New members are always welcome!

Members receive discounts on classes and are invited to participate in monthly exhibits. See below for a complete list of benefits.

Student Member

(SM) Reduced Rate applies to all students with a current student I.D. $20 *WAA helps to develop future artists via scholarship programs for State-wide High School Seniors.

  • Opportunity to enter member show (free)
  • Discounts on open juried show registration fees

General Artist Member

(GAM) Non-juried members who enjoy the following benefits. $50
All new artist members must join as a General Artist Member. 

  • The opportunity to become a Juried Artist Member after 6 months.
  • Fee Participation in members show.
  • Discounts on open juried shows.
  • Discounts on classes and workshops.
  • Membership into the photographic arts group is included at no extra cost in this General Membership Level.
  • After 6 months of WAA General Artist Membership in good standing, an artist may apply to be considered as a Juried Artist Member by submitting 5 original and recent works of art for judging by a jury of 3 current juried members. Please keep an eye on this page for the date of the next panel. Please 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) Artists who have attained the jury’s artist distinction. $60

  • 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. Please keep an eye on this page for the date of the next 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!
  • Eligibility for private gallery shows.
  • Opportunity to have a 3 or more person private show with other juried members (there are 3 of these shows per year).
  • Discounts on the entry fee for participation in the Wickford Art Festival
  • Discounts on classes and workshops.
  • The opportunity to feature themselves in the association’s member reference book which contains biographies, photo samples of artists’ work, articles and contact information.
  • May submit 4 pieces for the gallery browse bins
  • May submit greeting cards for the gallery
  • The opportunity to display and sell artwork at offsite locations.
  • Direct link from WAA website to individual artist’s website.