New or renewing members please click HERE to fill out an online application form with payment by credit card. To pay by check, please print out the attached FORM and mail it with your check to SAWG, 5605 E. River RD, Ste 131, Tucson, AZ 85750-1900
The Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild has five classes of permanent membership:
Honorary members shall be invited to membership by the President subject to Board approval. These persons have either made an exceptional contribution to SAWG and/or the community in the advancement of watercolor, or be a watercolorist of outstanding talent and recognition. They pay no dues, initiation fee or assessments. Past Presidents of the Guild are automatically invited to become honorary members at the conclusion of their term of office. They are expected to donate 12 hours per year to Guild work or provide other support.
These are members who are not painters, but who want to support the Guild and its activities. They are expected to devote 12 hours per year to Guild committee work or provide support in other areas. They may attend meetings but may not vote or hold office.
These members are invited to membership by the President subject to Board approval. They need not be watercolorists, but should have an active interest in the arts and in furthering the cultural and educational objectives of SAWG. They shall have made a significant contribution (usually financial) to the Guild. They pay no dues, initiation fee or assessments.
Those members with dues paid current. Active members are eligible to vote and to enter SAWG- -sponsored shows, and to hold office. They are expected to devote 12 hours per year to Guild committee work or provide support in some other way.
Those members with current dues paid and who have had 2 paintings accepted into a SAWG-designated juried show. Juried members are expected to devote 12 hours per year to Guild committee work.
To download a Juried Status application, click HERE.
To apply online for Juried Status, click HERE
This category of membership is limited to juried members whose work has been accepted in at least five shows designated by the Board as signature shows. Signature members are entitled to add the initials S.A.W.G. following their signature on their paintings. They are expected to give 12 hours per year to Guild work.
Click HERE for the Signature Status Form.
To apply online for Signature Status, click HERE.
This status is earned by a Signature Member who is accepted into five additional juried shows; at least one of these five must be from either the American Watercolor Society (AWS) or the National Watercolor Society(NWS), and four may be additional SAWG-designated juried shows. A Saguaro Fellow shall have all the rights, privileges, and obligations of a Signature Member.