Our 39th Year
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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society


Thank You!! to EVERYONE for Helping to get the 2017 Show off to a great start!

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington, St.
Gettysburg, PA
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<< Click Here to see the Award  Winning Paintings !!!!

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The 2017 Juried Show People’s Choice Award Winner is Dena Shepherd!  For her painting titled: “Dropped”.  Congratulations!

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The 2017 Juried Show . 

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 38th Juried Exhibition officially began with a gala Opening Reception on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  Beautiful weather combined with an exciting display of watercolor artwork prompted several hundred attendees to congregate at the Adams County Arts Council in Gettysburg, PA, for the opening.  The group was welcomed by PWS President, Karen Frattali, and ACAC Executive Director, Chris Glatfelter. 

Those in attendance enjoyed refreshments as they perused the 98 painting in the exhibit and looked for the award winner tags displayed by certain paintings.  At three o’clock awards between $1,500 and $100 were presented to 46 artists, many of whom were in attendance.  Along with the exhibition awards, several PWS members received their Signature Status pins and certificates.  Sylvan Grouse Guild awards were also presented to 4 PWS members. 

Many positive comments were heard regarding the quality and comprehensiveness of the exhibition.  Next year’s exhibition will be held in Warren, PA, September 15 through October 20, 2018! .

To see all of the award-winning paintings and many other photographs of the Opening Day, click on the clicks to the left!.

Several other activities are planned in conjunction with the Juried Exhibition. (1) PWS Mini-Workshop at the Adams County Arts Council on October 7, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Only $10 and pre-registration is required.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Karen Frattali at pwspres@gmail.com   To register online , click on the Home tab Above.

If you can make it to the area between now and October 28, be sure to stop by to see this great show in person!

Dick Ressel Demonstration Friday, October 6       

As part of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 38th Juried Exhibition at Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, PA, renowned teacher, PWS member, and Lancaster County artist, Dick Ressel, provided a very interesting and entertaining artist demonstration free of charge during Gettysburg First Friday Celebration. Dick demonstrated several watercolor techniques and illustrations that had his audience fascinated.  In addition, Dick provided a framed and matted watercolor painting that was raffled off and won by an excited participant.

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PWS Mini Workshop Saturday, October 7

Karen Frattali,  led a Mini Workshop Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 noon.  The Mini Workshop was attended by some 15 participants who were instructed in producing one of two autumn still life paintings.  Karen led the class completely through the process of creating the painting from the initial transfer of the photo to the watercolor paper to the nuances of adding shadows to the objects in the paintings.  Mixing the correct colors was an important part of the process and Karen gave several alternatives for mixing the desired colors. Students were able to take their palettes home to put the finishing touches on their masterpieces if they so desired. 

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