Become an Elected Member

Our Application Information, Forms and FAQ documents are available for your review and consideration.

Should you have any questions on these documents or the process of applying for membership, please email the office of the CSPWC. Email: info@cspwc.ca

Benefits of membership:

  • The artist joins a select group of professional water colourists, and gains camaraderie and support from peers.
  • Elected members may use the initials CSPWC after their name.
  • The artist is eligible to enter Members’ Exhibitions and participate in national and international opportunities.
  • Invitations to all openings.
  • Invitations to special events and gatherings for members and associates.
  • Advance notice of online workshops and demonstrations.
  • Membership discounts on registration fees for online workshops and demonstrations.
  • Membership discount on registration fee for the CSPWC symposium.
  • Reduced entry fees to our open juried exhibitions.
  • Subscription to the CSPWC newsletter.

There are two ways of becoming an elected member:

  • Artists who have work accepted into THREE of our annual open juried exhibitions in a ten year period and who exhibit a proficiency in the use of transparent watercolour will be offered membership.
  • Applicants may submit a portfolio of digital images to a national Membership Committee who will approve artists for membership. There is one deadline a year for applications.

Want to find out more about becoming a member? Click on the topics below for more instructions on Elected Membership to CSPWC.

Download the Guide to Elected Membership Application (updated 08’22)

Have a question? Download our FAQ here

Download the application for Elected Membership here – The deadline for 2023 has been extended to November 30th!

New member application Fee is $50 payable through the ‘Add to Cart’ link below. The deadline for 2023 has been EXTENDED to November 30 th

Should you have any questions on these documents or the process of applying for membership, please email the office of the CSPWC. Email: info@cspwc.ca

related: Become an Associate Member