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Upcoming events

    • August 29, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hopewell Furnace Park 2 Mark Bird Lane Elverson, PA 19520

    Date: August 29, 2018

    Time: 9:00-5:00pm

    where: Hopewell Furnace Park

    2 Mark Bird Lane

    Elverson, PA 19520

    Parking lot available, Restrooms available- Bring lunch

    No fee

    Contact: George Gallatig

    848 acre park Historical structures that illustrate the business, technology, and lifestyle of our growing nation. Volunteers in period costumes. 

    Please sign up on this website so that the person managing the Plein Air day has some idea of who will attend. PWCS Members only

    Please make sure all the Plein air events say PWCS members only, and have the please sign up language. 

    • September 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

    Annual Members meeting

    September 11, 2018 

    6 pm


    Community Arts Center

    414 Plush Mill Road 

    Wallingford, PA 19086

    Meeting agenda 
    • Voting for new board members
    • Financial state of the organization 
    • Overview of last year's activities
    • Overview of upcoming activities
    • Thanking board members 
    • Welcoming new signature board members


    Longtime PWCS volunteer, signature member and teacher, Nancy Barch, will be speaking about what she feels makes a good painting to enter into shows 

    Lite supper will be served. - Please register so we have an accurate headcount for refreshments. 

    • October 11, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Philadelphia Navy Yard
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    This demonstration will be a plein air demonstration by Alvaro Castagnet at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Specific directions as to where to meet, park etc will be sent to all paid registrants prior to the event. Timing will be roughly from 8 am-10:30 am location 
    • cost: PWCS members 50.00 (must be current member with 2018 dues paid)
    • non-members $100.00

    Registration limited to 25 participants

    • 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.


    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
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    • October 14, 2018  

      Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087

    • 5:30pm -7:30pm 

    • Pre-registration  and payment guarantees a spot. There are no guarantees that spots will be available at the time of the event. 

    • Cost PWCS members : 25.00 PWCS members who register prior to event

    • Cost PWCS members at the door $30.00 cash or check only 

    Non members cost either with registration or at the door $30.00 

    Max number of registrants: 50

    •  Limited number of spots 
    • October 14, 2018
    • November 20, 2018
    • Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087
    118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper

    Open for entries: 04/01/2018-07/15/2018

    Show opens: October 14, 2018 - November 20, 2018

    Wayne Art Center

    413 Maplewood Avenue

    Wayne, PA 19087

    Download the full prospectus here (pdf download)

    skip to steps for submitting

    submit now


    $1,500 PWCS Award of Excellence

    Total Cash Awards in Excess of $8,500

    Juror of Selection  - Alan Wylie

    Alan Wylie was born in Glasgow, Scotland where he attended and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Mural Design and Mosaics. In 1967 he immigrated to Nova Scotia and began a career as a full time artist and teacher.

    In 1973 he moved to British Columbia where he resumed his career. He later married his artist wife, Janice Robertson and together they moved to the historic village of Fort Langley.

    Alan has won numerous awards including the top prize at the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors and in 2003, The Federation of Canadian Artists Grand Prize. His list of awards span over six decades. He has had over 73 solo exhibitions along with selected group exhibitions. He has also been included in many collections both here in the U.S. and internationally. For more information please go to .

    Judge of Awards - Alvaro Castagnet

    Alvaro Castagnet, “The Passionate Painter,”  has traveled internationally giving workshops, lectures and exhibiting his work. A Master Watercolor Artist he was born in Montevideo, Uruguay where, at a young age, he studied at the National School of Art and then at The Fine Arts University.

    In 1983 he migrated to Australia where he continued his career, holding his first solo exhibition in 1985. Over the past 30 years he has been recognized with numerous awards including 1st Prize at the 2012 3rd Annual Signature American Watercolor Exhibition.

    Alvaro lives with his wife, Anna Maria, and two sons in Montevideo where he maintains a studio even as he continues his international schedule of workshops, judging, lecturing and writing. His books include “The Watercolor Masterclass” and “Beyond Technique: Painting With Passion”. He was recently featured in the February, 2018 “Watercolor Artist” magazine. For more information on this amazing, world class artist go to


    Opening Entry Date Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Final Entry Date Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Email Notification Friday, August 10, 2018

    Shipped Works Due No later than Friday, October 5, 2018

    Hand Delivery Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 3 to 7 pm  

    Show Opens Sunday, October 14, 2018

    Alvaro Castagnet Demo Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 5 to 6:30 pm

    Awards Reception Sunday, October 21 -  3 to 5 pm

    Gallery Talk Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7 pm

    Winsor Newton Demo Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10 to 12 pm

    Exhibit Closes Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5 pm

    Hand Pick-Up After exhibition closes on Tuesday,

    November 20, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm      

    November 21,  2018 from 9 to 11 am                

    Return Shipping November 21, 2018


    Artists are responsible for insuring their work in transit. Wayne Art Center will 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.


    Wayne Art Center takes a 40% commission on all sales. All work must be for sale.


    Members dues must be paid  in full prior to entering the 2018 International Works on Paper Exhibit. “Paid in full” means that your dues are paid until December 31, 2018.


    Entry fee entitles entrants to submit two paintings but no more than one painting will be selected for the exhibition.

    • Members: $35 entry fee

    • Non-Member: $ 50 entry fee

    There are new benefits to membership, members only events and discounted rates on workshops, demonstrations and talks.


    A limited edition catalog will be sent to all entrants. All international entrants will be sent the catalog in a PDF format. Additional catalogs will be available for purchase.


    An Associate Member in good standing will become a Signature Member after exhibiting as an Associate in two Anniversary International Exhibitions. Signature Members may use initials “PWCS” after their name.


    • Media: In addition to watercolor; soft pastels, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink,  gouache, acrylic and hand-pulled prints are also accepted. All work must be original and on or of paper. Clay prints on Reemay using water soluble mediums are acceptable.  Collage elements must be of paper and cannot be mounted on canvas. Any image or color on collage papers must be the work of the artist. No oils, oil pastels, photographic, digital, electronic processes or computer art will be accepted.
    • No work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center or in any PWCS exhibition will be accepted.
    • All entries must be for sale.
    • Entries must be no older than 3 years.
    • Must not have been done under teacher supervision.
    • Minimum image size of 100 square inches


    Only framing with white mats and glass are acceptable. 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 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.

    Work not delivered by Oct 5, 2018 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.

    For Frequently Asked Questions regarding Entry Submissions, please our Digital Entry Preparation Requirements page.


    If an entry does not conform to the digital requirements there may be issues in publishing that entry in our catalog or in promotional material.

    • Digital entries must be JPG format with a resolution of (at least) 300 dpi.
    • Image size should be 1200-1500 pixels on the longest   dimension with a maximum file size of 2 mb.  
    • Entries should show image only, no mat or frame.
    Visit this page for additional guidelines on preparing digital images.


    Detailed instructions will be sent to accepted entrants.

    North American Entries:

    Shipped work must ship with prepaid return label and the $ 20 handling fee check. Airfloat boxes are strongly recommended.

    International Entries :  A $50.00 handling fee will apply to all entries from outside of the United States, Canada or Mexico. (Please use PayPal for your handling fee)

    • Artist is responsible for any damage in shipment.
    • If a return label and check are not included with the shipped work, that painting will not be hung or included in the show.
    • If handling fees are not paid the work will not be unpacked or hung in the exhibit.
    • We must receive the proper payment and paperwork or you will be ineligible from entering PWCS exhibitions for the next two years.
    • We will not be responsible for returning your painting.


    Philadelphia Water Color Society

    118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper

    1. Make sure your membership dues are paid and your contact information is up to date here. Dues for 2018  must be paid in full. (Paid through December 31, 2018) Note the Member discount/coupon code for the show from the Membership drop down menu or by clicking here. If your email is incorrect you may not get a notice about the acceptance of your painting nor will you 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.

    4. This will take you to the EntryThingy entry system.

    5. If you have not used the Entrythingy system before you will need to set up your free account. There is a video tutorial and it is easy.  

    6.Your Entrythingy account is a separate account from your PWCS account.

    7. 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.

    8. Complete your entry and pay your fee by PayPal. We do not accept checks. You do not need a PayPal account to pay your entry fee.

    submit now

    All information in your digital entry is final copy for the catalog.


    Wayne Art Center takes a 40 percent commission.

    • October 23, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087
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    Gallery Talk: 10/23/2018 7 pm

    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

    • October 23, 2018 7:00 PM 

      Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087

    • Gallery Talk  is free for PWCS -members 

    • Non members - $5.00 charge

    • Preregistration is required
    • Max number of registrants: 50
    • Limited number of spots 

    • November 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087
    Marta Kepka from Colart Americas Inc will be giving a Winsor Newton Watercolor Product Demonstration

    November 17, 2018 10:00 - noon

    Wayne Art Center 433 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, Pa 19087

    • Demonstration is free
    • Registration is required.
    • Open to PWCS members and non members 
    • Max number of registrants : 50

    Demonstration is free however  - Registration is required. Open to PWCS members and non members 

    Max number of registrants : 50

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