Supporting SDWS

Since being founded in 1965, SDWS has grown to become one of the premier watermedia organizations in the nation. It enriches the arts in San Diego and throughout the world through programming that includes an acclaimed annual International Exhibition, juried monthly Member Exhibitions, and art classes for school children and seniors. In addition, SDWS recruits nationally renowned artists to teach beginning through advanced painting classes and provide painting demonstrations.

SDWS Donations Are Tax-Deductible

SDWS's status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization   means that your donation can be deducted from your income for state and federal income taxes. (Your tax advisor should be consulted.)

Donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged within 30 days. At the end of the calendar year, all of your donations during the year will be tallied, and donations over $25 will receive a letter by mid-February to verify your tax deduction.


Save on 2018 Taxes!!!

Rollover IRA $$$ to SDWS & help sustain our gallery and programs!

Ask your IRA trustee to mail a check payable directly to SDWS. We are an IRSA-eligible non-profit with Federal Tax ID 95-3153264. The money will not be taxed, will not count as income, and will count as part of your annual minimum required distribution if you're 70.5 years or above. (Your gift would not also qualifiy for a charitable deduction.)

Please mail your check to:

SDWS Development
2825 Dewey Road, Studio 105
San Diego, CA 92106

Painting the Bell Jar by Mel Lacki

Painting the Bell Jar by Mel Lacki


Donor Benefits

Benefit categories are based on two criteria.

1. During a calendar year:  An individual’s total donations.

Additionally, for a single contribution of $1,000 or more the donor
will receive a 
15% discount on the purchase of a painting.

2. Over the years:  The total of an individual’s donations since SDWS established its database.  Total contributions will be tallied at the end of each calendar year. Over time, an individual may eventually contribute enough to move from a lower category to a higher category. Donors with "lifetime" contributions of $500 and above will be recognized (with permission) at the SDWS Gallery on the "Lifetime Giving" display and on the SDWS website.

"Lifetime" Donation categories are as follows: