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Registration for the September 24-27, 2018, Carol Carter workshop is now open! Click here to register.

Aqueous Open 2018 prospectus and registration now available! Click here for more information.

Who We Are

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 230 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. 

General meetings are held twice a year to update members on group exhibits, workshops, activities and view a demonstration. Members have many opportunities to volunteer some time or talent to the group. It is a great way to get involved, meet other members and is always appreciated, big or small. Membership in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society is an exciting way to meet artists who share a common interest in watermedia. 

Members must be juried into the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society by a panel of Board members. For more information, see the Join Us page.

View our members' artwork below or by clicking on Gallery!

Poppies Melissa Tai
Lily through the Willow Melissa Tai
Cascade of Leaves Melissa Tai
The Calm Melissa Tai
Arbor Awakenings Susan S. Johnston
Arbor Rhythms SusanS.Johnston
Susan(Suzie)Sparks- Fractured Iris - Transparent Watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks- Succotash - Transparent Watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks -"Ciotola de Funghi" - Transparent watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks "Undici Carote in Ciotola" - Transparent Watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks "Mandorel en Ciotola" - Transparent Watercolor
Susan(Suzie)Sparks "Naked Dutch Painter #001" - Watercolor
Manhattan Studio, 10" x 8.5"
Girl In White Hat, 14.5" x 11" Included in Splash 19: The Illusion of Light, North Light Books, available July 2018.
Sweet Dreams, 9.5" x 9.5" Included in Splash 19: The Illusion of Light, North Light Books, available July 2018.
Tina Lake, MFA Homage to Chagall Watercolor Private Collection Baltimore
Tina Lake, MFA Businessman and Toys, #2 Watercolor
Tina Lake, MFA Businessman and Toys, #1 Watercolor Collection of Hendrix College
Tina Lake, MFA Evolution Watercolor Cover for book of poetry, Walking Backward by Paul Lake Story Line Press ISBN: 1-885266-72-3
Tina Lake, MFA In the Beginning Watercolor
Tina Lake, MFA Still-life with American Flag Watercolor Collection of Henderson State University
Tina Lake, MFA Stilllife with Figurine Watercolor Collection of Central Library, Little Rock
Tina Lake, MFA Stilllife with Melon Watercolor Private Collection Baltimore
Tina Lake, MFA Stilllife with Gloxinia Watercolor
Tina Lake, MFA Homage to Wallace Stevens Watercolor Private Collection
Tina Lake, MFA Reflection in Silver Watercolor Private Collection Boston
Tina Lake, MFA Clytie's Fate Watercolor Private Collection Sacramento, California
Gina Judy "Lacing Interlacement" 30" x 22" ---2017 Aqueous Open
Gina Judy "Sunlit Exposure From The "Sure" Line" 30" x 22" 2017 Members Show; 2017 National West Virginia Aqueous Wheeling "ARTWORKS AROUND TOWN" Mar. 2018 Ind. Artists Group Show
Gina Judy "The 'Sitter" 2016 PWS at Three-Rivers Anniversary Show 2016 Best of Show, SE Ohio Watermedia Society Juried Show, Zanesville Museum of Art 2017 22nd Annual International ARTS IN HARMONY M
Jan Pini "Crossroads"
Jan Pini "Steel Stacks Illuminated"
Jan Pini "Building Something Together"

Upcoming events

Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2017 71st anniversary Aqueous Open exhibition.

  Jack Richeson & Co. www.richesonart.com

 Golden Artist Colors www.goldenpaints.com

 Artists & Craftsman Supply www.artistcraftsman.com

 Salis International www.salis-international.com

Winsor & Newton; ColArt Americas, Inc. www.winsornewton.com


 Cheap Joe's Art Stuff www.cheapjoes.com

 The Frame Gallery www.framegallerypgh.com




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