Welcome!

Membership in the Society is for one year extending from January 1 to December 31, and is open to all Virginia residents who are 18 years or older and who pay their $35 annual dues ($10 for students).

Memberships automatically renew each year. (Automatic renewal may be changed in your profile settings; instructions for how to access your profile follow.)

If you have never been a member of the Society and would like to join, skip down and click the APPLY/RENEW MEMBERSHIP button and sign up. We're happy to have you join us!

NOTE: All past and present VWS members have accounts here on our new website.

This means that you can log in to the website and check the membership information that we have on file, including when you last paid.

IMPORTANT: please follow these directions to access your existing VWS membership account rather than creating a new one. To access your current account, be sure to use the email address at which you receive messages from VWS.

To login the first time, follow these directions:

  1. Click on the big blue "LOG IN TO REVIEW OR UPDATE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION" button below.
  2. Click on "Lost your password?"
  3. On the next screen, you’ll see instructions to enter your "Username or Email Address." Since this is the first time you're logging in, you won't have a username or password.
  4. To generate a username and password, enter the email address that you use to communicate with us, and click on “Get New Password."
  5. The website system will send you an email that includes the username that has been created for you along with a password reset link.
  6. Click on the password reset link to return to the website login page where you can reset your password.
  7. Either accept the password that is suggested or enter one of your own, and make sure you get a “Strong” rating to protect the website against intruders.
  8. Make a note of your password somewhere safe.

Going forward, you can log in with either your email address or username along with your password. Once logged in, you’ll see the information we have on file for you, and you’ll have the opportunity make changes (such as your home address).

If after logging in you determine that your membership has lapsed and you'd like to renew, click on the secure link below to fill out the application and pay your annual dues ($35 for members, $10 for student members).

Members with expired memberships must be logged in before paying; doing so will properly update your profile.

If you prefer to pay for your membership by check, please complete a print version of the membership application (pdf or word) and mail it to the address on the form. The membership chair will update your profile with your membership information.

If you have questions or issues, please email us at vawcs@virginiawatercolorsociety.org.

Log In to Review or Update Membership Information

If you are not currently a member and would like to join, or if after logging in you determine that your membership has lapsed and you'd like to renew, click on the secure link below to fill out the application and pay your annual dues ($35 for members, $10 for student members).

Members with expired memberships must be logged in before paying; doing so will update your profile properly.

If you prefer to pay for your membership by check, please complete a print version of the membership application (pdf or word) and mail it to the address on the form. The membership chair will update your profile with your membership information.

Apply/Renew Membership
Apply/Renew Student Membership