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GAWA Membership

Global Association of Watercolor Artists (GAWA) provides five distinctive membership levels. It is a matter of pride to become a GAWA member as the membership levels are purely based on the level of expertise as an artist. All members of GAWA receives exclusive benefits depending upon their membership level. GAWA members are required to abide by the organization's guidelines and core values. Signature members, country leaders and GAWA directors are collectively termed as 'GAWA Leaders'.

GAWA Membership Levels

  1. Supporting Membership: Its a FREE membership. Any watercolor artist can be a supportive member of GAWA by simply registering into our website by providing name, e-mail address and password. A supporting member will have rights to view information listed in the GAWA library in a restricted manner, will receive e-newsletter from GAWA, can participate in workshops and demonstrations conducted during all GAWA events by paying a discounted fee. Supporting members will need to pay full entry fee for participating in any GAWA international open contest. Supporting members cannot participate in ‘members only’ contests held by the organization. More...
  2. Affiliate Membership: Membership fee applicable. A supporting member of GAWA can apply for an affiliate membership immediately after becoming a supporting member. Affiliate membership application will be juried and if the jury finds the applicant's work of high standards then the supporting member will be promoted to active membership level. An affiliate member will be listed in GAWA's website and can use most of the GAWA services free or by paying a nominal fee. More...
  3. Associate Membership: Membership fee applicable. GAWA associate membership is a prestigious position and requires the member to be an advanced watercolorist. An affiliate member of GAWA can apply for getting an ‘Associate Membership’ only after fulfilling few mandatory criterias. Associate membership application will be juried and if the jury team finds the applicant's works of outstanding standards then the affiliate member will be promoted to associate membership level. An associate member will enjoy all the services of GAWA free or by paying a nominal fee. More...
  4. Signature Membership: Membership fee applicable. Becoming a GAWA signature status is a highly prestigious position and requires the member to be an advanced watercolorist with highest level of technical skills. An affiliate member or an associate member of GAWA can apply for getting a ‘Signature Membership’. Signature membership application will be juried and if the jury team finds the applicant's works of outstanding standards then the applicant will be promoted to signature membership level. A signature member has lots of responsibilities being a GAWA leader and enjoys all the services of GAWA free of cost. For example, a signature members will not require paying any entry fees for participating in any GAWA internal or international contests which are open for signature members. More...
  5. Country Leader Membership: Membership fee applicable. Becoming a GAWA country leader is the most prestigious status among all membership types and requires the member be an advanced watercolorist along with having organizational and managerial skills. A signature member of GAWA can apply for getting a ‘Country head membership’ only after completing at least 12 months after getting a signature membership. A country leader is the GAWA's representative of his/her country has lots of responsibilities being a GAWA leader. A country leader enjoys all the services of GAWA free of cost and are required to perform jury duty for GAWA's contests. More...

Please note : More details regarding the benefits, roles and responsibilities about each membership level will be updated very soon.

How to register

GAWA membership is FREE till 31st Dec 2019 : GAWA is a newly formed organization and will take some time to provide its services in a consistent manner. For this reason, all member registrations will be absolutely FREE till 31st December 2019. 

Please note : Online membership registration process has not been commenced yet. The website will be updated shortly to facilitate the registration process. The registration fee and process of registration will be updated very soon.

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