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Lake Superior Watercolor Society (LSWS)
Membership Application
Revised January 18, 2024

Thank you for your interest in joining the Lake Superior Watercolor Society (LSWS)

About LSWS: LSWS was formed in 1982 with a mission to promote the development and appreciation of watercolor painting in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our members include watercolorists from the Twin Ports Area and beyond. Member meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm during September-May (no meeting in December) at Vineyard Church, 1533 W. Arrowhead Road, Duluth – . Membership dues are $30/year.

LSWS relies on member volunteers to manage and support the organization and its mission. There are a variety of ways members support LSWS: 1) attend monthly meetings and bring art for critique; 2) demonstrate or explain a new technique at member meetings; 2) enter artwork in LSWS art shows or in personal shows; 3) become an LSWS board member or serve on a committee. (Note: members must attend at least two member meetings in the past 12 months to be eligible to participate in member artshows. Special circumstances can be discussed.)

There are many reasons to join LSWS including the opportunity to meet other artists and share ideas. Additionally, members are offered a personal page on the LSWS webpage to display their art, provide
an artist’s statement, and link to their own personal webpage or social media site.

About the Membership Application Process: New member applications for LSWS are accepted each year during the month of March. New members are chosen by secret vote of active members who attend the April member meeting. At that meeting the applicant’s art is critiqued (juried process) and a secret vote cast.

The response deadline to be considered for membership to LSWS is March 31, 2024. If you are interested in applying for membership, please review the application on the following page and provide the information requested. Send your response to the Membership Committee using this address

Upon receipt of your application you will be contacted by a member of the LSWS Membership Committee who will answer your questions and assign a Member Sponsor. If you have questions before or while you are completing the application, we will be happy to help. The membership committee includes Sarah Archbold, Anita Gille and Marj Stalker and can be reached at the email mentioned above.
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