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Benefits of Joining

Great opportunity for All San Miguel Watercolor Artists to gain worldwide exposure.


Join the IWS at Galería San Francisco and become a member of a Global Art Network


Make art!  Meet fellow artists!  Join the San Miguel community of artists!


Galeria San Francisco, located in the popular Fabrica La Aurora, is pleased to announce they have been recognized as an institutional member of the International Watercolor and Global Art Society (IWS). 


The San Miguel de Allende affiliate is a membership organization offering more than a dozen benefits including discounts on Galeria purchases, events, activities for members, liaisons with other branches of the IWS around the world and more. 

IWS San Miguel presents artists the opportunities to grow as an artist, meet other painters, get announcements of international competitions and exhibitions, etc.


The annual membership fee of $35 USD includes the following additional benefits:

  • Opportunity to participate in two juried exhibits a year at the Galeria. (Galeria takes 40% of any sales)

  • Membership party at the Galeria spring 2022

  • 10% discount on the following offered at the Galeria:  guest speakers and demonstrations, workshops and classes, fine art purchases, art supplies

  • Invitations to various informal outings and art groups such as monthly plein air and accordion journaling

  • Liaison with international events, competitions and offerings through International Watercolor Society (IWS)

  • Opportunity to be featured as Guest Artist of the month at the Galeria

  • Priority notice for all visiting artists workshops at the Galeria

  • San Miguel IWS Facebook page where members can display and sell their work (Galeria receives 40% commission)



Upcoming activities FREE for members only- art, fellowship and fun

Immediately on the horizon for members is the creation of a plein air watercolor group. We will meet monthly starting in November at accessible locations around San Miguel. This activity is included in your membership. Contact Linda Whynman for details of time and place: 


Members are also invited to join an accordion journaling group forming later this year. Explore the particularities of this format with fellow journal keepers via Zoom. Contact Lorie Topinka for details: 


We are currently accepting members . Contact Linda Whynman to join:  And, finally, be part of an exciting National Plein Air Festival planned for Fall 2022.

Get in touch with us today!  We’re looking forward to painting with you. Payment for membership may be made to PayPal

If interested in joining the IWS-SMA, contact

Linda Whynman at:

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