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2014 Juried Show
The list of artists and their paintings selected for the Juried Show have been posted!! Click on the "JURIED SHOW" tab above
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The list is back from the juror!!! 

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to see the accepted artists for the 2014 Juried Show!!


 Last October PWS lost a true friend, a wonderful artist, and loyal member of the PWS Board, Ron Schloyer.  Ron was our Workshop Coordinator for many year.   To honor Ron’s legacy, we will be presenting a Juried Show award in his memory at this year's exhibition.   

As I was thinking about this, I was reminded of an excellent idea that was presented to the Board by our 2VP, Karen Frattalli, who works tirelessly all year coming up with awards for the Juried Show.  Karen’s idea was to present this same opportunity of an Honorary or Memorial Award to the entire PWS membership.  So, if any PWS member or family or group of members knew of someone who deserved such an honor, they could establish an award in his/her honor.  The award could be anywhere from $25 on up to whatever amount desired.  The PWS Board also agreed to match any amount up $100, so if your award was for $100, with PWS’s match, it actually would be a $200 award!  Of course, the donor gets to name the award (perhaps something like “The John Doe Outstanding Watercolor Award”).  If you would like to discuss this idea further, you may contact John W. Walker (717-235-5310) or Karen Fratalli (610-347-0192).  We have set up a form on the website to create this award CLICK HERE, or you can simply send a check to me at 4077 Bowser Road, New Freedom, PA 17349.

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2014 Juried Show
The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's
35th Annual International Juried Exhibition
At the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120
November 8, 2014 – February 8, 2015
Entry Deadline
July 12, 2014 (midnight E.S.T.)
Opening Reception November 16, 2014    2:00-4:00 pm, awards at 3 pm
Juror of Selection and Awards – Sterling Edwards
CLICK on the JURIED SHOW Button above for the prospectus and to enter.
CLICK HERE to see the hanging area inside the State Museum.


35th Anniversary Remembrances

As the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society celebrates our 35th year, we pause to remember the founding officers and directors from 1979.

Nick Ruggieri, President
Kathy Piunti, Vice President
Lyn Marsh, Secretary
Alfred Freistak, Treasurer
Don Lenker
Ann Fitzpatrick
Ethyl Hottenstein
The original name was “The Pennsylvania Society of Watercolor Painters” 
In 1987 the name was changed to “The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society”



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