Send a $20.00 check with your completed membership form to Fairbanks Watercolor Society, PO Box 82536, Fairbanks, AK, 99708. Your membership will be good for a year.
No Experience Required!
The only criteria for membership is an interest in watercolor! Members of all skills levels are welcome to come, listen, learn, socialize, and appreciate art in general and watercolor in particular.
Benefits of membership in the Fairbanks Watercolor Society include:
Monthly Newsletters, Monthly Email Tickler (Reminder) of First Friday Shows and locations
The monthly newsletter, published throughout the year, includes information on workshops, opportunities to enter shows, contact information of members, details of upcoming programs, events, and demos, recognition of members' accomplishments, art tip, items for sale, and more. The newsletter can be received via e-mail or regular mail, and will be archived on the FWS web site.
Monthly Educational Meetings
Our meetings start with a short social time from 6:30 - 7:00 pm before the official meeting starts and usually include some great refreshments from members. Then any business or upcoming events are discussed in a casual and efficient manner. Most meetings include an educational component: a guest speaker, demo, or lesson relating to painting, new materials, marketing, photographing artwork, etc...
The meetings usually last 2 hours, and are held in the Blue Room, 3rd floor in Centennial Hall, Pioneer Park and are scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month.
Paint outs are held throughout the year, locations and times vary from month to month, and are announced in the newsletters and at the meetings. Some of which include:
- June meeting day, the Society’s annual solstice picnic. June 20, 2018 will be at Tanana Lakes
- Early June is the annual Design Alaska Wild Art Walk at Creamer’s Field. Date and time TBA
- July is at the Georgeson Botanical Garden on the UAF campus. Date and time TBA
- August is the Sandhill Crane Festival at Creamer’s Field and the date and time TBA
- September Labor Day Weekend Paint Out will be in Cantwell, exact dates TBA.
One or more workshops are offered each year, with accomplished local, regional and national instructors. These special events, which are open to the public, are advertised first to members. This is an important benefit as workshops have a limited enrollment. Workshops are usually open to all skill levels--beginner to advanced.
Entrance in Annual FWS Show
Members are invited to enter the FWS annual show held each year. Usually held in Spring at a local gallery.
Opportunities for Exhibiting and Marketing Art
Members are able to sign up for exhibiting and selling their art work at several locations during the year, some include:
Bear Gallery Gift Shop - FWS corner (all year)
The Woodway, College Rd. (winter months)
Expressions in Glass
Fairbanks Community Museum (Upstairs in the Co-Op Plaza)
Design Alaska Art Walk (June)
Annual All Members show held in the spring.