Become a member of Northern Plains Watercolor Society

We welcome new members at all levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced, as we believe we all have something to share – no matter what level of artist. Our annual membership dues are $25.

Our society encourages participation, learning, networking, and making great friends in a fun, creative environment.

We host quarterly meetings, demos, workshops, and an annual show for our members. We have started a card making social group, and a monthly artist challenge to further our creative journey. We would invite you to join us!

Requirements for a signature membership: To have received two awards within a five-year period and to keep one’s membership current. A non-signature member may also work toward signature status by receiving one of the following during the annual show: Juror’s Award, Merit Award, Honorable Mention.

 

Membership benefits:

  • Discounted rates for workshops
  • Guest speakers and programs about the making and marketing of art – Our quarterly programs at member meetings include professional artists, gallery owners, arts educators, and others related to the visual arts.
  • Art shows – NPWS features an end-of-summer annual show and sale.  Members are represented in fine galleries, local businesses, art fairs in and out of our area. And, there are occasional local exhibiting opportunities for non-juried shows.
  • All artist levels welcome – beginning, intermediate, and advanced. We believe we all have something to share – no matter what our skill level. We are a community of artists supporting and encouraging each other!
  • Become a Signature member – Requirements are to have received two awards within a five-year period and maintaining consecutive, current membership current. A non-signature member may also work toward signature status by receiving one of the following during the annual show: Juror’s Award, Merit Award, Honorable Mention
  • Artists of the Month – A friendly virtual exhibit of featured NPWS artists. Let your work be seen (and sold?!)
  • Educational opportunities – Workshops, classes and demonstrations by professional artists and art instructors at special rates
  • Social events and networking opportunities – We know that being an artist can be a lonely business. NPWS provides social events such as monthly card making events that also stretch your creative brain — for artful FUN!
  • Members-only Facebook – page to share your painting and for society members’ helpful critique. The Facebook page also issues fun, educational art challenges in which you can participate !
  • NPWS Newsletter – detailing artful news within the society and around the area.
  • Quarterly meetings
  • Community outreach – supports and encourages watercolor skill development with area youth.
  • Community of artists supporting and encouraging each other

If you prefer to mail in a physical form and check, print out the form below and mail it with a check to:

Northern Plains Watercolor Society P.O. Box 849 Rapid City, SD 57709-0849