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    • 30 Dec 2021
    • 24 Feb 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • Wilkins School Community Center (WSCC)
    Register

    Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS) presents small works…BIG IDEAS

    a new opportunity for all Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members to showcase new works in watercolor and other water media. This non-juried, non-themed exhibit gives our artist members the opportunity to express themselves freely.

    The 2022 exhibit will be in-person at the Wilkins School Community Center (WSCC), 7604 Charleston Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 and online via our website.

     

    ELIGIBILITY: This exhibit is open to PWS Juried Members working primarily with water-based media on a paper surface (YUPO and Tyvek are permitted) and unvarnished. No canvas. Mediums include: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempera and water-based inks. No oils, oil pastels, pastels, digital images, or any form of print or reproductions. No class work. No more than 10% collage.

    Each PWS member may exhibit one work. Works cannot be larger than 14x14” matted and framed. Work must be completed within the past 2 years and must not have been exhibited in any previous PWS show. Enter by February 24 online on our website at: https://www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com/event-4622778/Registration

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Entry Deadline: February 24, 11:59 PM

    Drop-off at Wilkins School Community Center: Sunday, March 6, 2 - 6 PM

    Opening Reception: March 12, 5:30 - 8 PM

    (May change due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

    Pick-up: Saturday, April 30, 10 AM - 2 PM


    Digital Files: Images must be professional quality, showing only the painted image, and accurate for promotional reproduction. 

    File format must be saved as .jpg.

     

    File Name: Save name and title as FirstName_LastName_ArtworkTitle.jpg (example: Sue_Lin_YellowSunflowers.jpg).

    The file name does not have to contain the full title. Do not use special characters such as / ? < > \ : * | ".

    File Resolution: 300 DPI

    File Dimensions:1200 to 1500 pixels height OR width, on the longest dimension.

    Maximum File Size: 2 MB

     

    ENTRY FEE:  $15 Online registration is required for small works… BIG IDEAS. It is advised that you enter online and pay through our website at: www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com


    To pay by check, make $15 payable to PWS and mail it to: 

    Pittsburgh Watercolor Society

    WSCC

    7604 Charleston Avenue

    Pittsburgh, PA 15218


    AWARDS: A People’s Choice winner will be announced April 30 at the close of the exhibit. 

     

    SALES: All Works must be for sale. Sales will go through PWS which will take a commission of 20%. Wilkins Center does not take a percentage but asks that you make a donation of 10% of the sale price to them. The artist will be responsible for delivery of the work to the purchaser.

     

    LIABILITY: Artist/Exhibitor shall be solely and exclusively responsible to insure their work and property properly and adequately. PWS and/or the North Hills Art Center cannot be liable for any damage of artwork. 


    Artist/Exhibitor grants permission for PWS to reproduce his/her name, information describing his/her work, representations of his/her work and any other information he/she has provided for the purpose of online display, promotion and publicity, either now or in the future.


    QUESTIONS? Contact us at: exhibitions@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com

    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15218
    Register

    Potential new members must register for the event to be considered for membership. Drop off works to be considered 1:30-2:00 PM and return for pickup at 3:30 to 4:00 PM. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection via mail or email.

    For the screening, artists must bring 3 water-based media paintings, matted and framed "exhibit-ready". For the screening, please bring three paintings, created primarily with water-based media on a paper surface (YUPO and Tyvek are permitted) and unvarnished. No canvas. Mediums include: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempura. No pastels, class work, digital images, any form of print or reproductions, 10% collage only.  Works must be framed "exhibit-ready". No size limit, other than they must fit in the door and one must to be able to carry them. Generally, PWS exhibits limit work to no more than 48 inches in any one dimension. The screening panel is looking for a consistent level of professional quality painting, so it is advisable to bring 3 pieces representative of your technique, style and subject in your usual work.

    All applicants will receive a notification via email regarding their screening result within one week after the screening. New members will be invited to exhibit in our Online New Members Exhibit, our upcoming Aqueous Open 2021 and to the general members’ meeting in September at the Wilkins School Community Center. New members will receive more information on PWS membership with their acceptance letter. There is no fee for screening.

    For questions regarding the new member screening, please contact the screening chair at screening@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com

    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • 30 Apr 2022
    • Wilkins School Community Center

    Gallery & Virtual Exhibition 

    March 12 - April 30, 2022

    Opening Reception March 12, 2022 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS) presents small works…BIG IDEASa new opportunity for all Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members to showcase new works in watercolor and other water media. This non-juried, non-themed exhibit gives our artist members the opportunity to express themselves freely.

    The 2022 exhibit will be in-person at the Wilkins School Community Center (WSCC), 7604 Charleston Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 and online via our website at: www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com
    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Wilkins School Community Center
    Register

    Gallery & Virtual Exhibition 

    Opening Reception: March 12, 5:30 - 7:30 PM (May change due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

    Wilkins School Community Center (WSCC)

    7604 Charleston Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wilkins School Community Center 7604 Charleston Ave. Wilkinsburg, PA. 15218
    • 16
    Register

        Jared Cullum, author-illustrator of books for young adults and children, winner of the Reuben Award, recipient of multiple Eisner nominations, accomplished  plein-Aire painter and avid teacher of observational painting from life will be leading a still life workshop for Pittsburgh Watercolor Society. 

    Painters using any medium are welcome to attend, but demonstration and instruction will be in gouache and watercolor.

                              

    For printable workshop flyer, click here,

    For printable workshop description, click here.

    For printable supplies list, click here.

Past events

01 Nov 2021 Living Life Out Loud Registration (due 10/15)
16 Oct 2021 Semin-Annual Membership Meeting
02 Oct 2021 Workshop - Portraiture with Pam Wenger (ZOOM)
01 Oct 2021 Meet the Artist - Pam Wenger- EVENT CANCELLED
01 Oct 2021 Aqueous Open International Exhibit (Online)
08 Aug 2021 Aqueous Open Entry Registration Deadline 8/8
23 Jul 2021 PWS Celebrates 75+1 Years! Exhibit
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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