The Watercolor Society of Oregon is a non-profit 501(c)7 organization committed to furthering the interest of water media. The primary activities will be to hold exhibitions of Active Members’ work and to provide educational opportunities both for its members and others interested in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts.

  • WSO’s membership year runs from January 1 through December 31
  • You may join at any time
  • Those who join before October 1 will be members, but will not have their names included in the (already) printed Roster & Handbook for the remainder of the current calendar year
  • Those who join between October 1 and December 31 are considered paid until October 1 of the following year, and will be included in and receive the new Roster & Handbook after the first of the calendar year
  • WSO does not prorate the dues amount for mid-year membership (between January 1 and October 1)
  • The Active Member (show) submission deadline for the Spring Exhibition is February 1, and the Fall Exhibition deadline is August 1

Two Types of Membership: Active and Subscriber

Active Membership

  • Open to all Oregon residents
  • Yearly dues: $50
  • Benefits:
    • Twice yearly juried exhibitions and conventions
    • Twice yearly Exhibition Catalogs
    • Workshops at member rates
    • Critique Groups
    • Online Quarterly Watermark publications
    • Voting privileges

To become an Active Member:

Click this link to be redirected a simple form and pay the $50 membership dues.

  • You will be able to pay via PayPal using a credit card without opening a PayPal account.

Upgrade From Subscriber to Active Membership

  • Must be an Oregon resident

To upgrade to Active Membership:

Click this link to fill out the simple form and pay the $50 membership dues.

  • You will be able to pay via PayPal using a credit card without opening a PayPal account.

Subscriber Membership

  • Open to all persons residing in any state or country
  • Yearly dues: $35
  • Benefits:
    • Twice yearly conventions and workshops (Active Members are given first registration rights to some events)
    • Online Quarterly Watermark publications
    • Twice yearly Exhibition Catalogs

To apply for Subscriber Membership:

Click on this link to fill out the simple form and pay the $35 subscriber membership dues.

  • You will be able to pay via PayPal using a credit card without opening a PayPal account.