Baltimore Watercolor Society
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We respect the opinions of our membership and ask them to share ideas such as new programs or new ways to deliver events to our membership and the public. We encourage members’ active involvement in our continued evolution and growth, with the goal of keeping water-media in front of the public.
Although our membership is spread out over a large geographic area, there are many online or distance volunteering opportunities such as promoting events, recruiting new members, fundraising, conducting media outreach, providing newsletter content, offering a free online program, etc. as well as in-person volunteering at events. Each board of directors committee needs help on a periodic basis so please update your membership profile with your volunteer interests so we can connect you to the most appropriate options. If you see a call for help in the newsletter or email, please respond when it is in line with your talents.
Benefits for both Signature and Associate memberships
Signature Artist Membership
As a regional water media society, BWS welcomes all artists residing in the "Mid-Atlantic" region, including Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, to apply for Signature Membership.
Signature status is achieved through jurying by the Board of Governors or three acceptances in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition.
Paintings are juried for Signature Artist Membership twice each year in March and October. Watch our list of events for the next opportunity to apply.
Additional benefits available to Signature members:
Associate Membership is open to anyone with no geographic constraints.
Additional benefits available to Associate members:
Life status is available to Signature members who meet either of the following criteria:
BWS Watermedia Master
BWS Watermedia Master Elite
Join as an "Art Lover" and get the newsletter and announcements about exhibits and public events. If you are looking to include artwork in an exhibit, then join as an Associate.
Annual dues are payable to BWS on January 1st of each year.
Anyone who joins BWS between September 1st and the end of the year is credited the membership through the following calendar year.
Subsequent years, you may renew you membership starting during this same period. Our annual dues reminder email is send December 2nd of each year with reminders approximately every two weeks. Once you pay your dues the reminders stop.
To obtain Signature Status Recognition Levels of Watercolor Master or Watercolor Elite you must renew your dues annual after becoming a Signature Artist.
Your membership is considered lapsed on February 1st if your dues are not paid.
A lapsed member may not enter member exhibitions, no longer appears in the Member Directory, is removed from the Members Who Teach and Members Who Accept Commissions pages, and no longer received dues notifications. A lapsed Signature Artist members can resume their membership by contacting the Membership Chair for details. Associate members can resume their membership by renewing at any time.
To pay your dues by check, send to:
Janice Hendra, Membership Chair
Direct questions about BWS Membership to firstname.lastname@example.org