Become a Member of the San Diego Watercolor Society

The San Diego Watercolor Society membership is a unique oppportunity for artists and art appreciators to participate in a variety of art activities and opportunites. If you are interested in the many exciting member benefits listed below, we hope you will consider becoming a member today.


For brand new members


If you already have an account with SDWS as a Registered Non-Member, you do not need to create a new account. You simply log in to your existing account and click upgrade on your account page.


To renew your membership, log in to your account and renew from the Member Home page link.

Looking for the MEMBER HOME page? Now located in the top right corner of your page as "YOUR NAME's ACCOUNT" or at the bottom of the drop down MENU if viewing from a smaller screen.

Member Benefits

  • Monthly Meetings: Attend monthly general meetings with a featured artist demonstation. 
  • Library: Borrow books and DVDs from the Eunice Porte Library
  • Enter Exhibitions: (fees apply)
    • Annual San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition
    • Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Society Exhibition 
    • Annual San Diego Watercolor Society Plein Air Exhibition
    • Monthly Member Exhibitions
    • Quarterly MyPoint Credit Union Exhibitions
  • Sell Your Art: All accepted paintings are available for sale in the gallery and online. In addition, artist may sell greeting cards in the gallery. (commission applies)
  • Exposure: Artists may provide a link to their website which is available on our website.
  • Merchant Discounts: SDWS has relationships with a number of local vendors of interest to artists in San Diego. Special discounts available at the following merchants: American Frame, Artist & Craftsman Supply, The Art Stash, CMI Moulding, Compos Photography, Da Vinci Paint, Dick Blick Art Materials, East West Art & Frame, Nainsook Framing + Art, Valley Moulding & Frame, International Artist Magazine. *Discounts subject to change.
  • Worshops Discounts: Receive a discount on all Premier & Weekend workshops
  • Painting Events: Take advantage of numerous Paintout & Life Drawing (fees apply) events
  • Volunteer: Get involved and share your talents with our organization. There are many fun and interesting ways to volunteer at the gallery.

View Member-Only Resources on your account page. After logging in, click "YOUR NAME's ACCOUNT" in the top right coner of the website or at the bottom of the drop down MENU if viewing from a smaller screen.

Membership Cost

The San Diego Watercolor Society Membership year is from October 1st - September 30th.

  • Individual: $95 annually  (age 26+)
  • Individual half year, April-August 1 (first time member only):  $60
  • Associate: $40 annually (age 16-25)
  • Family: See below

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP is defined as 2 people who share the same domicile and shall pay $142.50 for both members. Family members in good standing will be entitled to cast one vote per membership with respect to those matters submitted to the membership for action or approval. If you wish to join with a Family Membership, please email This transaction cannot be done on our website.

NOTE: New members joining August 1 or later will have their membership applied to the next membership year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE to read through our most frequently asked questions!