Join us! Apply or renew below

Becoming a VWS member means joining with benefits. You’re joining a highly esteemed group of artists and getting lots of opportunities to learn through workshops, shows, and more. Oh, and there’s the 3-day workshop taught by a nationally known artist during our Annual Exhibition! Current Virginia Watercolor Society members are welcome to enter the Annual Exhibition.

Simply put, VWS Membership is not about what it costs, but what it pays! The process is simple.

More VWS benefits

  • Our website actively updated with all VWS news, upcoming events, artist opportunities
  • Waterlogue newsletter
  • Reduced rates for acclaimed guest artist workshops, PLUS an invitation to attend annual juried exhibition and meeting
  • A prospectus & color catalog of the art in each year’s Annual Exhibition, PLUS a current membership list
  • Satisfaction in knowing you’re supporting art in VA by belonging to the oldest art society devoted to the art of watercolor in the Commonwealth!

Note: The VWS operates on a calendar year. Membership renewals are due by January 31st, and dues must be paid prior to the exhibition entry deadline. Artists must be a current member of VWS to apply to be juried for possible participation in the Annual Exhibition.

Apply or renew here

Membership in the Virginia Watercolor Society is open to all Virginia residents 18 years or older for one year from January 1 to December 31. Annual dues are $35 for members and $10 for full-time students.

Membership renewals are due by January 31st and must be paid prior to the exhibition entry deadline.

VWS members receive the Waterlogue Newsletter, reduced rates for the annual workshop given by the exhibition juror, and are invited to enter the VWS Annual Juried Exhibition. Members also receive a color catalog of the Annual Exhibition plus a current membership list.

We encourage you to become a member of VWS. Click on the Member or Student button below and fill out the application to join or renew your membership. Current Members are listed on the Members Roster page.

Pay by check: You can pay for your membership by check if you prefer. Just complete a print version of the membership application (PDF or Microsoft Word) and mail it to:

Virginia Watercolor Society
Attention: Membership
P.O. Box 6742
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188

You will receive an email confirmation when your membership has been processed.

Life Members should update/confirm their contact information annually by emailing the membership chair at

Life membership is available to VWS Signature Artists who have been members for 20 years or more, are 75 years of age or older, and have maintained continuous membership since receiving signature artist status. Complete the Lifetime Membership Application and mail it to the address on the form or contact the membership chair at to request a copy of the form.

Contact us at if you have questions or encounter any issues.

Becoming a VWS member means joining with benefits

Members Shari Boyle and MaryLoud Andrews during a workshop in Richmond

"The earth without art is just eh."