is included in the price

    WHERE: DELAWARE ART MUSEUM 2301 Kentmere Parkway | Wilmington, DE 19806 | 302.571.9590 | 866.232.3714 (Toll free)
    EXHIBIT INFORMATION:
    EYE ON NATURE: ANDREW WYETH AND JOHN RUSKIN
    Born almost exactly 100 years apart, the American painter, Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) and the British critic and amateur artist, John Ruskin (1819–1900) shared a life-long obsession for the close observation and finely rendered imagery of the world around them. This exhibition places the work of Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin together for the first time, examining their varying approaches to interpreting the natural world.

    Andrew Wyeth was the youngest in a family of five children, the son of renowned illustrator, N.C. Wyeth, who recognized his talent and encouraged him to develop his skill. John Ruskin, the only child in a rising middle-class family, was encouraged to make drawings from nature. As a respected art critic, he became the spokesperson for art of the modern era in Britain and the champion of the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

    CATERED LUNCH INFORMATION:

    Tuscan Sandwich Lunch
    Assortment of Homemade Gourmet Sandwiches on a Variety of Fresh Breads, Rolls and Wraps
    Chips, Fresh Fruit Salad
    Homemade Cookies and Brownies
    All Buffet Lunches include:
    Freshly Brewed Iced Tea and Infused Water
    • October 11, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087
    Members Only:
    Special event city demonstration by Alvaro Castagnet: 10/11/2018 AM
    • October 12, 2018
    • October 14, 2018

    This workshop is organized through Wayne Art Center and registration is handled online here. PWCS members receive a discount.

    REGISTER NOW

    Registration Dates: Standard registration opens: Dec 1, 2017
    Last day for standard registration: Oct 20, 2018
    Internet registration opens: Dec 1, 2017
    Last day for Internet registration: Oct 20, 2018

    Join international artist Alvaro Castagnet, the Passionate Painter in this three day watercolor workshop!

    About Alvaro: Alvaro's early interest in art was cultivated mainly by his father, who sent him to the National School of Art in Montevideo at a very young age, where he was taught by Professor Esteban Garino.

    Castagnet carried on his formal education in art at the Fine Arts University, where Miguel Angel Pareja was his oil painting tutor. Castagnet migrated to Australia in 1983, and lived there enjoying the cosmopolitan and forward-looking attitude of that country for 20 years. He currently lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.

    Alvaro has been holding solo exhibitions since 1985, and has been recognized with dozens of awards over the last 30 years. Alvaro writes articles for many international artist publications worldwide. He travels around the world, painting, demonstrating, lecturing, and judging art competitions also guest-attending exhibitions of his work.

    Alvaro is the author of Watercolor Painting with Passion, Painting with Passion Beyond Technique books. Alvaro is featured in innumerable art books, videos, DVDs and acclaimed international art publications. His main studio is located in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he lives with his wife, Ana Maria & their teenage sons.

    Please note: PWCS members must be current and paid members to enroll for the member price for this workshop.

    • October 14, 2018
    • Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087
    Alvaro Castagnet Demonstration: 10/14/2018 evening
    • October 14, 2018
    • November 24, 2018
    • Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087
    PWCS 118th International Anniversary Show
    Open for entries:04/01/2018-07/15/2018
    October 14- November 24, 2018
    Reception: tba

    Wayne Art Center
    433 Maplewood Avenue
    Wayne, Pa 19087
    Juror of Selection:Alan Wylie
    Judge of Awards: Alvaro Castagnet
    • October 23, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087

    Gallery Talk: 10/23/2018 5pm

    Kathleen A. Foster - The Robert McNeil JR. Senior Curator of American Art and Director of Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    • November 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087

    Winsor Newton Product demonstration: 11/17/2018 10am- Noon

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