Application for Artist Membership to Artspace

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artspace is a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts, supported and operated by its membership. Membership categories for artists include Artist Member, Supporting Artist Member, Performing Artist Member (new candidates are recommended by current Artist Members and voted on by the present membership - application form not necessary) and On-Leave Artist Member (available for current membership only - application form not necessary). Definitions of these membership categories and the privileges and responsibilities of each are detailed in the "artspace Membership Categories". Undergraduates are not eligible for membership.

All new artist applicants are required to submit an artist statement, slides and original works. These items will be subject to a review, discussion, and vote by the current artist members. Applicants have the option of presenting their work in person at a regularly scheduled meeting (2nd Thurs. of the month) subject to approval by the Board of Directors. Slides should be labeled with artist's name, slide number and top of slide indicated for proper viewing. A slide list should include your name, slide numbers, title of works, years of creation, mediums and sizes. If no slide list is included, please include as much of this information as possible on the slides themselves. All original artwork should include a label with artist's name.

To apply for an artist membership at Artspace, please fill out the following form and include it with your submission for membership. Deliver all submission items to the gallery during regular business hours or by appointment. No fee is required to apply for membership; however your first month's dues (based on the membership category you select) are expected to be paid at the first meeting you attend after acceptance. If you are not selected as an artist member at this time, you may reapply after one year from the date of your initial application and once a year thereafter.

Name:  ___________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

Phone: (w) ________________________ (h) __________________________

Email: ____________________________________________________________

Which artist membership category are you applying for?

____ On-Leave Artist Member (only signature and date required)

____ Artist Member ____ Supporting Artist Member ____ Performing Artist Member

Please place an "X" next to the items submitted and
provide any additional information requested:

____ slides (minimum 6 recommended) How many? ______

____ original works (3 recommended) How many? ______

   Mediums and approximate sizes of original artwork:



If your works require special care or handling, please explain on a separate sheet of paper.
(NOTE: special arrangements can be made if your work is large or difficult to transport.)

____ artist statement (required)
   Would you like to present your work and ideas in person to the membership?

   ___ YES ___ NO

____ resume or other biographical information

____ list of slides submitted

____ other (please describe)



__________________________________   _____________________
Artist Signature                     Date of Application

PLEASE NOTE: Your submission materials must be picked up at Artspace during gallery hours within two weeks of notification of the results of your membership application. Artspace will not be responsible for submissions left at the gallery after that time. You can expect to be notified of Artspace's decision within a week of the membership's vote.

Revised on April 18, 2005