John is a signature member of numerous prestigious art societies in the United States, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He is a member of the Jiangsu Watercolor Institute and of the Australian Watercolor Institute.
John has won more than 240 awards in national and international exhibitions, including the top awards multiple times in AWS, NWS, TWSA and AA. He was honored to receive the Pakistan Achievement Award with gold medal, the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Biennial Award and the Thailand Ministry of Culture and the Arts Award. He has been an invited artist in 39 watercolor exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, Singapore, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Belgium, England and Australia. His work is included in collections around the world.