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 main exhibits per year. "Waterworks" is a members-only show with awards selected by a regional noted 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 an internationally 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, and activities and demonstrations. Members have many opportunities to volunteer some time or talent to the group. For more information about this exhibit or the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, please visit the PWS Web site.