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    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Aqueous Open is the annual international exhibit open to both members and non-members. For more information, click here

    .Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday 11-4; Saturday 1-6

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 1491 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464
    Registration is closed

    PWS members will have free access to Fallingwater's site to draw, photograph, plein air paint, etc., on the grounds from 9:00 to 3:30. Advance registration is required.

    Two people per hour will also be allowed access to the house on this day.

    This is your chance to take reference photos for studio work or plein air paint for the exhibit October 1-December 31, 2020 at Fallingwater!

    • 30 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 1491 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464
    Register

    PWS members will have free access to Fallingwater's site to draw, photograph, plein air paint, etc., on the grounds from 9:00 to 3:30. Advance registration is required.

    This is your chance to take reference photos for studio work or plein air paint for the exhibit October 1-December 31, 2020 at Fallingwater!

    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    Aqueous Open is the annual international exhibit open to both members and non-members. The closing party is from 2-6.  Artists may take their work beginning at 4:00.

    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    Aqueous Open is the annual international exhibit open to both members and non-members. The closing party is from 2-6.  Artists may take their work beginning at 4:00.

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218
    Register
    PWS Board meeting.
    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218
    • 8
    Register

    Join in on a day of “Introduction to the World of Sketching” with Victor Beltran!

    Victor Beltran, is an accomplished artist, architect and art teacher. He has won numerous awards and has exhibited in the US including at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, the Peruvian Embassy Gallery, and Brazil.

    A native of Lima, Peru, Victor has over 45 years of experience in architecture, illustration and watercolor. Victor is an accomplished watercolorist and teacher and past Vice-President of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society. 

    This full-day workshop will focus on urban sketching techniques and practices. Participants will learn and apply sketching techniques with Victor. Victor, recognized for his stunning artistic works, has over 30 years of experience producing thousands of sketches and watercolors on locations throughout the US, Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. 

    Victor will explain and demonstrate the use of different pens, pencils, papers, inks and watercolors to develop sketching techniques and skills. He will have sketchbooks on hand for viewing and illustration. His workshops are highly motivational, engaging and allow time for participants to practice and obtain constructive feedback.

    Participants in this workshop will:

    • Develop skills to approach a variety of common urban sketching subjects. 
    • Learn basic urban sketching techniques in pencil, ink and watercolor.
    • Develop confidence and enjoyment in on-location sketching. 
    • Create sketches using skillful techniques and a variety of methods

    The workshop works well for all levels.

    A supply list will be emailed to registrants. To view/print the flyer below, click here.


Past events

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
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 Fall New Member Screening
07 Sep 2019 PWS Board Meeting and 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 Spring New Member Screening
09 Mar 2019 PWS Board Meeting and 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 Board Meeting
16 Sep 2018 PWS Fall New Member Screening
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 Board Meeting
12 Mar 2017 PWS Spring New Member Screening
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 PWS Members Meeting and Gerald Brommer Demo
25 Sep 2016 Aqueous Open Juror 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 PWS Members Meeting and Mark Mehaffy Demo
27 Sep 2015 Aqueous Open Juror Mark Mehaffey 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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