Philadelphia Water Color Society
Philadelphia Water Color Society

2024 Members Show

April 1 – June 30, 2024 | Online
Deadline was February 28th. Members Only.
Caretakers Housing by Richard Hoffman
Caretakers Housing by Richard Hoffman

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Deadline for entry was February 28, 2024
If you are a PWCS member, this is an opportunity to showcase your work with one of the oldest and the most prestigious watercolor societies in the U.S.—the Philadelphia Water Color Society. It is also a chance to compete for cash awards, and potentially, sell your work.

Note: This is an Online Show only! There will be no physical exhibition of the works included in the show. By entering this show, you will also be eligible for a small discount on an online demo by our juror, Ken Goldman, sometime in the spring of 2024. Further details will be posted via e-blasts, on our website and in our newsletter.


  • 1st Place - $500
  • 2nd Place - $300
  • 3rd Place - $200
  • 5 Awards of merit - $100 each
  • 5 Honorable Mention Awards - $50 each
Artists may receive no more than one award in this exhibition. Artists will be notified by email by March 28, 2024 if their work is selected for an award, before posting on the website.

Juror of Awards

This year’s juror is Ken Goldman. He is an internationally known artist, author, teacher and art juror. A recipient of numerous awards, he has exhibited widely in various group shows and solo exhibitions around the world. Ken has also been featured in several magazines, The Art of Watercolour, Southwest Art, International Artist, Splash and The Artist’s Magazine, among others. He is Past-President of the National Watercolor Society Watercolor Society and is represented by California Watercolor. For more information and inspiration, please visit

Entry Fee

  • Members may submit up to 2 images
  • $15 per artist, for 1-2 paintings
2024 PWCS membership dues must be paid in full to gain entry to the Show.

To check your membership, login to our website: and click on your name at the top of the screen to learn about your current member status.

Entries may be submitted any time from January 17, 2024 through February 28, 2024.

All entries must be received by the end of the day (11:59pm EST) on Tuesday, Feb 28, 2024 to be considered for the Show.

Works Eligible

  • All work must be original and on paper. PWCS is one of the few art societies that
  • accepts “Works on Paper” to include water media, drawings, pastel, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, pen/ink and hand-pulled prints.
  • Collage elements must be of paper, and any image or color on collage papers must be the work of the artist.
  • No oils, photographic, digital, electronic processes or computer art will be accepted. No work previously exhibited in any PWCS exhibition will be accepted.
Entries must be no older than 3 years (completed 2021–Jan 2024), and must not have been done under teacher supervision. All works must be original, not based on another artist’s work, published material, or another person’s photograph.

All works must be available throughout the exhibition period and not exhibited in any other show at the same time.

Selection for the PWCS Online Members Show

All entries meeting the eligibility criteria in this prospectus will be presented online and considered for awards. The exhibition will be available through the PWCS website, and will be highlighted in various social media at the same time. Artwork that is selected for an award may be used for promotional purposes on the PWCS website throughout the year.

Note that selection for the PWCS Members show does not count toward qualification for PWCS Signature Membership, as outlined on the PWCS website.


Works may be for sale or not-for-sale. Prices cannot be changed once submitted. All works must remain available for sale through the end of the exhibition. Sales price will be listed online. All sales made during the Online Members Show will be between the artist and the buyer with no commission payment. If PWCS is notified of interest in a purchase the artist will be notified with the contact information of the interested buyer.


To contact us for any questions regarding the prospectus, use the contact form on the Members Show webpage or contact the Members Show Chairman at [email protected].

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Images should be at least 1500 pixels on the longest edge and no larger than 30mb. Images that are smaller than 1500 pixels on the longest edge cannot be made larger to meet the requirements.
  • You do not need to resize your image files if they meet the above specifications.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.
  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image files are automatically resized to 300 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest edge.
  • Image files are automatically renamed using your last name, first initial and the title of the work. e.g. Hamby_D_BeautifulDay.jpg

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (February 28, 2024.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.