Speyer Gallery’s Fall Exhibition to Celebrate Pittsburgh Watercolor Society’s 75th Anniversary

September 8, 2020

Fallingwater Foliage Casting Morning Shadows, 2019, by artist Gina Judy.

“Fallingwater Foliage Casting Morning Shadows,” 2019, by artist Gina Judy.

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society has teamed up with Fallingwater to celebrate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition of artwork inspired by Fallingwater and its setting.

The exhibition of thirty original works will open in the Speyer Gallery on October 1, 2020, and continue to the end of December. Visitors may view the exhibition as part of their Fallingwater experience or by making advance reservations at 724-329-8501.

Artists from the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society visited the Fallingwater site over four Wednesdays in the fall of 2019 and during another series of four dates in July 2020.

This allowed them time to sketch, photograph and paint en plein air as they prepared up to two pieces for consideration by a jury which included members of Fallingwater’s curatorial team.

Artist Yelena Lamm, painting Fallingwater Grand View, October, 2019.

Artist Yelena Lamm, painting “Fallingwater Grand View,” October, 2019.

Work selected for the exhibition will also be for sale through the Fallingwater Museum Store during the run of the show, with a portion of the proceeds helping to fund the care of Fallingwater’s collections.

Founded in 1945, the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society’s mission is to develop, encourage and maintain interest in watercolor painting. To mark the occasion, the society will also publish a catalogue of the artists and artwork in the exhibition working both on the Fallingwater site and in their studios.

Visit the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society’s website for more information.