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Victor Beltran posted a video of the Aqueous reception on YouTube. You can view it here.

Aqueous Open Award Winners:

Best of Show Ron Thurston Archie & Sidney
Second Place Anni Matsick, Dreamscape with Wading Pool
Third Place Michael Tang Mott Street, NYC
Cad Scarlet Award William Vrscak The Bus Stops Here
Past Presidents' Award Clint Samples Sunflowers and Finches
Frank Webb Award Jeff Ishikawa These Hallowed Hallways
Baltimore Watercolor Award Peggi Habets Still Here
Award of Merit Dorrie Rifkin Free Advertising
Award of Merit Jared Cullum Conservatory, NY Bot. Gardens
Award of Merit Z. Feng Winter Tree
Award of Merit Suanne Accetta Satyrs & Maenads
Award of Merit Marilynne Bradley Sailors' Delight

Congratulations to these accepted PWS Members:

Leslie Baldwin 
Victor Beltran
Connie Clutter
Sue Coburn
Terry Evers
Sally Ford-Lyles
Peggi Habets
Robin Kushner
Anni Matsick
Ben Matthews
Ann Pember
Jan Pini
Susan Pollins
Linda Saksa
Carolyn Smith
Eileen Sudzina
Ron Thurston
Lena Thynell
Debra Valentino
William Vrscak
James Warmbrodt
Frank Webb

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.

Upcoming events

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

William Koch Along with traditional works of art I like contemporary art as well. This is a tribute to my father who worked the steel at Pittsburg Wheeling. It was hard, hot, and a dirty job.
William Koch A full sheet watercolor on my trip to the Southwest I visited the Grand Mesa and captured this scene.
William Koch Dolly Sods WV. In the high country in West Virginia is a must see for artist in the fall. The color can be outstanding and it makes for a great week trip.
Walter by Pamela Price
At the Louvre by Pamela Price
Two Peas in a Pod by Pamela Price
Dear Bella by Pamela Price
Aurora Motel #2 2015 (21x28in) Michael R. Jacques awkwardpenguin.com
Anne's Jacket 2015 (30x20in) Michael R. Jacques awkwardpenguin.com
Gliding Past the Wreckage #1 2018 (24x18in) Michael R. Jacques awkwardpenguin.com
Indiana, Nadine Scandinaro
Jeff, climbing bars, Nadine Scandinaro
Lannie, Nadine Scandinaro
Suzie Sparks - Naked Dutch Painter #4 Part of my newest series of still-life paintings using strong light, reflection, and shadow.
Suzie Sparks - Naked Dutch Painter #3 Part of my newest series of still-life paintings using strong light, reflection, and shadow.
Suzie Sparks - Naked Dutch Painter #2 Part of my newest series of still-life paintings using strong light, reflection, and shadow.
There goes the neighborhood
Three Houses
Keil_‘Tango-The Dip” Renee Keil
Keil_Les Filles du Carnavale Renee Keil
Keil_Bent Not Broken#Me Too” Renee Keil
Keil_‘The End of the Day” Renee Keil
Wild and Free Melissa Tai
Keen Milo Melissa Tai
Gina Judy, MA "Father-Daughter Dance" 2018 WEBSTER ARTS Int'l Open, St. Louis, MO; 10% of entries accepted; Steub. Art Assn. Spring Show; Cranberry Artist's Network &North Hills Art Center Member Show
Gina T.Judy, MA "Tree In The Garden" Mixed-media on aquaboard; 23rd Int'l ARTS IN HARMONY, Hopkins, MN, 2018. Fall 2017 Butler, PA Nature & Wildlife Show.
Gina Judy, MA "Life Cycle" Rice-paper and Watermedia collage; 2018 North Hills Art Center Winter Hues Show, Watercolor 1st Place; Bethany College Fall Annual Show 2017
Gina Judy, MA "Structures in the Concrete Jungle" Watermedia with printed relief. Zanesville Museum of Art 2018 Ohio Annual Show; 15% of entries accepted.
Gina Judy, MA; "Sunny San Antonio Riverwalk" Watercolor on Aquaboard; 2018 International WEBSTER ARTS Open St. Louis,MO; 10% of entries accepted;'18Cranberry Artist's League Show & Pittsburgh Aqueou
Gina Judy, MA "Laughter-Banquet" Watermedia on Board; North Hills Art Center Exhibit; 2018 Spokane Watercolor Society Exhibit
Gina Judy, MA "Cadillac Mountain-Pass, Maine" Watermedia and Rice-paper collage; Merit Awards in Steubenville Art Association & Bethany Fall Annual; Best in Category, MAL Spring Show; 2nd Pl Butler
Summer's Paintbrush
Bridge to Terabithia
First Snow
Poppies Melissa Tai
Lily through the Willow Melissa Tai
Phiria Kathryn Sickels, "Kiss the Lake"
Black Orchid - Phiris Kathryn Sickels
Check It - Phiris Kathryn Sickels
Abandoned Greenhouse - Phiris Kathryn Sickels
Arbor Awakenings Susan S. Johnston
Arbor Rhythms SusanS.Johnston
Susan(Suzie)Sparks- Fractured Iris - Transparent Watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks- Succotash - Transparent Watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks -"Ciotola de Funghi" - Transparent watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks "Undici Carote in Ciotola" - Transparent Watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks "Mandorel en Ciotola" - Transparent Watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks "Naked Dutch Painter #001" - Watercolor
Manhattan Studio, 10" x 8.5"
Girl In White Hat, 14.5" x 11" Included in Splash 19: The Illusion of Light, North Light Books, available July 2018.
Sweet Dreams, 9.5" x 9.5" Included in Splash 19: The Illusion of Light, North Light Books, available July 2018.
Tina Lake, MFA Homage to Chagall Watercolor Private Collection Baltimore
Tina Lake, MFA Businessman and Toys, #2 Watercolor
Tina Lake, MFA Businessman and Toys, #1 Watercolor Collection of Hendrix College
Tina Lake, MFA Evolution Watercolor Cover for book of poetry, Walking Backward by Paul Lake Story Line Press ISBN: 1-885266-72-3
Tina Lake, MFA In the Beginning Watercolor
Tina Lake, MFA Still-life with American Flag Watercolor Collection of Henderson State University
Tina Lake, MFA Stilllife with Figurine Watercolor Collection of Central Library, Little Rock
Tina Lake, MFA Stilllife with Melon Watercolor Private Collection Baltimore
Tina Lake, MFA Stilllife with Gloxinia Watercolor
Tina Lake, MFA Homage to Wallace Stevens Watercolor Private Collection
Tina Lake, MFA Reflection in Silver Watercolor Private Collection Boston
Tina Lake, MFA Clytie's Fate Watercolor Private Collection Sacramento, California
Gina Judy,MA "Lacing Interlacement" 30" x 22" ---2017 Aqueous Open
Gina Judy, MA "Sunlit Exposure From The "Sure" Line" 30" x 22" 2017 Members Show; 2017 National West Virginia Aqueous Wheeling "ARTWORKS AROUND TOWN" Mar. 2018 Ind. Artists Group Show
Gina Judy, MA "The 'Sitter" '16 PWS at Three-Rivers Anniversary Show 2016 Best of Show, SE Ohio Watermedia Society, Zanesville Museum of Art;KWS National '17 2017 22nd Annual Int'l ARTS IN HARMONY,
Jan Pini "Crossroads"
Jan Pini "Steel Stacks Illuminated"
Jan Pini "Building Something Together"

Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2018 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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Armadillo Art & Craft  www.armadilloart.com

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