We invite you to participate in our upcoming events. 

Upcoming events

    • August 17, 2017
    • September 22, 2017
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art and Chadds Ford Gallery
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    Media Sponsors:



    Celebrate Andrew Wyeth’s 100th Birthday
    Join the Signature Members of the Philadelphia Water Color Society as they paint on the properties of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

    Meet the artists, watch the artistic process and
    then cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award
    at the opening reception, Chadds Ford Historical Society, August 25, 2017, 5 - 8 pm.

    For information and to purchase an On Location pass or call 610-388-8326


    Award name Artist Title of Painting
    Plein Air Magazine - Best in Show award Kass Morin-Freeman Overcast
    Fine Arts magazine - Best in Show Award Radhika Srinivas Kuerner Tools
    Philadelphia Watercolor Society Award Richard Ressel Looking Out His Front Door
    Philadelphia Watercolor Society Plein Air Award Mick McAndrews Kuerner's Barn
    Philadelphia Watercolor Society Honorable Mention Madelienne Kelly Whispering Force
    Arches Watercolor Award Geraldine McKeown Path to Inspiration
    Winsor & Newton Award Barbara Berry Shade Tree at N.C.'s
    Arches Watercolor Award Carol Kardon River Rail
    Escoda Award - Life in the Brandywine Valley Diane Cannon Andy's Studio Window
    Escoda Award - Architecture in The Landscape Jane Miluski Barn Window
    Daniel Smith Award Deena Ball Birthday Morning
    Brandywine River Museum of Art Award Lena Thynell Looking In
    Guerilla Painter Award for Creativity Jeanne Gunther Chestnut Study
    Guerilla Painter Award Don Leong Hidden
    Strathmore Award for Interesting Subject Bruce Polterer Waiting for Goats
    Strathmore Award for Best Use Of Light Dee Casner Signs of Life
    Strathmore Award for Composition Nancy Barch On Location
    Holbein Award Mary Smith
    Holbein Award for Use of Color Carol Freas Nesting
    Savoir-Faire Award Jane McGovern Helen
    Philadelphia Watercolor Society People's Choice Award Mick McAndrews Approaching Storm


    Opening Reception
    August 25, 2017 5 - 8 pm
    Chadds Ford Historical Society
    1736 Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, PA 19317
    (610) 388-7376

    August 25 - September 22, 2017
    Wednesday to Saturday from 10 - 4 pm
    Come early to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.
    (voting closes at 6:30 pm )
    Be one of the first collectors to purchase work from this unique event.

    Participating Artists

    Deena S. Ball -
    Nancy Barch -
    Dee Casner -
    Cheryl Decker Sauder -
    Carol Freas -
    Kass Morin Freeman -
    Jeanne E. Gunther -
    Carol Kardon -
    Madeleine Kelly -
    Donald Leong -
    Mick McAndrews -
    Jane McGovern -
    Geraldine McKeown -
    Jane Miluski -
    Bruce Poulterer -
    Richard Ressel -
    Mary Smith -
    Radhika Srinivas -
    Lena Thynell -

     We would like to Thank our sponsors:
    Blick Art Materials
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
    Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials
    Escoda Company
    Guerilla Painter
    Jerry's Artarama Wilmington, DE
    Plein Air Magazine/Fine Art Connoisseur
    Winsor & Newton


    Judging by Karl Kuerner. Awards Amount: in excess of $4500.00

    Important dates and details for participants
    • September 09, 2017
    • October 15, 2017
    • Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

    117TH International Works on Paper PWCS

    The 2017 International Works on Paper Exhibition will be held at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA from September 9 - October 15, 2017. A call for entries will be sent out via email and a reminder postcard will be sent to all members in good standing. Members receive a discounted entry rate. Artists will be able to digitally enter the show from April 1 - May 28, 2017. The juror of selection is Robert Burridge and the judge of awards is Andy Evansen.
    info for participating artists

    PWCS 117th Anniversary International Works on Paper
    September 9, 2017- October 15, 2017
    Community Arts Center 
    414 Plush Mill Road
    Wallingford, PA 19086

    Office and Gallery Hours

    M - Th 9 am - 7:30 pm
    Friday 9 am - 3pm
    Saturday 10 am - 2pm

    Andy Evansen Demonstration Saturday September 9, 2017 7-8:30 pm advance registration necessary

    Gallery Talk - Ross Lance Mitchell Wednesday, September 27 5:30 PM - open to the public

    Awards Reception Sunday, October 15, 2017 2-4 PM open to the public


    Judith Antonelli
    Denise Athanas
    Judy Ballance
    Nancy Barch
    Joanna Barnum
    Anna Bellenger
    Lea Bellis
    Barbara Berry
    Barbara Bickford
    Denny Bond
    Thomas Bucci
    Steve Cole
    Rodney Cook
    Davd Coolidge
    Linda Cowles
    Jane deGruchy
    Roger DeMuth
    Rebecca Denneny
    Teresa DeSeve
    Kathleen Durdin
    Joyce Eesley
    Yuechen Feng
    Karen Frattali
    Mary Lou Griffin
    Jeanne Gunther
    Barbara Handler
    Carol Hubbard
    Judith Hummer
    Jane James
    John James
    Hassler John
    Mimi Barclay Johnson
    Ardythe Jolliff
    Carol Kardon
    Ken Karlic
    Mark Kaufman
    Linnie Kerrigan-Greenberg
    Theresa Kubert
    Alice Laputka
    Alexis Lavine
    Deborah Maklowski
    Alice Mandel
    Barbara March
    Mick McAndrews
    Wendy Mcclatchy
    Charlotte Mehosky
    Karen Kierstead Miller
    Janet Milnazik
    Roe Murray
    Eileen Mueller Neill
    Kimberlee Nentwig
    Elizabeth Oberman
    Maria Payer
    Catherine Peluso
    George Politis
    Jill Rees
    Richard P. Ressel
    Dorrie Rifkin
    Patricia Riley
    Julia Rix
    Abby Rudisill
    Thomas Rutledge
    Marie Samohod
    Cheryl Schlenker
    Diane Schmidt
    Beth Schoenleber
    Baogang Shang
    Peter Smith
    Mary Rinderle Smith
    Debra Smith
    Natalie Smythe
    Radhika Srinivas
    Carol Staub
    Kay Stern
    Jane Stoddard
    Karina Suero
    Tan Suz Chiang
    Susannah Thomer
    Lena Thynell PWCS
    Carmella Tuliszewski, PWCS, PWS, NWWS, BWS
    Dee Turba
    Susan Weintraub
    Anne Whalon
    Idaherma Williams
    Erin Wohletz
    Yan Wu
    Sabine Yeager
    Fotios Zemenides


    $1,000 PWCS Award of Excellence

    Total Cash Awards in Excess of $8,500

    Juror of Selection - Robert Burridge

    Robert Burridge, a noted award-winning Industrial Designer who, after twenty-five years in the corporate world, focused his life to painting everyday. Burridge attributes his success to his education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, his stint as an adjunct professor at Cooper Union in New York City, and in 1966, his Fluxus art performances with Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Jim McWilliams and Charlotte Moorman. His work hangs in permanent collections of international embassies, corporate galleries and art colleges. His solo museum exhibitions received positive attention, so he was invited to exhibit his paintings at the Smithsonian Folklife Circus Arts Festival in Washington, DC.


    Judge of Awards - Andy Evansen

    Andy Evansen began painting watercolors as a change from the detailed digital images he creates as a medical illustrator.  His work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005.  His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze Medal of Honor at the 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition, the Painters Award in Northwest Watercolor Society’s 2012 Waterworks Exhibition, and in 2015 he received the High Winds Medal and his signature status from the American Watercolor Society.

    Andy was a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Convention and Expo, and in 2015 he was invited to Nanning, China to participate in a watercolor exhibition and plein air event alongside  other world renowned watercolor painters.  Andy recently opened his own studio gallery, Evansen Art Studio, in Hastings, MN, and he serves as the President for the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA).  To learn more about Andy and his work please visit his website:  

    Andy Evansen will also be offering a three-day watercolor workshop, September 7, 2017 - September 9, 2017. He will also be demonstrating on the evening of September 9th. Both of these events will have a discounted rate for current PWCS members. As we get closer to this event more information will be available.
    info for participating artists   

    • September 27, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Community Arts Center

    Community Arts Center Wallingford

    Members Annual Meeting will be held directly after Ross Lance Mitchell Gallery Talk at Community Arts Center in Wallingford.

    Gallery Talk is at 5:30- anticipated meeting time 6:45- 8:30pm 

    Lite supper provided - There is no fee but please register so we can have the appropriate amount of food.

    • Review of  this Years Activities and those planned for the future. 
    • Review of Finances
    • Review of member participation and volunteering  
    • Introduction of Board Members 
    • Honoring New Signature Members


    Three informal information sessions:

    1. Watercolor Plein Air logistics
    2. Importance of a website ( how to get one)  
    3. How to organize your inventory.  (So you will never send an entry to an organization that has already shown that painting) 

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