Recipients are outstanding watercolor artists who are not necessarily NEWS signature members. This award is similar to a college Honorary Degree.
- Recipients exemplify the highest ideals of the New England Watercolor Society's mission to promote artistic creativity and excellence in water media. Honorary Memberships recognize those who have made profound and enduring contributions to the genre of watercolor through outstanding artistic creativity and related increase in public awareness of watercolor.
- Priority consideration will be given to achievements of national or international significance.
- There should be an emphasis on New England artists (residing in New England and/or represented by a gallery or studio in New England) who have made a substantial imprint on the national or international art world, and/or a resident of some other region who has had a particularly important impact in the New England art community or who has drawn particular inspiration from the New England landscape, geographical or cultural.
- Recipients must be persons of great integrity, as the choices we make reflect our values as an institution.
- Receipt of the Honorary Membership should have meaning to the individual being recognized.
Recognition and Benefits:
- Presentation at Annual Meeting.
- Permanent listing on the NEWS website in a page for Honorary Membership Recipients.
- Permanent listing in the History Books.
- No obligation to pay annual membership dues.
|Carroll Bill||E. Weymouth||MA||1985||deceased 1968|
|Loring Coleman||Harvard||MA||2005||deceased 7/7/2015|
|Desmond Fitzgerald||Brookline||MA||1925||deceased 1926|
|Patience Haley||Cape Neddick||MA||1985||deceased 2014|
|Beverly Hallam||York||ME||2010||deceased 2/21/2013|
|Nancy Sargent Howell||Scituate||MA||2017|
|Robert Jorgensen||Ashland||MA||2017||deceased 6/13/2018|
|Charles Mahoney||Scituate||MA||1979||deceased 1992|
|David McCord||Boston||MA||1985||deceased 1997|
|Thomas A. Nicholas||Rockport||MA||2011||deceased 2014|
|Carlton Plummer||East Boothbay||ME||2016||deceased 2020|
|Tom Sgouros||Providence||RI||2005||deceased 12/17/2012|
|John Singer Sargent||1892||deceased 1925|
|Don Stone||Exeter||NH||2011||deceased 3/12/2015|
|Murray Wentworth||Oneonta||NY||2007||deceased 2008|
|Andrew Wyeth||2005||deceased 1/16/2009|