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Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS) presents the WaterWorks exhibit each year as an excellent opportunity for all Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members to showcase new works in watercolor and other water media. 

The 2023 Waterworks exhibit will be in person at Sweetwater Center for the Arts 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143 and online at

Exhibition on display: June 16 – July 21, 2023

Opening reception: June 23rd 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

JUROR: Our Juror of Awards for the 2023 Waterworks exhibit is Kenneth Nicholson

Born in Latrobe Pennsylvania, Kenneth received his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2016.  He currently teaches as an adjunct instructor at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Seton Hill University, and Westmoreland County Community College. His work has been exhibited in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Ohio, Washington DC, New Jersey, and New York.

Kenneth Nicholson composes his artwork with a collage sensibility, piecing together his figures and portraits from fragments of imagery that combine to create a disjointed whole.  But from these chaotic beginnings he applies his meticulous skills in rendering and paint handling, creating solid puzzle-like images with a tension between their deliberate construction and the random qualities of the collage.

A wider selection of his artwork may be viewed at