Founded in late March 1979 by a group of
twelve Pennsylvania watercolorists, the Pennsylvania Watercolor
Society is located in the green rolling hills of west
central Pennsylvania. In September of 1979 they held an
impressive first show in Strawberry Square, downtown Harrisburg.
311 paintings were entered and 132 of them were hung and
juried. Today the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society receives
international recognition and participation with well
over 600 paintings entered in their annual exhibition.
Mission Statement: "The purpose
of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society is to encourage,
promote and advance watercolor painting through the education
of artists and the general public."
The PWS sponsors an annual workshop open
to memers and nonmembers at all levels, which is led by
a national/internationally known artist/teacher. They
operate a lending library for visual materials. A current
video library is maintained and videos can be checked
out and used for two weeks for the cost of shipping and
handling. An archive of all slides from each of the annual
juried shows is availabel to individuals, schools, universities
General membership in PWS is open to all
artists working in the medium of watercolor. Although
most of their members reside in Pennsylvania, membership
is offered to artists nationwide as well as internationally.
A Gallery of Work from The
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
Lyn Marsh, Past 2nd
V.P. & current newsletter editor - "Shawdows
L;Jan Bicker, 2nd V.P.
- "Pink Peonies"
- "On Gossamer Wings"
- "Afternoon, School Street"
;Jan Bicker, 2nd V.P.
- "Pink Peonies"
Susannah Hart Thomer
- "Forgotten Stories"
- "Crazy Lady"
Bill James - "Mannequins