Philadelphia Water Color Society


Submissions are now being accepted for the 115th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper!


Please read through the prospectus before submitting your work to the exhibition and, if submitting online, read all instructions carefully as you progress through the submission process.


We are looking forward to an amazing exhibition at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA, this Fall! 




The Philadelphia Water Color Society 2015 Online Members Show is available for your viewing pleasure.  Follow the 2015 Member Exhibition link from the Events drop down above to see all of the submitted entries.


Congratulations to our award winners and to everyone who submitted their work making the show a great success!


I'm always honored to be asked to jury a show. It's always fun and I take the responsibility very seriously. While it is difficult to see every subtlety on a computer monitor it is possible to make the viewer linger and wonder. It is that emotional connection that supplied the major criteria for my selections. Design and technique were secondary considerations. Congratulations to all who entered, keep at it!

Mark E. Mehaffey AWS, DF, NWS

1st Place – Denny Bond
2nd Place – Robert Burridge
3rd Place – Kass Morin Freeman

Jinnie May
William McAllister
Susan Weintraub
Kathy Ruck
Sarah Yeoman

Michael Adams
Denise Athanas
Riva Brown
Gwynn DiPilla
Linnie Greenberg
Mark Kaufman
Cheryl Schlenker
George Schoonover
Mary Smith
Rhoda Yanow

The Philadelphia Water Color Society was founded in 1900 to offset the then common exhibition prejudice against watercolor. Chartered in 1922 as a corporation, it continued its mission of furthering works on paper (including all water media, pastel, charcoal, pencil, and hand pulled prints) by offering artists the opportunities to exhibit, and to offer the public a chance to learn about these media through professionally juried exhibitions. learn more

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