Philadelphia Water Color Society

123rd International Exhibition of Works on Paper

About the Exhibition

This year's exhibition showcases a total of 163 entries. These hail from 24 states throughout the United States and eight countries from around the world. The majority of works are either watercolors or pastels but many employ other media, including acrylics, charcoal, colored pencils, graphite, and pen and ink. Subject matter and styles are similarly varied. For more on these works you can download the Juror of Selection's and Juror of Award's statements.

These works are for sale. If you are interested in a particular work or in an artist, fill out the form on this page and we'll forward your information to the artists. What happens after that is between you and the artist. The Philadelphia Water Color Society does not take a commission. 

Award Winners

Juror of Selection

Susan Montague is a native of Colorado and currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. She received her BFA at Colorado State University in 1981. After retiring from many years in the Interior Design Industry, she is now pursuing her love of watercolor painting and drawing. Since she started painting she has been in numerous juried exhibits and has received many awards. Susan is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and the Colorado Watercolor Society.

Susan was also a docent at the Denver Art Museum for several years. She currently enjoys hiking, biking and gardening and continues to be an Independent Design Consultant.

Juror of Awards

Ryan Fox is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society as well as six state and regional societies. He has won awards in the American Watercolor Society, Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Missouri Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, and the Watercolor Society of North Carolina juried shows. His work has been featured in Watercolor Artists Magazine, Art of Watercolour, Splash 15, 16, 19, and 20 hardcover books published by F+W Media. His instructional DVDs are marketed by Creative Catalyst Productions.

Ryan enjoys creating watercolors on a variety of surfaces (traditional watercolor paper, YUPO, and Japanese rice paper. His styles range from loose and fast to highly detailed and technical painting. As a teacher, he constantly pushes himself to learn new things about watercolor. Every painting gives you an opportunity to grow as an artist!

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