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Baltimore Watercolor Society
 

Welcome to the Baltimore Watercolor Society membership management site!


Established in 1885, 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. 


Interested in Becoming a BWS Member?
Baltimore Watercolor Society has 2 levels of membership:
  • Associate Membership - available to anyone with payment of $20 dues
  • Signature Artist Member - requires participation in a jurying event where 4 of your paintings are evaluated by the Executive Board.  Jurying occurs in March and October of each year. Annual dues are $30.
Click on "Join Us" in the left column to learn more and to apply for Associate membership.  To apply for the next jurying event, click on "Public Events" and register for the next event.

Click on BWS Image Gallery 
to see larger images of exhibit winners 

Nancy M. Stark's "Old REO" The Mid-Atlantic BWS Gold Medal
Denny Bond's "If Life Gives You Lemons" The Mid-Atlantic BWS Waterworks Silver Medal
Yachiyo Beck' s "Pomegranate in Shadows" The Mid-Atlantic BWS Bronze Medal
James Maria's "The Ascension of St Thomas" The Mid-Atlantic Cheap Joes Art Stuff Award
John C. Bierley's "Good for Parts" The Mid-Atlantic Colson Art Printing Award
Lois A. Wolford's "Cold Day in the Big Apple" The Mid-Atlantic Jack Richeson, H K Holbein, and Plaza Art Materials Award
Rosa Vera's "Lotus Landscape", First Prize in Brookside Garden Exhibition 2014
Marilyn J LeMay Patterson's "Persimmons Plus", Second Prize in Brookside Garden Exhibition 2014
JoAnne Ramsey's "Dutch Market", Third Prize in Brookside Garden Exhibition 2014
Karen Norman's "Another Dimension" Honorable Mention in Brookside Garden Exhibition 2014
Jack Harding's "Hot House 5" Honorable Mention in Brookside Garden Exhibition 2014
First Place Award:"Back Country" by William Jaeger
Second Place Award:"Heading Home, Beijng" by Susan Avis Murphy
Third Place Award:"Morning in NYC" by April M. Rimpo
1st Place Award to Sharon A Green for "The Letter"
2nd Place Award to Michael Bignell for "Washing Meander"
3rd Place Award to Skip Lawrence for "Red, White, Black"
Honorable Mention to Joan Tarbell Plato for "A Place to Be"
Honorable Mention to Al Bishop for "Ten Koi"
Honorable Mention to Mimi Hegler for "On the Wings of Spring"
Marilyn J LeMay Patterson's "World Birthing" First Place Award in Liriodendron Exhibition 2014
Jim Kuhlman's "Blank Canvas" Second Place Award in Liriodendron Exhibition 2014
Germaine Hughes' "Day by Day", Third Place Award in Liriodendron Exhibition 2014
Mick Williams' "Blossoms Over the Fountain" Honorable Mention in Liriodendron Exhibition 2014
Louanne Van Fossen's "Morning Glory" Honorable Mention in Liriodendron Exhibition 2014
"Hitting the Boards" by Lois Wolford, First Place award in Ocean City Exhibition 2014
"The Beach" by April M. Rimpo, Second Place award in Ocean City Exhibition 2014
"Key in Red" by Karen Norman, Third Place award in Ocean City Exhibition 2014
"Parisian Manikin" by Valerie Anderson, Honorable Mention in Ocean City Exhibition 2014
"Touch of Red" by Barbara Zuehike, Honorable Mention in Ocean City Exhibition 2014
"Cultural Clash" by Nancy Thomas, Honorable Mention in Ocean City Exhibition 2014
1st Place Award: "Clementines" by Karen Norman
2nd Place Award: "The Retired Toolmaker" by Susan Avis Murphy
3rd Place Award: "Early Autumn" by Carolyn Councell
Honorable Mention: "Red Berries" by Kay Sandler
Honorable Mention: "Great Fall Rock Formation" by Al Bishop
Honorable Mention: "The Awakening" by Janet Epstein
Second Place Award at Zoll Studio Exhibit: Susan Avis Murphy for "One Too Many"
First Place award at Zoll Studio Exhibit: Lois Wolford for "Sneak Peek"
Honorable Mention at Zoll Studio Exhibit: Nancy W Brown for "Short Order"
Honorable Mention at Zoll Studio Exhibit: Kathryn Grill Hoeppel for "The Presidents Chairs"
Honorable Mention at Zoll Studio Exhibit: Al Bishop for "Windows"

Upcoming events

27 Apr 2015 10:00 AM • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
28 Apr 2015 7:00 PM • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
06 May 2015 6:30 PM • Turf Valley, Wedgewood Room, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
09 May 2015 10:00 AM • Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
02 Jun 2015 10:00 AM • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
03 Jun 2015 • BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD 20874
03 Jun 2015 7:00 PM • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
27 Jun 2015 10:00 AM • Stevenson Farm, Baltimore Co
05 Sep 2015 10:00 AM • Baltimore Agricultural Center
19 Oct 2015 10:00 AM • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
Interactive Features of 
this Site

This site provides current members access to:
  • Member Directory - Is available via the link in the left column.  Log-in first to see more information about your fellow members than is available to the public.
  • Public and Member-only Event Calendars
    • Log-in required for Member-only events
    • You can pay online using credit cards or  or mail a check to the event organizer
  • Renew your membership - To pay your dues, select ‘view profile’ after you have logged on.



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