Membership Categories

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Active Member

All watercolor painters maintaining primary residence in the State of Idaho are eligible to become active members of the Society.  In order to retain active status, a member must be current on dues and enter work in a Society sponsored show at least once every three years (includes open shows).  Active members shall have full voting privileges and shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. Any active IWS member who moves out of the state may continue to be a member of IWS so long as such member pays their dues annually and maintains their full, active member status.  A Dual IWS and Plein Air Painters of Idaho (PAPI) membership is also available.

Donor Member

Open to any person interested in financially supporting the promotion of aqua media.

Honorary Member

The Board of Directors may grant honorary membership in the Society to any person who has made a significant contribution to the Society.  Such members shall not have voting rights and shall not be eligible for election to any office of the Society.  Honorary members need not pay Society dues.

Associate Member

Associate membership is open to Idaho residents and non-residents. Only Associate members who maintain a primary residence in Idaho shall have voting rights and shall be eligible for election to a Board position other than President and Vice President. There are no exhibition requirements for this membership. Associate members may enter only regional or statewide open (non-juried) shows.

Affiliate Member

Any non-painter interested in helping with the administration of the IWS on a volunteer basis may become an affiliate member and shall not have to pay dues.  Affiliate members do not have voting privileges

Full-time Student Member

This membership designation is open to any student wishing to belong to the Idaho Watercolor Society. Cost of this membership is $15 and entitles the member to participate in all privileges of active membership as long as full-time student status is maintained.