Monday, February 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society - Spring Screening for New Members


New member screenings are held in the spring and fall. To become a member, one must register online or by phone 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, framed "exhibit-ready" to the Chapel Room of Sixth Presbyterian Church, 1688 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217  by 2:00PM on Sunday March 12, 2017.  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.

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

To register for the Spring 2017 Screening please go to www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com and select “Spring New Member 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 over 200 artists who enjoy this opportunity to explore and share their broad range of style and techniques.

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society sponsors two 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.

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

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