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

NEWS Members

Membership Levels...

Associate Members

Open to any artist residing in New England or any patron of the arts, regardless of residency. Dues are $30 per calendar year (all associate memberships expire on December 31).
Associate Members may not use NEWS initials on their work, or list themselves as NEWS members in résumés or publicity.

Signature Members

To become a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, one must reside or have gallery representation in New England, and be juried into four (4) of the New England Regional or North American Open Shows, one of which must be a North American Show.


Discretionary Awards & Honorary Life Membership

To recognize or honor outstanding contributions to the mission of New England Watercolor Society, the Board has established two Discretionary Awards and an Honorary Life Membership.  These Awards and Honorary Life Memberships are granted at the sole discretion of the New England Watercolor Society Board of Directors.  Nominations for recipients may come from the Board, Signature Members and Associate Members.  These awards are intended to recognize extraordinary contributions, and as such, are granted only after thorough and cautious consideration and vetting.  Awards and Memberships may not necessarily be granted every year.

Honorary Life Members

Recipients are outstanding watercolor artists who are not necessarily NEWS signature members.  This award is similar to a college Honorary Degree.  NEWS has named such artists as John Sargent and Andrew Wyeth as Honorary Members.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Recipients are NEWS Signature Member Artists who have made exceptional contribution to the organization and the genre of watercolor.

Award of Distinction

Recipients have supported NEWS and our mission in exceptional ways over and above membership and artistic excellence. Associate Members and Signature Members may be eligible for consideration.