Applying for Full Membership

BENEFITS
  • Gallery representation;

  • A solo show every 14-22 months;

  • Group shows one to two times per year, as the show schedule permits;

  • One piece of art in the Gallery’s Members’ area when solo shows are held by other members;

  • Display bin art (almost) every month;

  • Low Gallery commission rate (Gallery receives 20% of the sale);

  • Gallery website listing with 9-12 images, artist's bio or statement, and a link to your personal website;

  • Notebook portfolio in the Gallery;

  • Publicity provided monthly through press, email blasts, and Facebook;

  • Participation in other off-site exhibit opportunities as arranged by the Gallery;

  • Voting on Gallery decisions during Members’ meetings; and

  • Participating in a community of supportive artists.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Dues. $620/year payable quarterly or semi-annually. If a Member fails to pay dues during the month that dues are to be paid, that Member’s work may not be hung until the month after payment is received;

  • Processing fee. When a Full Member candidate is juried in, that new Member must pay a one-time $100 processing fee at the time the new Member pays his or her Membership dues. This fee is non-refundable;

  • Gallery sitting. Members are required to Gallery sit at least three times a calendar quarter. The sitting schedule is prepared quarterly taking into account each Member’s preferences. Number of gallery sitting shifts may fluctuate depending upon the number of Full Members and may require an additional sit date during the quarter. Members may elect to sit more frequently during their solo shows, but they still must meet their quarterly sitting obligation;

  • Member’s Monthly meetings. Attendance at monthly members meetings held at 10am on the last Sunday of the month;

  • Committee service. Members must serve and participate actively on at least one committee take responsibility for a job(s) on that committee. Members also must perform reception duty at two Gallery openings a year (not including your solo show opening);

  • General participation. Members are expected to participate in Gallery activities, attend openings, and contribute to marketing efforts by, among other things, posting on social media, distributing cards for group shows; and

  • Computer skills. The Gallery uses the computer to communicate through various means, including email and other online tools. Members are expected to have computer skills to perform those duties; 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Full Member candidates will be evaluated by Gallery Members in a two-step process.

 

STEP ONE

  • Fill out the Full Member online application below;

  • Type or copy and paste a resume into the form. You also may include an artist’s statement;

  • Email 8-10 images of artwork illustrating your artistic expertise in jpg format to tagfrederick@gmail.com. Each jpg should be 1 MB or less;  

  • Type or copy and paste a description of the 8-10 jpgs, listing for each image its title, size, and medium information. You also may include a link to your website if you have one;

  • and Click on the “Send” button.

 

STEP TWO

  • If invited to jury, you will need to bring original works of art to a Members’ meeting and will have the opportunity to discuss your work with the Membership. To qualify for Full Membership, a majority “yes” vote is required. In general, you will be notified of this decision by telephone.

  • New members are accepted on a three-month trial basis, with the decision for permanent membership resting with the Gallery and the new Member. During this time, Gallery members and the new Members will evaluate whether Gallery membership works for all concerned parties.

 

QUESTIONS?

Email: tagfrederick@gmail.com or call the gallery at 301-696-8187 during business hours

 

FULL MEMBER APPLICATION

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