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2014 Juried Show
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Holiday Message from
The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
As we close this our 35th Anniversary year, I realize how thankful I am for such a fantastic milestone and to belong to such an organization!  I am honored and humbled to be able to lead one of the top watercolor societies in the country and indebted to the members and volunteer board members who allow me to do that.  Even though I personally appear to be standing in the forefront of this group, it is only an illusion, an illusion backed up by a small number of selfless volunteers who are one of the reasons this society continues to prosper.  
I pause to contemplate whether we continue to expound the concepts of our founders to encourage, promote, and advance water media on paper, and I truly feel we are still successful in that endeavor.   What a year it has been!  Two highly successful workshops, an educational outreach program, a great member’s exhibit, and a fantastic Juried Exhibition at the PA State Museum bring this anniversary year to a close.
Most important of all, a hats off and heartfelt thanks to our 500 plus members who through their dues, donations, and continued support, are the real backbone of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society!  Thank you!
From all the officers and board members of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, may your Christmas Holidays be warm, wonderful, and filled with happiness and joy! Hope to see you all next year!
John W. Walker, President
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society

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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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