Membership is open to anyone who is interested in water media. Members enjoy many benefits including member fees for workshops, artist demonstrations at monthly meetings, opportunity to participate in juried shows and community outreach, access to JWS library of art videos and books, and communication via newsletter, web site, and e-mail.

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of arts opportunities including eight (8) monthly meetings each with demonstrations and lectures by renowned and/or prominent local artists - providing support and arts education for the beginner to the professional, and two three-day water media workshops with nationally recognized artists, such as author/artist Marilyn Hughey Phillis, Sue Archer, author/artist David Dewey, collage artist Sherry O’Neill, Fran Larsen, Mary Ann Beckwith, Janet Rogers, John Salminen, David Daniels, George James, Cheng-Khee Chee, and Pat Weaver to name a few.

Membership also includes the opportunity to participate in two annual Juried Awards Exhibitions (work must be delivered to JWS we do not ship nor receive artwork via mail), and we strongly encourage volunteerism as well as Board involvement. The by-laws describe opportunities available and responsibilities of officers and committiees.  JWS is a wonderful way to meet and make new friends and network with an array of like-minded artists.

Our web site,, offers a members’ gallery, where you can view the works of some of our members, along with news of our meetings, workshops, shows, community outreach, calendar of events and our newsletter. For members without internet access, we will send the newsletter through the U.S. mail; a $5.00 donation is requested to defray the cost of printing and mailing.

Annual individual membership dues are $35 per year for individual memberships and $42 per year for family memberships and $20 per year for student memberships.  The dues are payable at the beginning of the JWS fiscal year, January 1st. To participate in the JWS shows and workshops, membership dues must be current. 

Click to download the JWS Membership Application Form. (PDF document)

A list of members is available on Members page.