Benefits & Application

Wickford Art Association Annual Membership
July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Download 2018 - 2019 Membership Application

Renew online, by mail, by phone or in the gallery.
WAA memberships begin on July 1, 2018 and expire on June 30, 2019.
Membership will be considered cancelled if dues are not current by September 1, 2018.

Membership Levels and Dues:

Student Member (SM): $20
Reduced Rate applies to a student with a current student I.D.
WAA helps to develop aspiring young artists with our annual Scholarship Program for Rhode Island's public high school seniors going to college.
• Opportunity to enter the annual Members Show
• Discounts on open juried show registration fees

Patron of the Arts: Select your level of support below or on our membership application.
A non-artist membership for individuals who want to distinguish themselves as supporters of the arts and Wickford Art Association.
• Invitations to all openings and special events.
• Monthly newsletter and calendar of events.
• Opportunity to meet practicing artists in the community.
• Discounts on classes and workshops.


General Artist Member (GAM): $50
All new artist members must join as a General Artist Member. 

Non-juried artist members enjoy the following benefits.
• The opportunity to become a Juried Artist Member after 6 months (see below).
• Participation in the annual Members Show.
• Discounts on open, juried show registration fees.
• Discounts on WAA classes and workshops.
• Application fee discount on a booth at the Wickford Art Festival.
• Membership into the Photographic Arts Group and Artists Collaborative is included at no extra cost in this General Membership Level.

After 6 months of WAA General Artist Membership in good standing, artists may apply to become a Juried Artist Member by submitting 5 original and recent works of art for judging by a jury of 3 current juried members. The next panel is November 13, 2018 (see below). Membership dues must be up to date as of May 1, 2018 and current for 2018-2019 for the November 13, 2018 panel.
Note: General Artist Members should not pay for a JAM until notified by WAA that the jury panel has accepted you. If you are unsure of your status, please contact WAA before renewing. Thanks!











Juried Artist Member (JAM) - $60
All new artist members must join as a General Artist Member (see above). 
Artists who have attained the distinction of Wickford Art Association's Juried Artist Member will receive the additional benefits with their annual membership:

• Eligible to be included in a Juried Artist Member Invitational Show in the gallery.
• Eligible to submit 4 pieces of art for sale in the gallery's browse bins.
• Eligible to submit up to 20 original greeting cards for sale in the gallery.
• Direct link from WAA website to Juried Artist Member's website.
• Artist's biography/statement featured in the association's member reference book.
• The opportunity to display and sell artwork at offsite locations.
• Eligible for Featured Juried Artist of Month

N
ote: General Artist Members should not pay for a JAM until notified by WAA that the jury panel has accepted you. If you are unsure of your status, please contact WAA before renewing. Thank you!


Next Juried Artist Membership Panel: November 13, 2018
After 6 months of WAA General Artist Membership in good standing and current with membership dues, artist-members may apply to become a Juried Artist Member by submitting 5 original and recent works of art for  jury by panel. The next JAM Panel will occur on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Work must be collected on Wednesday, November 14th - see application for complete details.

Download the Juried Artist Member Application 2018 then call the gallery at 401-294-6840 to reserve your space.

Please note that as of December 31, 2017, WAA has returned to JAM by jury panel. Wickford Art Association no longer uses the method of attaining Juried Artist Membership by being accepted into four juried WAA shows.

Life Member (LM) - $0
Life Members have been granted an honorary life membership as voted by the WAA Board of Directors for their service to WAA and the arts.
• Life members receive all the benefits of a Juried Artist Member.


FOR NEW MEMBERS ONLY:
A New General Artist Member joining between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 will pay $50 in dues.
A New General Artist Member joining between January 1 and March 31, 2019 will pay $25 for the remainder of that membership term.
A New General Artist Member joining after April 1, 2019 will be considered paid in full ($50) for the next full membership term (2019 - 2020).

Renew online, by mail, by phone or in the gallery.
WAA memberships begin on July 1st and expire on June 30th. Membership will be considered cancelled if dues are not up to date by September 1, 2018. Please renew today!