Who can join NWWS?
Anyone! NWWS members may be professional artists, artists of all skill levels, hobbyists, or those simply interested in the arts. Joining is easy and your dues will
be good for one full year after your join date.
When are NWWS general meetings?

General meetings are hosted online the 4th Tuesday of each month. There are no meetings in November, December, July, and August. View the NWWS calendar for up to date information.

Is NWWS a nonprofit?

The NWWS Foundation (NWWF) is a 501(c)(3) and contributions are tax deductible. NWWS as an organization is a 501(c)(4) and contributions are not tax deductible.

Can nonmembers come to a meeting?

You are welcome! We invite you to attend two meetings as a guest before joining NWWS.

How do I enter an NWWS exhibition?
The prospectus for each of the two NWWS annual exhibitions will give you all the information you need to prepare your entry. The Annual Waterworks Membership Exhibition is a juried exhibition open to all NWWS members. It is hosted in April and the prospectus is posted online in November. The Annual International Open Exhibition is a juried exhibition open to both members and nonmembers. It is hosted in October and the prospectus is posted online in May.

A third exhibition is the bi-annual Signature Exhibition. Members who have attained Signature status may exhibit in this prestigious exhibit that showcases the immense talents of our Signature Members.

What is the Purchase Award?
The Chair(s) of the Annual International Open Exhibition, along with the NWWS president, choose one accepted painting to receive the “Purchase Award.” This award is part of the International Open exhibition only. Accepted artists may choose to make their work eligible for this $1,000 award but are not required to do so. Those who accept the Purchase Award are honored to become part of the NWWS Permanent Collection.
What social media does NWWS use?
NWWS is active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

We have two Facebook pages: one for the society as a whole and one for members to actively participate in community.

The “Northwest Watercolor Society” page is used by NWWS administrators for announcements, publications, and general business. We ask that members do not
post paintings there, but rather on the group page.

The “Northwest Watercolor Society Members Group” is a closed page that only NWWS members may join after answering a few questions. Here, you may post your paintings, engage with other members, and participate in monthly painting challenges.