Has your address, phone number or email address changed?

Please notify:

Tom Sorrell
Sylvania, Ohio         (419) 902-8564


The fiscal year for the OWS is October 1 - September 30. Renewal invoices are sent in late August and payment is due October 1. Membership privileges are valid from October 1 until September 30 of the following year.

For the current year, dues paid between now and March 1, 2021 entitle a member to submit one entry free of charge to
Watercolor Ohio 2021 and to enjoy membership privileges through September 30, 2021.

Membership entitles a person to receive one entry free of charge to the annual juried exhibition, a copy of the exhibition catalog, and all mailings—including the quarterly newsletter—which contains interesting and informative articles. It also entitles members to a discount on any classes or workshops offered by OWS and to receive special preview invitations to all OWS events.

All OWS EXHIBITIONS, exhibition catalogs, quarterly newsletters and other programs are funded by membership dues, donations from businesses, the private sector, various foundations, and the Ohio Arts Council, which expends state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

FYI: Membership Dues

It can take some time before your check clears because they are sent in batches to the Treasurer (sometimes weeks apart) and then consolidated for deposit.

If you cannot remember if you paid your dues and your bank hasn't received your cancelled check, email Tom Sorrell ( to see if your dues have been paid before sending another check.