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    • 23 Jul 2021
    • 26 Sep 2021
    • Greensburg PA

    Westmoreland Museum of Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601
    Greensburg Art Center, 230 Todd School Rd., 15601

    • 01 Oct 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • 30 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Online

    PWS AQUEOUS OPEN 2021 Now ONLINE!
    Pittsburgh Watercolor Society invites you to enter our PWS Aqueous Open 2021 International Juried Exhibit to be held online via the PWS Website. After much consideration as to the current situation and near future, and based on the success of last year's Online Aqueosu Open, we have made the decision to once again take this year's Aqueous Open to a Virtual Exhibit through our website.  This year's Aqueous Open Juror of Selection and Awards will be the acclaimed Artist, Instructor and Juror, Carla O'Connor

    Aqueous Open is the PWS annual International exhibit open to all artist working in waterbased media, member or not. The exhibit runs from October 1 through November 30, 2021. Artists may enter one (1) or two (2) of original works. This year's awards total $5,000. with $1,200 going to the Best of Show. Entry Deadline is by midnight on August 8, 2021.a

    The PWS Aqueous Open 2021 Annual Exhibition is open to all artists 18 or older working primarily with water-based media on a paper surface (YUPO and Tyvek are permitted) and unvarnished. Works on canvas or panels will not be accepted.

    Mediums include: Watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempura.
    No pastels, class work, digital images, any form of print or reproductions. No more than 10% collage or water-based inks, no alcohol inks or other inks.

    Artist's original work only. No copies or likenesses of another artist's work. Works must have been created within the last two years and not previoulsy show in another PWS exhibit.

    Enter Online by August 8, 2021.
    Each artist may enter one or two pieces, but only one piece will be accepted.

    Digital Files images must be professional quality, showing only the painted image, and be accurate for color catalog reproduction. All files must be saved in high-quality (maximum) jpg format. The dimensions must be 1920 or greater pixels on the long side. Resolution should be at least 72 dpi and the file size must be 5 MB or less. For detailed instructions on preparing and sizing digital files, visit the PWS website: www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com/Digital-Entry-Help.
    A useful online resource for resizing images is at: www.picresize.com.

    Important Dates:
    Registration Deadline - Midnight August 8
    Notice if Acceptance - First week of September

    Entry fee for one or two pieces is $45 (US funds) for non-members and $30 (using a discount code) for Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members. The fee is non-refundable. You can securely pay online using PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account. Instructions for paying by check will be provided online.

    Artist's original work only. No copies or likenesses of another artist's work including published source or reference not attributable to the artist. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously shown in a PWS exhibit.

    PWS Membership Eligibility: Artists exhibiting in Aqueous Open two years out of five become eligible for PWS membership. Members who get accepted in Aqueous Open three out of five years become Signature members. 
    Inquiries to: membership@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.

    Questions? Contact the Aqueous chairs via email at aqueous@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com

    Our Juror of Selection and awards Carla O'Conner, is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Northwest Watercolor Society (Gold Member) and is an AWS Dolphin Fellow. She received her BFA in painting from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. She has done additional formal study at the University of the Americas, Mexico City; University of Dayton, Ohio; and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

    Carla is an internationally renowned, award winning artist whose works have been featured in many publications and exhibits. She is also a teacher and is well known for her amazing workshops.

    O’Connor has been a juror for numerous national and regional groups including:

    • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
    • The American Watercolor Society
    • The National Watercolor Society
    • The Northwest Watercolor Society
    • Watercolor Art Society – Houston
    • The Arizona Watercolor Association
    • The Watercolor Societies of Florida and San Diego.

    Ms. O'connnor will select the works, and awards, to be included in the exhibit from work submitted by each artist that were completed within the last two years and not previously shown in a PWS exhibit.

    Awards are selected from received work. The Best of Show award is $1,200, with more than $5,000 in total cash and prize awards. Awards will be announced at the reception on October 1.

    Questions? Contact the Aqueous chairs via email at aqueous@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com

    Sales:
    All work must be for sale. The artist will receive 70% of the sale, PWS will retain 15% to cover general expenses. All sales will go through the PWS website. Artists will be notified when a sale occurs. Artists will be responsible for shipping to the purchaser, please keep this in mind when priving your work. Paintings must be priced at a current market value.

    Sending an entry implies an agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus and grants the right to PWS to reproduce the work for the catalog and publicity.

    * A complete prospectus is available at
    https://www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com/Aqueous


    • 01 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, PA
    • 22
    Event Cancelled
    • 02 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 03 Oct 2021
    • 3:00 PM
    • ZOOM
    • 1
    Register

    Workshop Moved to ZOOM!

    Pam Wenger specializes in watercolor portraiture and has won awards from AWS, NWS, and in several other exhibitions, including our own Aqueous 2020, where her award-winning art sold. She is a juried member and Board member of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, signature member of Baltimore Watercolor Society, and her work has appeared in numerous art publications. She is an experienced former educator who has taught workshops in person as well as online for the past seven years. Pam's art and biography can be viewed at www.pamwenger.com.

    This workshop is great for those who want to spend more time learning painting techniques and minimal time drawing, as Pam is providing all students with watercolor paper on which the reference image is lightly drawn

    For printable supply list, description, and cancellation policy, click here.

    QUESTIONS?mailto:pwsworkshops75@gmail.com

    Pam Wenger's award-winning and SOLD piece from PWS Aqueous 2020


    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wilkins School Community Center

    PWS Semi-annual Membership meeting

    Saturday, October 16, 2 to 4 PM

    Wilkins School Community Center

    7604 Charleston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218

    Its been way too long since we were able to have a Membership Meeting! Put this on your calendars!

    Please join us for a productive and interesting afternoon with our members. Learn what's coming up for PWS and our members in the next year, vote on a new addition to our membership levels, enjoy a special program on presenting your art work professionally, and meet our new members and see some of their work.

    We hope you can make it!

    • 01 Nov 2021
    • 31 Dec 2021
    • Online
    Register

    A members-only exhibit.

    We have all been cooped up in our “bubbles” for the last year unable to live as we are accustomed. It has given us all time to think about the life we had, and time to consider how we want to move forward from this experience. What changes will you make? Will you live a new life with more direction, purpose, or intention? Will you try to get back to “normal”?

    the Exhibition Committee has decided to push out Living Out Loud Exhibit, and move it out to November. We considered simply cancelling it. But several members expressed not having enough time to complete new work for Waterworks, Living Life Out Loud and the PWS Celebrates 75+1 Years! exhibit in Greensburg. We want to give our members as much exposure as possible, especially with our ability to go online and reach much larger audiences. Our Exhibition Committee listened to our members and had much discussion about how best to proceed. Since we did not have to reschedule a gallery, the committee decided to extend the registration and take the exhibit into the last quarter of the year. Additionally, for those who do not get in to Aqueous, they can have a second chance to exhibit their work in Living Life Out Loud. The registration period has been extended through October 15. 

    For prospectus information, click here.


Past events

11 Sep 2021 PWS New Member Screening
08 Aug 2021 Aqueous Open Entry Registration Deadline 8/8
17 Jul 2021 PWS Celebrates 75+1 Years! Drop Off Art
10 Jul 2021 PWS Welcomes New Works by New Members
17 Jun 2021 PWS Celebrates Our Board and Committee Members
12 Jun 2021 PWS Board Meeting and New Member Screening
12 Jun 2021 PWS New Member Screening
29 May 2021 PWS Celebrates 75 Years! Registration due 5/29
15 May 2021 One-Day Workshop - Sketching with Victor Beltran (register by 5/1)
03 Apr 2021 Waterworks Pick Up Work
06 Mar 2021 Waterworks Opening Reception (COVID permitting)
06 Mar 2021 Waterworks Members Exhibit
04 Mar 2021 Waterworks Drop Off Work
15 Feb 2021 Waterworks Registration (due 2/15)
21 Nov 2020 POSTPONED - One-Day Workshop - Perspective with Barry Jeter
14 Nov 2020 CANCELLED - PWS Members Meeting and Juror's Talk
01 Oct 2020 CANCELLED - Fallingwater Exhibit Reception
01 Oct 2020 Fallingwater Exhibit
28 Sep 2020 CANCELLED - John Salminen Workshop (register by Aug. 31)
12 Sep 2020 PWS Board Meeting and New Member Screening
12 Sep 2020 PWS Fall New Member Screening
12 Sep 2020 Aqueous Open International Exhibit
29 Aug 2020 Fallingwater Exhibit Selection Jury
26 Aug 2020 Fallingwater Exhibit Registration (due by Aug. 26)
15 Aug 2020 One-Day Workshop - The Art of Abstraction in Painting with Scott Hunter
11 Aug 2020 Aqueous Open Entry Registration Deadline 8/11
01 Aug 2020 PWS Members Meeting
01 Aug 2020 Waterworks Members Exhibit
29 Jul 2020 Fallingwater Paintout 7/29 Register by 7/27
25 Jul 2020 Waterworks Registration (due 7/25)
22 Jul 2020 Fallingwater Paintout 7/22 Register by 7/20
18 Jul 2020 CANCELLED - One-Day Workshop - Exploring Color and Composition with Ron Thurston (register by July 11)
15 Jul 2020 Fallingwater Paintout 7/15 Register by 7/13
08 Jul 2020 Fallingwater Paintout 7/8 Register by 7/6
18 Jun 2020 POSTPONED - PWS New Members Exhibit
14 Jun 2020 POSTPONED - PWS New Members Exhibit Drop Off Work
12 Jun 2020 POSTPONED - PWS Honorary Members Exhibit Pick Up Work
06 Jun 2020 POSTPONED - PWS Celebrates 75 Years! Reception
06 Jun 2020 POSTPONED - PWS Celebrates 75 Years! Exhibit
03 Jun 2020 Cancelled - Fallingwater Paintout 6/3 Register by 6/1
28 May 2020 POSTPONED - PWS Celebrates 75 Years! Drop Off Art
15 May 2020 New Works in the Time of Corona, A Virtual Exhibit
15 May 2020 New Works in the Time of Corona (upload deadline 5/15)
30 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - PWS Honorary Members Exhibit Reception
30 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - PWS Honorary Members Exhibit
25 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - One-Day Workshop - Sketching with Victor Beltran (register by 4/1)
24 Apr 2020 PWS Past Presidents Exhibit Pick Up Work
24 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - PWS Honorary Members Exhibit Drop Off Work
17 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - PWS Honorary Members Exhibit Registration due
10 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - PWS Celebrates 75 Years! Registration due
21 Mar 2020 CANCELLED- One-Day Workshop - Portraiture with Peggi Habets
14 Mar 2020 PWS Spring New Member Screening
14 Mar 2020 PWS Board Meeting and New Member Screening
12 Mar 2020 PWS Past Presidents Exhibit
07 Dec 2019 One-Day Workshop - Sketching with Victor Beltran (register by 12/1)
21 Nov 2019 PWS Board Meeting
02 Nov 2019 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
02 Nov 2019 Aqueous Open Closing Party
30 Oct 2019 Fallingwater Paintout 10/30 Register by 10/28
23 Oct 2019 Fallingwater Paintout 10/23 Register by 10/22
16 Oct 2019 Fallingwater Paintout 10/16 Register by 10/14
09 Oct 2019 Fallingwater Paintout 10/9 Register by 10/7
05 Oct 2019 Aqueous Open Opening Reception
02 Oct 2019 Aqueous Open International Exhibition
30 Sep 2019 Frank Eber Workshop Registration Due Sept. 7
29 Sep 2019 PWS Members Meeting and Juror's Talk
21 Sep 2019 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (hand)
07 Sep 2019 PWS Board Meeting and New Member Screening
07 Sep 2019 PWS Fall New Member Screening
10 Aug 2019 One-day Workshop - Frank Webb Registration due 7/30
20 Jul 2019 One-day Workshop (rain date) - Plein Air with Ron Donoughe
13 Jul 2019 One-day Workshop - Plein Air with Ron Donoughe Registration due 6/29
01 Jul 2019 Aqueous Open Entry Registration Deadline 7/1
15 Jun 2019 PWS Board Meeting
01 Jun 2019 Waterworks Pick Up Work
01 Jun 2019 Waterworks Closing Party
18 May 2019 PWS Members Meeting and Juror's Talk
04 May 2019 Waterworks Opening Reception
04 May 2019 Waterworks Members Exhibition
27 Apr 2019 Waterworks Registration (due 4/25 4:00 PM) and Drop Off Work
09 Mar 2019 PWS Board Meeting and New Member Screening
09 Mar 2019 PWS Spring New Member Screening
02 Mar 2019 One-day Workshop - Eileen Sudzina (register by 2/15)
26 Jan 2019 PWS Board Meeting
01 Dec 2018 One-day Workshop - Chris Leeper (register by 11/28)
28 Oct 2018 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
27 Oct 2018 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
06 Oct 2018 Aqueous Open Opening Reception
06 Oct 2018 Aqueous Open International Exhibition
29 Sep 2018 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (hand)
25 Sep 2018 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (shipped)
24 Sep 2018 Carol Carter Workshop
23 Sep 2018 Aqueous Open Juror Carol Carter Demo
16 Sep 2018 PWS Fall New Member Screening
16 Sep 2018 PWS Board Meeting
08 Jul 2018 Aqueous Open Entry Registration Deadline 7/8
23 Jun 2018 CANCELLED - Outing to Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
12 Jun 2018 PWS Board Meeting
02 Jun 2018 6/2 Addison Plein Air Event and Exhibit
26 May 2018 Outing to Clayton and The Frick Pittsburgh
26 May 2018 6/2 Addison Plein Air Event and Exhibit registration due 5/26
15 May 2018 6/23 Outing to Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition Registration due 5/15
25 Apr 2018 5/26 Outing to Clayton and The Frick Pittsburgh Registration Due 4/25
23 Apr 2018 Waterworks Pick Up Work
22 Apr 2018 Waterworks Pick Up Work
22 Apr 2018 Waterworks Closing Party
08 Apr 2018 PWS Members Meeting and Juror's Talk
31 Mar 2018 Waterworks Opening Reception
31 Mar 2018 Waterworks Members Exhibition
24 Mar 2018 Waterworks Registration and Drop Off Work
18 Mar 2018 PWS Board Meeting
18 Mar 2018 PWS Spring New Member Screening
24 Jan 2018 PWS Board Meeting
22 Oct 2017 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
21 Oct 2017 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
01 Oct 2017 Aqueous Open International Exhibition
30 Sep 2017 Aqueous Open Opening Reception
25 Sep 2017 Pat Dews Workshop
24 Sep 2017 PWS Members Meeting and Pat Dews Demo
24 Sep 2017 Aqueous Open Juror Pat Dews Demo
23 Sep 2017 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (hand)
18 Sep 2017 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (shipped)
17 Sep 2017 PWS Fall New Member Screening
05 Jul 2017 Aqueous Open Entry Registration Deadline 7/5
24 Apr 2017 Waterworks Pick Up Work
23 Apr 2017 Waterworks Closing Party and Pick Up Work
23 Apr 2017 PWS Members Meeting and Juror's Talk
01 Apr 2017 Waterworks Opening Reception
01 Apr 2017 Waterworks Members Exhibition
25 Mar 2017 Waterworks Registration and Drop Off Work
12 Mar 2017 PWS Spring New Member Screening
12 Mar 2017 PWS Board Meeting
23 Oct 2016 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
22 Oct 2016 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
01 Oct 2016 Aqueous Open Opening Reception
01 Oct 2016 Aqueous Open International Exhibition
28 Sep 2016 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (hand)
26 Sep 2016 Gerald Brommer "Unique Surfaces" Workshop
25 Sep 2016 Aqueous Open Juror Gerald Brommer Demo
25 Sep 2016 PWS Members Meeting and Gerald Brommer Demo
21 Sep 2016 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (shipped)
18 Sep 2016 PWS Fall New Member Screening
11 Jul 2016 Aqueous Open Entry Registration Deadline (received by)
25 Jun 2016 CaFE.org Help Session
13 Jun 2016 PWS@TRAF "Think Outside the Frame" - Pick-up
02 Jun 2016 PWS@TRAF "Think Outside the Frame" Opening Reception
02 Jun 2016 PWS at Three Rivers Arts Festival "Think Outside the Frame" Exhibit
29 May 2016 PWS@TRAF "Think Outside the Frame" - Drop-off
22 May 2016 PWS@TRAF "Think Outside the Frame" - Screening Pick-up
22 May 2016 PWS@TRAF "Think Outside the Frame" - Screening Drop-off
24 Apr 2016 Waterworks Pick Up Work
23 Apr 2016 Waterworks Closing Party and Pick Up Work
02 Apr 2016 Waterworks Opening Reception
02 Apr 2016 Waterworks Members Exhibition
26 Mar 2016 Waterworks Registration and Drop Off Work
13 Mar 2016 PWS Board Meeting
13 Mar 2016 PWS Spring New Member Screening
25 Oct 2015 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
24 Oct 2015 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
03 Oct 2015 Aqueous Open Opening Reception
03 Oct 2015 Aqueous Open International Exhibition
28 Sep 2015 Mark Mehaffey Workshop
27 Sep 2015 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (hand)
27 Sep 2015 Aqueous Open Juror Mark Mehaffey Demo
27 Sep 2015 PWS Members Meeting and Mark Mehaffy Demo
23 Sep 2015 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (shipped)
20 Sep 2015 PWS Fall New Member Screening
13 Jul 2015 Aqueous Open Entry Registration Deadline (received by)
26 Apr 2015 Waterworks Pick Up Work
25 Apr 2015 Waterworks Closing Party and Pick Up Work
12 Apr 2015 PWS Members Meeting and Juror David Csont Demo
04 Apr 2015 Waterworks Opening Reception
04 Apr 2015 Waterworks Members Exhibition
29 Mar 2015 Waterworks Registration and Drop Off Work
22 Mar 2015 PWS Board Meeting
22 Mar 2015 PWS Spring New Member Screening
17 Jan 2015 PWS Board Meeting
19 Dec 2014 eBlast Newsletter Articles Deadline for Next Month
21 Nov 2014 eBlast Newsletter Articles Deadline for Next Month
26 Oct 2014 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
25 Oct 2014 Aqueous Open Pick Up Work
17 Oct 2014 eBlast Newsletter Articles Deadline for Next Month
04 Oct 2014 Aqueous Open Opening Reception
04 Oct 2014 Aqueous Open International Exhibition
29 Sep 2014 Donna Zagotta Workshop
28 Sep 2014 Aqueous Open Juror Donna Zagotta Demo
27 Sep 2014 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (hand)
24 Sep 2014 Aqueous Open Delivery of Accepted Work (shipped)
19 Sep 2014 eBlast Newsletter Articles Deadline for Next Month
14 Sep 2014 PWS Board Meeting
14 Sep 2014 PWS Fall New Member Screening
15 Aug 2014 eBlast Newsletter Articles Deadline for Next Month
18 Jul 2014 eBlast Newsletter Articles Deadline for Next Month
14 Jul 2014 Aqueous Open Entry Registration Deadline (received by)
20 Jun 2014 eBlast Newsletter Articles Deadline for Next Month
16 May 2014 eBlast Newsletter Articles Deadline for Next Month
27 Apr 2014 Waterworks Pick Up Work
26 Apr 2014 Waterworks Closing Party and Pick Up Work
18 Apr 2014 eBlast Newsletter Articles Deadline for Next Month
06 Apr 2014 PWS Members Meeting and Waterworks Artists' Talk
05 Apr 2014 Waterworks Opening Reception
05 Apr 2014 Waterworks Members Exhibition
30 Mar 2014 Waterworks Drop Off Work
23 Mar 2014 PWS Board Meeting
23 Mar 2014 PWS Spring New Member Screening
09 Mar 2014 Watercolor Conversations at Sue Schneider's
14 Jan 2014 PWS Board Meeting
12 Jan 2014 Watercolor Conversations at Joan Milsom's
07 Nov 2013 PWS Board Meeting
03 Nov 2013 Watercolor Conversations at Michalina's
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