Philadelphia Water Color Society

122nd International Exhibition of Works on Paper

About the Exhibition

This year's International Exhibition of Works on Paper will be on display from November 1 through 30, 2022 at the Chester County Arts Association, 100 N. Bradford Ave., West Chester, Pennsylvania. 

There will be over $10,000 in Awards including:

  • $2,000 PWCS Award for Best in Show
  • $1,500 Elizabeth Shober Hooper Award for Excellence in Presentation & Technique
  • $1,000 PWCS Founders Award

Eligible Works

Eligible works include 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 of water media and the work of the artist – no cutouts used from digital work will be accepted.

Oils, oil pastels, photographic, digital, electronic processes or computer art will not be accepted. The minimum size in height or width must exceed 10" and the framed size cannot exceed 48” in height or width.

More specific information about eligibility, as well as that for the submission process, handling and shipping of artwork and other details are presented in the prospectus.


  • Submissions Open: July 1
  • Submissions Close, Aug. 31
  • Email Notifications: Sept. 28
  • Receive Shipped Artwork: Week of Oct. 16
  • Hand Delivery: Oct. 27, 10am to 5pm
  • Exhibition Opens: Nov. 1
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony: Nov. 6, 1-4 pm
  • Exhibition Closes: Nov. 30
  • Pick Up Artwork: Dec. 1, 9am to 5pm

Catalog Donation

Our society publishes a full-color catalog of the Annual International Exhbition that is sent to all participants and members of our society. This publication had largely been funded by a grant, but this support ended in 2019.

If you can, a small donation towards the productions of this catalog will be appreciated.

Donate to the PWCS Catalog

Juror of Selection

watercolor painting of a boy baseball player

Where R U by Kenneth Call

Kenneth Call

Born and raised in Rochelle, Illinois, Ken graduated from the American Academy of Art in 1980 with an Associate Degree in Illustration and Watercolor. After beginning his career as a studio artist, Ken soon branched out and began a successful freelance career, which has led to the creation of over 500 illustrations for books, magazines, art publishers, advertising agencies and corporations. Ken spent 1993 and 1994 studying and painting in Paris, France. In the last few years, he has made the transition to fine art and portraiture. Many of his original paintings are hanging in galleries and homes across the country. Many awards have led to Signature status in the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society along with being a Master Signature member with the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Illinois Watercolor Society. Presently he is busy teaching workshops across the country along with Judging several National shows. Ken lives in Northbrook, Illinois along with his wife and two children.

Juror of Awards

Cityscape watercolor painting

China Town Traffic by Laurie Goldstein-Warren

Laurie Goldstein-Warren

Originally from New York, Laurie now lives in West Virginia. She has been painting watercolors for the last 22 years. Laurie continues to experiment with new techniques in watercolor and watercolor/acrylic. She has exhibited her work in the U.S., Japan, Turkey, Canada, Greece and China. Currently, she travels and teaches workshops across the United States. Her works focus on cityscapes, portraits and still life. She has been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine and in the Splash series of books several times and her work has recently earned the High Winds Medal Award at the 150th anniversary of the American Watercolor Society Exhibition. She has also curated a book of women watermedia masters which came out in Summer 2021, called Her Voice. Laurie has also been invited to demo and exhibit at the International Watercolour Masters Exhibition in England in 2022.

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