WSO Memberships

There are many reasons to join WSO!
  • Meet, and learn from, other Oregon watermedia artists!
  • Attend the two annual WSO conventions!
    • Participate in hands-on workshops led by great instructors!
    • Have the opportunity for a nationally acclaimed expert juror to critique your work!
    • Get priority for participating in a week-long workshop with the nationally acclaimed juror!
  • Enter WSO’s two exhibitions per year, juried by acclaimed artists, which open at the conventions!
    • Spring exhibitions welcome a wide variety of watermedia.
    • Fall exhibitions focus on traditional transparent watercolors.
    • Become eligible for Signature Status through WSO’s Merit Awards program! 
  • Enter the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) annual exhibition!
  • Join and participate in critique groups!
    • Attend workshops held by the critique groups!
  • Attend multi-day workshops by regionally recognized art teachers at the Menucha retreat center!
  • Borrow from a large library of DVDs on technique and other art topics!

Two types of WSO memberships are offered. Active Members enjoy full benefits, while Subscriber Members receive somewhat limited benefits.

For both Active Members and Subscriber Members, the membership year is from January 1 through December 31 of each year. Renewals are due each year between October 1 and December 31, valid through the upcoming year.

Questions? Contact WSO Membership at .
BenefitsActive MembersSubscriber Members
Residency RequirementsMust have a residence
in Oregon
Open to all persons residing
in any state or country
Receive the WSO Membership Roster & Handbook
Attend WSO conventions
Attend convention workshopsActive members have priority
Discounts on workshops
Join critique groups
Receive the Watermark newsletter
Receive exhibition catalogs
Borrow DVDs from the WSO library
Enter WSO exhibitions
Earn WSO Signature Status
Enter the WFWS annual exhibition
WSO voting privileges
Cost2023 dues: $50 per year
2024 dues (effective Oct. 1, 2023):
$ 75 per year
2023 dues: $35 per year
2024 dues (effective Oct. 1, 2023):
$ 50 per year
Join as Active
Join as Subscriber