Please click on the 2014 PWCS Members Exhibition link in the Upcoming Events section to the right to see a list of the accepted artists. It's going to be a fabulous show so don't miss out!
Former PWCS President Jane Bertram Miluski is being honored as she celebrates 40 years in the art world with a retrospective and exhibition at The Old Mill in Rose Valley, PA, sponsored by The Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society.
The Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society cordially invites you to a
Retrospective and Exhibit in honor of Jane Bertam Miluski
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Five 'clock to Eight o'clock in the evening
The Old Mill in Rose Valley
Black tie optional - Open bar, Hors d'oeuvres
$55/person - Make checks payable to Rose Valley Museum & Historical Society
Mail to Marge Firn, 1 Possum Hollow Rd., Rose Valley, Pa. 19083
Or contact Morris Potter via email: MoPot475@aol.com
Jane, who was forbidden to study art-making in her youth, started to study after the birth of her fifth child in 1976. Beginning with figures in oil, she soon discovered the joys of watercolor and joined the classes of Judy Antonelli, a friend and member of the PWCS Board who in time nominated Jane for the Board of Directors. She joined the Board in 1990 and served as President from 1993 until 2000. Jane has a distinguished history of active and deeply involved participation in PWCS events. She played an especially vital role in exhibition activities and the overall ongoing programs of the Society. She established a connection between PWCS and the National Watercolor Society resulting in two Side-by-Side exhibits in 2002 and 2004 which Jane chaired. These helped to establish PWCS’ prominence in the art community, reaching far beyond the boundaries of the organization.
A lover of travel, Jane first studied watercolor with award winning artist Tony Couch followed by workshop study with Nita Engle, master of the wilderness landscape. Painting opportunities led to a great deal of travel including repeated trips to Nova Scotia and Maine. Beginning in 2002, Jane joined with Nancy Barch to teach travel workshops in Tuscany, Sicily and Scotland. Independently she has traveled and taught in Jamaica. Although Jane is a teacher of watercolor at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA, during the past few years she has been studying mixed media and now finds this challenging work truly exhilarating.
As she begins to gather her work for this retrospective exhibition, Jane is surprised to find that she has painted more than 1000 pieces over the years and she is looking forward to looking back.
Congratulations, Jane, on this well deserved recognition and a sincere thank you from your friends and colleagues in the Philadelphia Water Color Society for your many years of outstanding contributions to our success!
Top: One of Jane's gorgeous watercolor paintings! Bottom left: Jane painting "en plein air" in beautiful Tuscany, Italy. Bottom right: Jane's multi-media painting juried into the PWCS 2013 Exhibition!
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