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The Winter 2015 Newsletter has been posted!  Click the NEWSLETTER Tab above

Now Accepting Entries!
The 2015 Online Member Show!
Click on the Member Show tab above for all of the derails to enter the show!
New this year...even more prizes!
2014 Juried Show
A DVD of the paintings hung for the Juried Show is available for purchase. Click on the "ONLINE STORE" tab above
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Your 2015 membership is due by January 1. Click on the "Join/Renew" tab above to renew online. Its fast and easy!!

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2015 Juried Show - Coming Soon!

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s
36th Annual International Juried Exhibition
At the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 38 W. Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA 17013
September 25 – November 13, 2015
Entry Deadline
May 31, 2015 (midnight E.S.T.)
Opening Reception September 27, 2015    1:00-4:00 pm, awards at 3 pm
We will be begin accepting entries after February 4.  Check back soon!


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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
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Opening of the Juried Show and the 35th Anniversary Weekend a HUGE success!!!
A complete recap of the weekend with numerous photographs and a gallery of the award-winning paintings is now posted!

CLICK HERE for complete coverage of the Juried Show Opening and Anniversary Weekend!


Karen Frattali Paintings

KarenKaren Frattali, renowned watercolor artist and teacher from Chester County, PA, and current Second Vice President of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, was the featured artist and demonstrator for the Pennsylvania State Museum’s “Learn at Lunch” educational series on November 14, 2014.  During that time Karen created two smaller paintings that demonstrated her layering techniques to create transparency and luminosity in watercolor that are hallmarks of her current work.  Karen has generously given both paintings to PWS as a donation!  Each painting is 8 x 10 inches with an 11 x 14 inch mat. Both have a backing ready for framing and are bagged in clear acetate.  Karen holds Signature Status in several watercolor societies and her work has been accepted into many juried shows.  She has been recently featured in Southwest Art magazine and is one of the most collectable artists of today!

As a once in a lifetime opportunity, PWS is offering both paintings for sale to PWS members, collectors, art enthusiasts, or friends of PWS.  Each one of kind, original, watercolor painting, with mat and backing ready for framing, is being offered for $100 each, which includes shipping and handling! If you would like to own one or both of these outstanding offerings, please click to:  visit our online store   

Painting # 1 on the left and Painting # 2 on the right



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