membership information:

A Kentucky Watercolor Society membership is open to anyone with an interest in watercolor, regardless of experience. Membership includes quarterly newsletters, discounts on entry fees for KWS exhibits and workshops, full-color catalog of paintings from the KWS Aqueous National annual exhibit, and other benefits.

Membership in the KWS is open to both residents and non-residents of Kentucky who are interested in promoting the art of watercolor.

If you would like further information on The Kentucky Watercolor Society, please see our ABOUT page.


New member and renewing member dues are $50 per year.

Patron Memberships: Members who contribute $25 or more above the $50 dues. Name appears in Aqueous catalog as member sponsor (unless anonymity is requested).

Life Memberships are available for a one-time payment of $400.

Student Memberships are $15 per year for full-time students at accredited schools (must be 18+ years of age and provide student ID).

Corporate Memberships: $100

The membership year begins on January 1 and ends December 31.


Make check payable to “KWS” and mail to
P.O. BOX 7125
LOUISVILLE, KY 40257-0125

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Upon receipt of your check, we will confirm your membership by email. We are so excited to welcome you to the Kentucky Watercolor Society.
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