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    • 21 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 20 May 2023
    • 11:59 PM
    • Sweetwater Center for the Arts
    • 149

    Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS) presents the WaterWorks exhibit each year as an excellent opportunity for all Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members to showcase new works in watercolor and other water media.

    The 2023 Waterworks exhibit will be in person at Sweetwater Center for the Arts 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143 

    sweetwaterartcenter.org and online via our website www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com

    Juror of Awards will be Kenneth Nicholson.

    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 tempura and water-based inks. No oils, oil pastels, pastels, class work, digital images, any form of print or reproductions, no more than 10% collage.

    Each PWS member may exhibit one (1) work. Work must be completed within the past 3 years and not have been exhibited in any previous PWS show. Works must be matted and framed and ready to hang. Enter by May 20.

    Entry fee is $25. payable online or via check mailed to

    Pittsburgh Watercolor Society


    7604 Charleston Avenue

    Pittsburgh, PA 15218


    Entry Deadline: Friday May 20, 11:59PM

    Drop Off @ Sweetwater,Saturday, June 10, 11:00 AM. to 3:00PM

    Opening to the Public:Friday, June 16, regular business hours

    Artists Reception: Friday, June 23, 5:30 -8:00PM

    Pick-up of unsold works: Saturday, July 21,

    Noon to 3PM

    AWARDS:  1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash awards and two awards of merit will be announced at the opening reception on June 16. People’s Choice will be announced July 21 at the close of the exhibit.

    SALES: All Works must be for sale. Sales will go through Sweetwater Center for the Arts and they will take a commission of 40%. They will be responsible for delivery of the work to the purchaser. The artist will receive 60%. So, price accordingly.



    • 01 Apr 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wilkins School Community Center
    • 10

    Painting Animals in Water Media (Acrylic) with instructor Kim Freithaler


    Saturday, April 1, 2023,  9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

    Wilkins School Community Center

    7604 Charleston Ave. Wilkinsburg, PA 15128

    To see Kim Freithaler's biography and artwork:http://kimfreithaler.com/

    For a printable flyer with course description, click here.

    For printable supplies/materials list, click here

    For printable PWS workshop cancellation policy, click here

    Register by March 27

    Other information regarding the venue will be emailed to paid participants one week before the workshop. Although the venue has handicapped parking spaces, the classroom is NOT handicapped accessible, as there are a set of stairs to climb to reach the classroom.

    QUESTIONS? Contact pwsworkshops75@gmail.com

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