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Interested in Membership?

To promote art by women successfully, you must have wonderful work to promote. An art group cannot be everything to everybody. WAOW bylaws request that our 2D members paintings be executed in - but not limited to - the mediums oil, acrylic, watercolor, casein, tempera, and pastel.  3D, sculpture, is to be executed in - but not limited to - the mediums of wood, metal, stone and clay.

​The Board of Directors makes the final definition as to subject, medium, originality and suitability of work submitted for jurying.

Note: It takes a village to make an art organization run smoothy and successfully. We request that a woman planning to apply has the mindset of a team player, has access to email and has her own professional art website. As in many aspects of life, membership in WAOW gives back according to effort expended.

Benefits of WAOW Membership
  1. Prestige. This is one of the few national art organizations that require a 100% juried membership. Attaining membership is an honor in itself.

  2. Discounted advertising opportunities for all members.

  3. Regular online shows with awards (the first national arts group to do so).

  4. Annual Juried show opportunity with awards and prizes as well as scheduled activities.

  5. Online group help with questions and conversations, etc.

  6. Signature and master signature levels, all attained by performance in one’s medium as well as working for the organization.

  7. Supportive members on all levels.

  8. Quarterly email newsletter.

  9. Scholarship and education program.

  10. Facebook presence. facebook

  11. Open to all traditional art mediums.

  12. As the oldest national Women Artists organization, this group is sensitive to women artists’ issues.

  13. 300 plus member range.

How to Become a Member

Click this LINK for application information. Download the PDF or word document,  fill it out and email it to Jury Process Administrator, Margaret Drake (  Pay your processing fee of $35 via the PayPal button below:








You will be notified of the jury decision within two to three weeks of the close of the membership calls, depending on which quarter you submit your application in: 

January to March 30

April to June 30

July to September 30 

October to December 31

If you are accepted into WAOW, you are not a full associate until you have paid your dues. For dues Payment Options once accepted, See below.

We appreciate your interest in WAOW membership. Please email our Jury Process Administrator, Margaret Drake ( your completed application and questions regarding membership.

Dues Payment Options

You may pay your dues by check to the accountant or by the PayPal button below.

If you are juried in in the Spring call, you will pay dues for the current year. If juried in in the Fall, your dues will be for the following year.  After the initial year everyone is billed annually in November.

By check, please make the check to WAOW and mail to:


Don Pedersen, 17648 Fan Palm Lane, Riverside, CA 92503-7044


ACCEPTED MEMBERS ONLY: You can pay your 2024 dues after being invoiced in November by PayPal button.  Dues payment is now extended to January 31, 2024. 

New Member Prorated Dues for April 2024 ($63.75)

Associate Members ($85.00)

How to Get the Most From Your Membership

Get involved, get involved, and get involved! Volunteer in any way you can in WAOW. Join in on the online conversations. Take advantage of WAOW online presence opportunities such as online shows or submitting news to our Facebook Head. There are so many valuables in this organization. Go for the gold!

Donna Merchant-Crooks

WAOW Membership Chair or 970-903-3405

Signature Members ($120.00)

Master Members ($120.00)

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