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Welcome to Baltimore Watercolor Society!

A MID-ATLANTIC ORGANIZATION OF WATERMEDIA ARTISTS

The Baltimore Watercolor Society was established in 1885 and is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission is to encourage, educate, and promote professional excellence in the creation and development of original works of art, executed in aqueous media. We offer our members many opportunities to exhibit their work and develop professionally.

You can verify our Non-Profit Status on the IRS Website.

Under the section "Tax Exempt Organization Search, in the Search By dropdown, select Organization Name. In the Search Term section, enter Baltimore Watercolor Society.

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Interested in Becoming a BWS Member?

Baltimore Watercolor Society has levels of artist membership and one type for keeping up on news about BWS and our Exhibits:

  • Associate Membership - available to anyone with payment of $25 dues.
  • Signature Artist Member - requires participation in a jurying event where four of your paintings are evaluated by the Executive Board. Jurying occurs in March and October of each year. Annual dues are $35.
  • Exhibit Visitor - Free membership available to anyone interested in reading the BWS Newsletter and learning about upcoming Exhibition Receptions.

Click on Membership Info to learn more and to apply for Associate membership. To apply for the next jurying event, visit Public Events and register for the next event.


Interactive Features of this Site

This site provides current members additional access to Members Only sections including. Be sure to log in to see these extra sections:

  • Member Events. In addition to public events, members can see members-only events after logging in.
  • Member Resources
  • Member Classified Ads
  • Membership renewal. To pay dues, log in and select "view profile."
  • Member Directory. Standard information is available to all visitors. Logged in members can see more information about fellow members.

Directions to Common Event Locations

Retrieve directions to places where BWS commonly holds events.

Upcoming events

Follow the Cab by Lois Wolford, 3rd Place in 2016 Hoffberger Exhibit
Locked In by Karen Norman, First Place Award in 2016 Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit
Parkville Winter by Joanna Barnum, 2nd Place Award in 2016 Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit
Make Yourself at Home by Charles Reiher, Honorable Mention in 2016 Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit
Mounted Water Sprite by Susan Avis Murphy, Honorable Mention in 2016 Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit
"Mesa Verde" by Jack Harding - 3rd Place Award at the HCAC Exhibit The Value of Three
"Fantasy Trees" by Wanda Hurt - Honorable Mention HCAC Exhibit The Value of Three
"Sarah Times Three" by Stephanie Lyon - First Place HCAC Exhibit The Value of Three
"Ladies Three" by Marilyn LeMay Patterson - 2nd Place Award HCAC Exhibit The Value of Three
"Alone Together" by Deb Cohan - Honorable Mention HCAC Exhibit The Value of Three
"Trey Missions" by Lois Wolford - Honorable Mention HCAC Exhibit The Value of Three
Gough Street by Lois Wolford - 1st Place in North Oak Exhibit 2017
Waiting by Deb Cohan - 2nd Place in North Oaks Exhibit 2017
My Sanctuary by Angela Lacey - 3rd Place in North Oaks Exhibit 2017
Gothic Reds by Marta Legeckis- Honorable Mention in North Oaks Exhibit 2017
Stripes and Roses by Diane Dunn, Honorable Mention in North Oaks Exhibit 2017

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