We invite you to participate in our upcoming events. 

Upcoming events

    • May 25, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • July 29, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Historic Sugartown 273 Boot Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

    The Philadelphia Water Color Society and Historic Sugartown, (Malvern, PA), are partnering to bring you a plein air painting and show / sale. This is a great opportunity for those new to plein air work because Sugartown is a quiet location and there are days when there will be PWCS members present to answer questions and help you get comfortable with the challenges and rewards of working en plein air!

    On Thursday, May 25, Saturday, June 10, and Saturday, June 24th, there will be experienced plein air painters available to provide guidance and assistance as needed, and the following dates are also available: June 9, June 23 and July 27- 29 but without proctoring. Historic Sugartown offers plenty of shade and easy access to water and restrooms.

    Artists are invited to submit up to five framed paintings with at least one plein air piece completed at Historic Sugartown for an exhibition hosted by Historic Sugartown that opens on July 1, 2017, and runs through October 1, 2017.

    Delivery of framed paintings is on any of the painting dates before July 1, 2017. Historic Sugartown takes a 25 percent commission.

    • August 17, 2017
    • September 24, 2017
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art and Chadds Ford Gallery


    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

    Important dates and details for participants


    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 07, 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • September 09, 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
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    Andy Evansen, Exploring the Apostle Island Sea Caves

    Andy Evansen Watercolor Workshop

    Dates; September 7- 9, 2017

    Time: 9:30 - 3:30 pm


    Community Arts Center

    414 Plush Mill Road

    Wallingford, PA 19086

    Member $400.00   Non-member $450.00

    50% deposit required with completed registration.

    50% balance due by July 30.

    Cancellations after July 30 will forfeit 50% deposit. 

    If you are placed on a wait list, you will be notified July 30 of an available space. Full payment must follow promptly for confirmation.


    "There seems to be a never-endinq quest to loosen up in watercolor.  I hear it from my students all the time. It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting too much into your paintings, and editing out the non-essential whether working from photo reference or painting on location is so important.

    Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen', it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time.  However, there are techniques that can speed up this process.  In my workshop, we’ll discuss ways to simplify a scene into larger shapes that will help you paint more boldly.

    Value studies are emphasized from the outset.  I will complete at least one demonstration painting each day, covering topics such as drawing, skies, trees, buildings, water, and figures.  By the end of the class, each student should have enough information to help them on their path to painting impressionistic watercolors."

    • September 09, 2017
    • October 15, 2017
    • Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
    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 Mary Todd Beam and the judge of awards is Andy Evansen.
    download the Prospectus

    Members can get their discount code here (while logged in)

    Important Dates

    Final Entry Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Email Notification: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

    Shipped Works Due: No later than Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Hand Delivery: Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm

    Show Opens: Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Awards Reception: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

    Exhibit Closes: Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Hand Pick-Up: Directly after the reception on October 15, 2017 or on October 16, 2017 3:00 - 7:00 pm  

    Return Shipping Begins: October 16, 2017


    $1,000 PWCS Award of Excellence

    Total Cash Awards in Excess of $8,500

    Juror of Selection - Mary Todd Beam

    Mary Todd Beam, painter, popular workshop instructor, juror, and lecturer is an elected member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Ohio Watercolor Society among others.  She has been juror for many local, state and national exhibits such as the National Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibition and the Rocky Mountain Annual Exhibit.  Mary’s work has won numerous awards such as the Gold Medal from the American Watercolor Society, the Experimental Award in the National Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibition, the Ohio Watercolor Society's Silver and Bronze medals, the Top Juror's Award in the San Diego Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibit and her work was was chosen for the National Academy of Design’s Biennial in New York City.  For additional information on Mary and her work please visit her website:  


    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.
    download the Prospectus   

    Members can get their discount code here (while logged in)
    • September 09, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Community Arts Center 414 Plush Mill Road Wallingford, PA 19086

    Watercolor Demonstration by the Judge of Awards for the 117th Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper, Andy Evansen.

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