What Does It Mean to be a DWS Artist Member?
Signature-level status is a valuable credential that gives additional importance to your stature as an artist. Artists who have achieved signature-level status may include the Delaware Watercolor Society’s initials after their signatures. This is a widely recognized, significant honor offered in most major art organizations. It denotes the highest level of artistic proficiency within DWS.
Artist level membership and its accompanying Signature status is a prized achievement that is earned only when an individual can produce a body of work that clearly demonstrates a high level of consistency in originality, creativity, applied theoretical knowledge, compositional skills, and technical competency in using transparent watercolor.
The Jury process occurs each year in October and April.
The next Application deadline is October 7, 2016 and the Jury date is October 15, 2016.
Associate members and non-members with a minimum of three years of experience painting in the watercolor medium who are able to show proof of selection into three (3) Fine Art Juried Exhibitions within the last five (5) years are eligible to apply for Artist member status in the Delaware Watercolor Society.
Proof of selection into prior juried exhibitions can be in the form of exhibition programs or a signed document from the sponsoring organization. It should be noted that a painting that has appeared in multiple juried shows can only be counted once. A different painting must have been selected in each of the three juried exhibitions. Documentation of each exhibition in which a painting was selected must include: the name and location of the exhibition, the juror’s name and credentials, the show sponsor, show dates, and name of artist and the title(s) his/her associated entries. A show program can serve as proof of participation. Open, non-juried and judged shows will not be considered in meeting this requirement.
Number of Applicants
There is no limit on number of applicants who may participate in each jury session. There is no limit on the number of applicants who may be accepted during each jury session.
Each applicant will submit:
No digitally created artwork may be submitted for consideration.
Requirements for Maintaining Artist Member Signature Status
Benefits of Artist Member Signature Status