New England Watercolor Society
New England Watercolor Society
New England Watercolor Society
New England Watercolor Society

NEWS Members

Honorary Life Member

Recipients are outstanding watercolor artists who are not necessarily NEWS signature members.  This award is similar to a college Honorary Degree.


  1. Recipients exemplify the highest ideals of the New England Watercolor Society's mission to promote artistic creativity and excellence in water media. Honorary Life 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.
  2. Priority consideration will be given to achievements of national or international significance.
  3. 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. 
  4. Recipients must be persons of great integrity, as the choices we make reflect our values as an institution. 
  5. Receipt of the Honorary Life Membership should have meaning to the individual being recognized.

Recognition and Benefits:

  1. Presentation at Annual Meeting.
  2. Certificate.
  3. Permanent listing on the NEWS website in a page for Honorary Life Membership Recipients.
  4. Permanent listing in the History Books.
  5. No obligation to pay annual membership dues.
Name City/Town State Year Note
Raymond Andreotti Hopedale MA 2019  
Mary Callahan Marshfield MA 2017  
Carroll Bill E. Weymouth MA 1985 deceased 1968
Loring Coleman Harvard MA 2005 deceased 7/7/2015
Gracia Dayton Bedford MA 2019  
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
Fritz Kubitz Wellesley MA 2016  
Charles Mahoney Scituate MA 1979 deceased 1992
David McCord Boston MA 1985 deceased 1997
Thomas A. Nicholas Rockport MA 2011  
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