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While once confined to Baltimore, this non-profit organization now offers its members the opportunity 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.

How to Join

Signature Artist Membership

Paintings are juried for the Signature Artist level of membership twice each year in March and October. You are also eligible for Signature membership if you have been accepted in the Mid-Atlantic 3 times.

Associate Membership

You can join as an Associate member at any time. Associate members receive a monthly newsletter and can participate in Workshop and other educational Programs offered by BWS. Join as an Associate member to become familiar with BWS. You can take advantage of BWS programs and workshops while waiting for the next Signature Artist Jurying event.

Find out more about membership here.

Fall 2019 Semi-annual Jurying for Signature Artist status

Associate and non-BWS artists are welcome to apply.

When: Saturday, October 5, 12:30pm—3:30pm

Drop-off time: Between 12:30 and 1:00 PM

Location: Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland

Bring 4 matted and framed paintings, in person, to HCCA on October 5, between 12:30 -1:00 pm

OR submit digital images via email no later than Monday, September 30.

Review full instructions and documents and register here.

Contact Stacy Levy at

Next Signature Artist Jurying Event

When: March 2, 2019, 12:30pm—3:30pm

Drop-off time: Between 12:30 and 1:00 PM

Location: Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland

Pick-up time: No earlier than 3:00 PM but no later than 3:30 PM

To join, go to To see details and apply for signature membership in the next jurying event, click on “Public Events” and register for the March 2, 2019 jury event. Or use this link to go directly to the registration page.

Click here to download a pdf containing information about the jurying, plus the forms you will need.

Contact Jury Chair Stacy Lund Levy if you have been accepted in three Mid-Atlantic shows.

Please email us if you have questions regarding the organization, membership or workshops. Be sure to include your name, address, email address and or phone number.

Manage Your Membership

Review and Modify Your Profile

Members can manage their membership profile at our membership site. To review and modify your profile (address, contact information, information about teaching) follow this link, then follow these steps.

  1. Login with your email address and password (select reset password if you have forgotten it and an email will be sent to you with instructions to change the password)
  2. Click on the small “View Profile” link right below the email and password
  3. After the Profile page appears, click on the “Edit Profile” button near the top
  4. Change any of the data that is displayed.
  5. Click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the profile.

Managing What Others Can See About You

If you want to alter what is visible in your record, return to the Home page, click on the small “View Profile” link in the lower left panel, then click on the “Privacy” link. You will see three columns, “Anyone,” “Members,” and “No Access.” If the circle under “Anyone” is filled in, the Public can see this data. If the circle under “Members” is filled in, then Members can see the data, but not the Public. If the circle under “No Access” is filled in, then that information is only available to you and BWS Board members who are administrators of our account. If you want to change who can see your information click on “Edit Profile” near the top of the page. To change a setting click on the circle under “Anyone,” “Members,” or “No Access” based on how you want the data shared. To turn off sharing of any of your information, then remove the check mark next to the “Allow” to show profile setting by clicking on the check box.

Membership Survey

If you are a member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, we would really appreciate it if you could spend a few minutes and fill out our member survey. You can fill it out right on your computer and e-mail it back. Or print it out and mail it.