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Pittsburgh Watercolor Society - New Member Screening

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Pittsburgh Watercolor Society - New Member Screening


Pittsburgh Watercolor Society – Spring Screening for New Members

Interested watercolorists, join us as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary by signing up for the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society New Member Screening coming up on March 14! This is a most exciting time to become a part of one of the region’s finest arts organizations.

New member screenings are held in the spring and fall. To become a member, one must register online by March 13th, and submit three works for screening. Acceptance is by two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. All applicants will receive a notification letter regarding their screening result, approximately one week after the screening. New members will be invited to the next general meeting and will receive more information on PWS membership with their acceptance letter. There is no fee for screening.

For the screening, please bring 3 paintings, matted and framed, “exhibit-ready” to the Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 between 1:30 and 2:00PM on Saturday, March 14, 2020. There is no size limit, but you do need to be able to carry them. Generally, our exhibits limit work to no more than 48 inches in any one dimension. We are looking for a consistent level of professional quality painting, so it is advisable to bring us 3 pieces representative of your usual work.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 1:30 to 4:00PM

Where: Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Website: www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com


CONTACTS: Susan Sparks, President & Publicity Chair email: president@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.

Sue Coburn, Mew Member Screening Chair email: screening@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com


For new member screening information, please contact the screening@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com

To register for the Spring 2020 screening please go to www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com and select Join Us, then, Juried Members, PWS New Members Screening.

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society was founded in 1945 to develop, encourage and maintain interest in watercolor painting. The original membership of 20 was one of the first groups to be affiliated with the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. The membership of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society has grown to more than 250 artists who enjoy this opportunity to explore and share their broad range of styles and techniques.

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society sponsors two main exhibits per year. “Waterworks” is a members-only show with awards selected by a local juror. Members may choose one piece to exhibit. “Aqueous Open” is an international juried exhibition with entries open to artists from around the world. The show is selected by a nationally known artist/juror who travels to Pittsburgh to jury the show and teach a workshop. Additional exhibits are scheduled as the opportunity arises.

In addition, PWS offers one-day workshops, membership events and once a year, a 3 to 5 day workshop conducted by a national/international watercolor artist.

For more information about the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, please visit the PWS Website at www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.