State Museum of Pennsylvania Hosts Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's International Competition

Oct 24, 2012, 09:42 ET from Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Paintings from Around the World to be On Display

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 33rd Annual International Juried Exhibition from Nov. 2, 2012, to Feb. 3, 2013.

The exhibition will feature the top 120 paintings chosen from almost 600 entries around the world. They include works from the United States, Hong Kong, India and Canada.

Each painting tells a story or makes a statement of self-expression that transcends the language barrier. Artists compete for more than $10,000 in awards to be presented during at the opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society was founded in 1979 to promote watercolor painting. Today, there are more than 500 members worldwide, with an annual membership exhibit online, and an annual juried exhibition, held in different locations around the state.

More information on the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society is available online at

The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania's fascinating heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary era, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America's story.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children and senior citizens.

For more information about the museum, visit

Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission