Baltimore Watercolor Society
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The Baltimore Watercolor Society offers its members opportunities to display their work in galleries stretching from the Eastern Shore to the mountains of Western Maryland as well as the suburbs of Washington, D.C. In addition, the Society hosts painting demonstrations and lectures, workshops, peer critiques, a monthly newsletter, bus trips to major exhibitions, and the opportunity to paint on location with other artists.
As a Regional Watercolor Society, BWS welcomes all artists residing in the "Mid-Atlantic" area (Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, plus the District of Columbia) to apply for Signature membership. Associate and Exhibit Visitor membership has no geographic constraints.
The Baltimore Watercolor Society offers two levels of Artist membership: Associate and Signature Artist, plus an Exhibit Visitors membership.
Paintings are juried for the Signature Artist level of membership twice each year in March and October. Watch our list of events for the next opportunity to apply.
You are also eligible for Signature membership if you have been accepted in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition three times. The burden of documentation rests on the applicant. Reach out to the Membership Chair with a letter listing the three years you were accepted into the Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition showing your artwork in the exhibition. with a copy of your letter of acceptance notice or copy the page in the Exhibition Catalog. Acceptance is subject to Board Approval.
Here are some resources for you to learn more about Jurying:
If selected, Signature Artist dues are $35 annually. After 25 years of Signature artist membership, or after reaching the age of 75 and having been a Signature Artist member for at least 5 years Signature Artists are not required to pay dues . Once eligible, these Signature Artists are designated as having achieved Life status.
You can join as an Associate member at any time. Use the form below to join as an Associate or Exhibit Visitor member.
Associate members receive a monthly newsletter and can participate in Workshops and other educational Programs offered by BWS. An all Associate exhibition is generally offered once per year.
Join as an Associate member for only $25 to become familiar with BWS. You can take advantage of BWS programs and workshops while waiting for the next Signature Artist Jurying event.
Exhibit Visitor members receive email notices about BWS exhibit receptions or other special events that are open to the public. If you are looking to include artwork in an exhibit, then join as an Associate.
In the form below, select either Associate Artist or Exhibit Visitor.
If you are a BWS member, you can manage your profile.
Managing What Others Can See About You
If you want to alter what is visible in your record, return to the “View Profile,” then click on the “Privacy” link.
You will see three columns, “Anyone,” “Members,” and “No Access.”
To change who can see your information click on “Edit Profile” near the top of the page. In the Details to Show page, select who you want to be able to see the data in each row.
To turn off sharing of any of your information, then remove the check mark next to the “Show profile to others.”