Annual International Open
Waterworks Members Exhibition
Overlake Hospital Display
WC Societies, Exhibitions, & Competitions
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Artist Zoom Room
Daniel Smith Events
Open Art Studios
Samish Paint Out
Hotpress Submission Guidelines
Hotpress Display Ad Sizes
Benefits of Membership
NWWS Gift Shop
Videos, Resources & Reading
NWWS Gold Medal Fellowship
NWWS Signature Membership
Organization and Volunteers
Daniel Smith Artists' Materials
NWWF Scholarship and Barbara Pitts Award
Art for Kids
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JOINING OR RENEWING YOUR NWWS MEMBERSHIP
Welcome to NWWS!
Associate Membership is open to anyone from any country
Associate Membership is open to anyone from any country who is over the age of 18 and has an artistic interest in watermedia or is simply an enthusiastic art lover. Our member artists represent all painting styles. Some stay close to traditional watercolor painting techniques and others are exploratory and embrace mixed watermedia or work abstractly. We welcome all levels of experience, so those who are at the beginning of their art journey and those who have been painting for many years will find a wonderful, supportive group of artists, events, educational opportunities, exhibitions, and much more. We’re glad you will be joining us!
Annual dues are $45.00.
Yearly dues are due by May 31st each year.
Feel confident in joining NWWS online. We never share collected information with any other organization, are focused on maintaining a secure site, and never store any credit card information.
Membership and Website Registration
The Benefits of Membership
BRAND NEW MEMBERS:
First, create a login by registering, then login with the email and password you’ve just created. Clicking on the “Join / Renew” button below will allow the form to appear so you may complete your new membership.
Login to the website. Click the “Join / Renew” button below and the form will appear and you may complete the membership renewal form.
IF YOU ARE LOGGED IN
AND READY TO JOIN/RENEW:
IF YOU NEED TO REGISTER:
You may join or renew either online or by sending the application form and your check by U.S. mail. For a printable .pdf copy of our NWWS Associate Membership application click:
PRINTABLE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Associate membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has an interest in the watercolor medium.
After joining online or by U.S. mail, we will review your membership application and welcome you to NWWS! This may take a few days, so thank you for your patience.
THE BENEFITS OF NWWS ARE MANY
NWWS is one of the most respected watercolor organizations in the U.S. Your membership brings many advantages, including events, education, exhibitions, support, and new friendships. Members of all skill levels appreciate these highlighted benefits and many others.
LISTEN: BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
You Receive Our Online, Quarterly Newsletter, Hot Press, Direct to Your Inbox
Our popular newsletter keeps you up to date and informed about workshops, opportunities to enter juried shows, profiles of members, details of upcoming programs and speakers, recognition of members' accomplishments, photographs and more. Many archived issues are available. Everyone loves Hot Press!
We Invite Creativity in Watermedia
Watercolor, acrylics, and mixed watermedia are accepted into our exhibitions, encouraging a wide variety of artistic expression.
Artist Zoom Room Exclusively for NWWS Members
Each month, 10 artists may receive a critique from a carefully selected, highly qualified talented artist and instructor. Become a participating artist or simply join as an attendee to listen and learn from the best!
Be Up Close (and Meet!) Visiting Artists and Watch Their Painting Demo
Eight times per year, you can meet visiting artists and watch them paint at our general meetings. By special invitation, well-known artists demonstrate various forms of watercolor painting techniques, new materials, and generously answer all questions.
Note: during 2020 and until further notice, meetings are online webinars and still include paintings demonstrations and general business.
Reduced Rates for Painting Workshops
Twice yearly, you may be one of a limited number of attendees at a 4-day or 2-day painting workshop taught by a prominent, nationally known artist and instructor. As a member, you receive a discounted registration fee and first priority to attend these popular educational opportunities.
Note: during 2020 and until further notice, workshops are taught online and specially tailored to NWWS members.
Annual International Open Exhibition
Receive a discounted entry fee for the prestigious NWWS Annual International Open Exhibition. Each autumn, this juried exhibition draws entries from around the world.
Annual Waterworks Members Exhibition
Enter the NWWS annual members exhibition, Waterworks, showcasing the work of NWWS members each spring.
Enjoy Group Painting Events
You can participate in periodic group events through various open studios and plein air gatherings in summer and into the fall.
Samish Island Paint-Out
Held 3 times per year, members retreat for 4 days to the beautiful Skagit Valley to focus on painting, creating, sharing, excellent food, comradery, and other creative regeneration and exploration.
A large and ever growing library of over 300 instructional DVD's from accomplished watermedia artists is available at each general meeting to borrow, view, then return at the next meeting.
OUR OWN NWWS YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
Although just beginning, only members have access to videos recorded for NWWS, to past critique sessions, and past general meeting recordings that would include painting demonstrations. Watch this feature grow!
Overlake Hospital Display & Sales
Participate and sell your art in the Overlake Hospital Display (Bellevue, WA). Renewed with about 32 new paintings three times per year, 90% of the sale price goes to you and 10% of the proceeds benefit the Overlake Hospital Foundation.
Facebook Members’ Page
Share your art, see the work of others, and be in touch with other members everyday through our energetic and supportive Facebook page. It is a private group, available only to members.
Members Who Teach Can Be Listed on NWWS Website
If you teach watercolor, your website may be listed on the NWWS website at no charge.
Your Website Can be Listed on NWWS Website
Members with a website receive a free listing on our website.
The Northwest Watercolor Foundation
NWWS is continuously focused on the expansion of art education through our foundation, NWWF.
NWWS Connects You with Other Painters
Events throughout the year connect you with other painters. We paint. We talk. We laugh. We love painting and having great fun together. And you do not have to be an artist to join.
We welcome everyone!
may apply for Signature Membership.
for Signature Membership information.
may apply for Gold Medal Fellowship signature status.
for Gold Medal Fellowship information.