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Gold Medal Fellowship

A status above Signature Member

In 2014 NWWS developed a new signature status - the Gold Medal Fellowship - to encourage Signature members to submit their best work to NWWS exhibitions. Its purpose is to motivate, stimulate, excite and inspire NWWS Signature members in good standing to create and submit award-winning paintings to NWWS exhibitions, promoting further development as artists and helping artists achieve higher status within the Northwest Watercolor Society.

This status is obtained on merit, using a point based system. The application fee for Gold Medal Fellowship is $10. An NWWS member must first be a Signature member before they can earn points toward the GMF status. Signature members must acquire 5 or more points to obtain this status.

Open Exhibition Awards:

            

Waterworks Awards:

 

First Place

5 points

          

First Place

3 points

Second Place

4 points

          

Second Place

2 points

Third Place

3 points

          

Third Place

1 points

Other

2 points

              

  1. If a non-Signature member receives ANY AWARD in an NWWS Annual International Open Exhibition or NWWS Waterworks Exhibition, his/her award will receive NO points that will apply towards the Gold Medal Fellowship. A member must first be a Signature member for award points to count, with this one exception... If a non-Signature member has:
    a) already obtained point(s) towards Signature Membership status (needing only 1 point from an NWWS Open Exhibition or from an NWWS Waterworks Exhibition);
    b) is accepted into an exhibition qualifying him/her for Signature Membership; and
    c) receives an award, he/she may apply the points from this award toward the GMF status by becoming a Signature member at this time.
  2. We will NOT extend award points to Signature members from any NWWS Exhibitions held before this award program was approved and instituted in 2014.
  3. For GMF status, a Signature member must have at least 3 award points from an NWWS Annual International Open Exhibition.
  4. The call letter designation for a Gold Medal Fellowship member will be: NWWS-GMF

NWWS will track Signature members with their points recorded by the NWWS Database Administrator.

Click here for a Gold Medal Fellowship Application