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Who We Are

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society was founded in 1945 to develop, encourage and maintain interest in watercolor painting. The original membership of 20 was one of the first groups to be affiliated with the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. The membership of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society has grown to over 230 artists who enjoy this opportunity to explore and share their broad range of style and techniques. 

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society sponsors two exhibits per year. "Waterworks" is a members-only show with awards selected by a local juror. Members may choose one piece to exhibit. "Aqueous Open" is an international juried exhibition with entries open to artists from around the world. The show is selected by a nationally known artist/juror who travels to Pittsburgh to jury the show and teach a workshop. 

General meetings are held twice a year to update members on group exhibits, workshops, activities and view a demonstration. Members have many opportunities to volunteer some time or talent to the group. It is a great way to get involved, meet other members and is always appreciated, big or small. Membership in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society is an exciting way to meet artists who share a common interest in watermedia. 

Members must be juried into the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society by a panel of Board members. For more information, see the Join Us page.

View our members' artwork below or by clicking on Gallery!

Jan Pini "Crossroads"
Jan Pini "Steel Stacks Illuminated"
Jan Pini "Building Something Together"

Upcoming events

Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2017 71st anniversary Aqueous Open exhibition.

  Jack Richeson & Co. www.richesonart.com

 Golden Artist Colors www.goldenpaints.com

 Artists & Craftsman Supply www.artistcraftsman.com

 Salis International www.salis-international.com

Winsor & Newton; ColArt Americas, Inc. www.winsornewton.com

 Cheap Joe's Art Stuff www.cheapjoes.com

 The Frame Gallery www.framegallerypgh.com

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