Philadelphia Water Color Society

124th International Exhibition of Works on Paper

Homes twenty-nine by Jiangang Sun, an award-winning watercolor painting from the 123rd International Exhibition of Works on Paper

About the Exhibition

This year's International Exhibition of Works on Paper will be on display from September 17 to October 19, 2024, at the Henry Gallery, Penn State Great Valley, 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, 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

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See the ShowSubmit Entry Guide if there are any questions or issues.

Juror of Selection

portrait of Christopher Leeper

Christopher Leeper is a full-time artist from Canfield, OH. He is the author of Realism in Water Media, North Light. He has illustrated four children’s books for the Smithsonian and the African Wildlife Foundation. His work has been featured in several books and publications, including The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Plein Air Magazine and Ohio Magazine. He is a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University. He served as president of the Ohio Watercolor Society (2008-2012).

His website is

Juror of Awards

portrait of Tim Saternow

Tim Saternow 's watercolor paintings explore the lost and forgotten areas on the edges of the urban scene. His work encompasses the old High Line train trestle above the gritty industrial streets of New York City, the empty homesteads of Joshua Tree, California, and the dignified and genial old houses of Provincetown, on Cape Cod. He paints large architectural landscape watercolors with a thick use of watercolor paint, playing with the tension between the illusions of depth, carefully drawn linear perspective, and an obvious play on the surface of the paper through watermarks, paint runs, blooms and spatters. Saternow is particularly sensitive to the emotive power of light, especially the distinct light of fall and winter creating deep shadows while playing across the faces of the old brick townhouses in New York and the weathered clapboard of Cape Cod. Tim Saternow was awarded the 2019 Fellowship with The Clark Hulings Fund, and is currently an Executive Fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund’s Art-Business Accelerator Program.

His website is


  • Submissions Open: May 14, 2024
  • Submissions Close: July 10, 2024
  • Email Notifications: Aug. 8, 2024
  • Receive Shipped Works: Sept. 2-9, 2024
  • Receive Hand Delivery: Sept. 10, 2024
  • Exhibition Opens: Sept. 17, 2024
  • Reception & Gallery Talk, Sept. 17, 2024
  • Exhibition Closes: Oct. 19, 2024

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.

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