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Watercolor Society


Join our society as an individual and you will be added to our email list, get updates on workshop information, meetings and area shows, gain access to our Zoom Workshops and recordings and much more.

Why Become a WSST Member?

Join the Watercolor Society of South Texas to connect with likeminded and inspirational artists from around the world.

Membership Benefits

Your $35/year membership grants unlimited access to our archived video tutorials and content, community events, Sunday paintalongs, and more as long as you have an active membership.

Cancel Anytime

There is no committment. You can cancel your membership anytime.

100+ Hours of Video Content

Enjoy hundreds of hours of archived video content and tutorials.

Access to World Renown Artist Workshops

We welcome work renown watercolor artists to our workshops so our students can learn from the best.

Learn & Grow Through Each Other

We are a community first and foremost and strive to learn and grow from each other.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is WSST strictly a transparent watercolor organization?

Not at all. The WSST welcomes all forms of water media; watercolor and acrylic as long as watercolor paper, yupo (a plastic paper) and board is used. Our prospectus will is available on our website.

Do I have to be a professional artist to join?

No, the WSST is open to all levels of experience. We encourage beginners and students to join to take advantage of all the workshops, demonstrations, paint-outs, and an annual member’s exhibition.

Does SWS have a communications system to keep members informed?

The WSST provides a quarterly NEWSLETTER which can be accessed on our NEWSLETTER page. As a member, you will be placed on a mass email list for updates and other information.

Do you have to be invited by a WSST member to join?

No. Anyone that paints in water media is eligible to be a member as long as a $35 annual (individual) membership fee is paid.

Is there a waiting period of WSST membership before you can enter the Member show?

No, you can join, pay your membership and enter all in the same process. And you can do this on our convenient on-line entry process, even pay with PayPal or credit card. A PO Box mailing address is also provided which is located on our JOIN page.

Does WSST have a Signature recognition program:

Yes, there are several ways to achieve signature status with the WSST. If you are awarded a total of (5) awards of distinction at our annual members show, you can gain signature status through the WSST. Each award is consider a ‘point’.

We also recognize awards and acceptance honored by the SWS. By being accepted to five (5) SWS (Southwestern Watercolor Society) juried/sponsored shows you can earn SWS and WSST Signature Status.

There is no time limit to achieve signature status. Each award is recognized at a point either from the WSST or the SWS. In 2020, we will recognize all awards given from 2010-2019 towards signature status. If you have 5 ‘points’, you can petition the board for review of signature status.


We offer two pricing options that grant access to the same content and benefits of our growing society. The only difference is your payment schedule. When you pay for the year upfront, you save $25.

Monthly Membership

Gain access to our virtual content, educational workshops, and more for just $5 a month.


Annual Membership

Save $25 when you join the Watercolor Society of South Texas with an annual membership.


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