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Pittsburgh Watercolor Society to hold new member screening

Shirley McMarlin
| Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society will hold a new member screening on Sept. 16 at the Wilkins School Community Center in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society will hold a new member screening on Sept. 16 at the Wilkins School Community Center in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society will hold a new member screening from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave., Pittsburgh.

Prospective members must register for the free screening at pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com (select “Join Us” from the menu).

For the screening, artists must bring three water-based paintings representative of their usual work, framed and “exhibit-ready.” There is no size limit, although PWS exhibits generally limit work to no more than 48 inches in any one dimension.

The screening panel will look for a consistent level of professional quality painting. Acceptance is by two-thirds vote of the board of directors. Applicants will receive email notification of their screening results within one week.

New members will be invited to the next general meeting and will receive more information on PWS membership with their acceptance letter.

Questions about the new member screening can be emailed to screening@pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.

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. Membership now totals more than 250 artists.

The society sponsors two exhibits per year. “Waterworks” is a members-only show with awards selected by a local juror. “Aqueous Open” is an international juried exhibition 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.

PWS also offers workshops, presentations and occasional other exhibit opportunities throughout the year.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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