Joining or Renewing Your NWWS Membership
To join/renew your membership online you must first register and be logged into the NWWS website.
Registration is not the same as membership.

Associate Membership is open to any resident of the U.S. or Canada who has an interest in watermedia.
Must be a minimum of 18 years old. 
Beginning June 1, 2020, annual dues are $45.00. Yearly dues are due by May 31st each year.
If you renew your 2020 dues before May 31st, 2020, you may pay just $40.00 for your 2020 dues. If you renew your dues on June 1, 2020 or after, your dues rate is $45.00. This “early bird” rate is only available in the year 2020.
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does NOT store any credit card information.



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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.
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. Our members appreciate these highlighted benefits and many others.

Receive our bi-monthly newsletter, Hotpress, direct to your inbox.
The newsletter includes information on workshops and opportunities to enter juried shows, profiles of members, details of upcoming programs and speakers, recognition of members' accomplishments, photographs and more. Everyone loves Hot Press!
Be Up Close (and Meet!) Visiting Artists and Watch Their Paint Demo
Our eight general meetings per year feature lectures and demonstrations on all forms of watercolor painting. Invited, well-know artists demonstrate various forms of watercolor painting techniques, new materials, and answer questions.
Reduced Rates for Painting Workshops
Twice yearly, prominent, nationally known instructors teach 4 day painting workshops. These popular opportunities are also open to non-members but are first promoted to members who may register at a reduced rate.
Reduced Exhibition Entry Fees
Members entering the Annual International Open Exhibition pay a reduced fee.
Video Library Rentals
A large and ever growing library of instructional DVD's is available to members for a small rental fee. Members rent the videos at monthly meetings and return them at the next.
Members Portal Access
Within the website, only members may view our NWWS roster, the galleries from past exhibitions, and other information.
Only Members May Enter the Annual Waterworks Unplugged Exhibition
Members only are eligible to enter Waterworks Unplugged, the Society's annual juried exhibition.
Members May Exhibit Their For-Sale Art at Overlake Hospital
Three times per year, the Overlake Hospital Display is renewed with about 32 new paintings that are for sale. 10% of the proceeds benefit the Overlake Hospital Foundation and 90% goes to the artist.
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
For a small fee, your website can be promoted on the NWWS website as a “Featured Artist”
Paint 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. We welcome everyone!
Associate Members may apply for Signature Membership. Click here for Signature Membership information.
Signature Members may apply for Gold Medal Fellowship signature status. Click here for Gold Medal Fellowship information.