- 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.
New England Watercolor Society
Discretionary Awards & Honorary 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 Membership. These Awards and Honorary 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 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 Members
Recipients are NEWS Signature Member Artists who have made exceptional contribution to the organization and the genre of watercolor.
- Award of Distinction Members
Recipients have supported NEWS and our mission in exceptional ways other than through NEWS signature membership and artistic excellence. This award can go to individuals or organizations and does not require that the individual be a water media artist.