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.
First Prize: Richard Ressel - A Touch of Orange
Second Prize: Mick McAndrews - Cape Daze
Third Prize: Denny Bond - Once Upon a Time
Wendy McClatchy - Sur la table
Susan Weintraub - Midday Traffic
Amy Schade - Inattendu
Wendy Scheirer - Field Daisies
Barbara Yoerg - Confusion
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