Philadelphia Water Color Society


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The 2016 PWCS Exhibition of Works on Paper online submission process is now open with entries  accepted online through midnight on Friday, June 10.  


The 116th PWCS Exhibition will be held in West Chester University's John H. Baker Gallery in the E.O. Bull Center on the West Chester University Campus.

2016 Online Member's Show


Award Winners Announced!

From Juror Birgit O'Connor:

I would like to thank the Philadelphia Water Color Society for inviting me to be your judge and juror. With so many talented artists it was truly a difficult decision to choose the award winners.

The judging began by observing each artists painting in detail, then looking for the strongest paintings and then a process of elimination, and at times some of those that were eliminated were added back in. I chose the award winners because of their confidence in the stroke, if their painting had a story, technical ability and if the artist the conveyed emotion.

I think we have a great show and thank you all for entering and again congratulations all.

Birgit O'Connor


First Prize:  Richard ResselA Touch of Orange

Second Prize:  Mick McAndrews - Cape Daze 

Third Prize:  Denny Bond - Once Upon a Time


Merit Awards

Wendy McClatchy - Sur la table 

Susan Weintraub - Midday Traffic 

Amy Schade - Inattendu

Wendy Scheirer - Field Daisies 

Barbara Yoerg - Confusion 

Honorable Mention

Allan Hill - 52nd StreetJazz 

William McAllister - Big 5 Avalon 

Denise Athanas - Galaxy 

Donald Leong - Bondsville Mill Fall

Patty Schwarz - Escape to Paradise 

Gwynn DiPilla - Geisha Girl 

Elizabeth Oberman - In the Zone 

Angela Barbalace - Laundry Day 

Peter Smith - Phoebe 

Jane deGruchy - Sun Worshipers 







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

Upcoming events

August 24, 2016 1:15 PM (EDT) • Kuerner Farm, Chadds Ford
September 06, 2016 (EDT) • West Chester University

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