Now open for applications
Royal Watercolour Society artists are elected on merit by the current Membership - a tradition dating back to the Society’s foundation over 200 years ago. Any professional artist working in water-based media may apply. Our Members’ work is extremely varied, both in style and subject matter, and includes paintings in gouache, acrylic, pen and ink and watercolour mixed media on paper.
If elected, you will enjoy full Membership benefits, including four major group exhibitions at Bankside Gallery each year, as well as other opportunities to exhibit in external exhibitions (recent collaborations have been with the Royal Albert Hall, the RHS and the Globe). Your work will be publicised through the Society’s website, and there are opportunities to run courses, have your work used for publicity, on merchandise, and to become involved in Society events.
Before applying for election, we highly recommend entering your work into the Contemporary Watercolour Competition. Now open for submissions here.