WPG juries membership applications from dedicated printmakers who are interested in joining its vibrant community of working artists.

Membership

Washington Printmakers Gallery is a dynamic cooperative of accomplished artists that has provided original prints to residents of the DC metro area and its visitors since 1985. WPG members enjoy gallery representation yet maintain the freedom to set prices and select work to display. Quite often, our artists exhibit prints at other national and international venues. As well, members are afforded the opportunity to learn new techniques from their peers by joining this inspiring printmaking community.

Your membership not only supports a professional, contemporary exhibition space dedicated to the art of printmaking, but also provides you with some appealing membership privileges. These privileges include:

  • Your work on view in the gallery at all times
  • Representation by a professional gallery director
  • Full voting privileges in all gallery affairs
  • Opportunities to have hands on experience in the ongoing workings of the gallery
  • Subscription to our informative gallery newsletter
  • Gallery-supported advertising and monthly press releases
  • Access to the WPG’s very professional, always current website which includes sales opportunities
  • Opportunities to attend WPG sponsored special events outings, lectures and other affairs
  • Shared information regarding exhibitions of interest and upcoming juried exhibition opportunities
  • Artists receive 60% on sale of their artwork (note: artists set the price of their work)

In addition, as a WPG member, you will engage with the programs of the Washington Print Foundation, which promotes fine-art printmaking by fostering the creation and appreciation of artist-made prints through education, exhibition, and community outreach programs.

Membership Categories

Click here for a comprehensive overview (PDF) of our membership categories. In short, there are four membership categories available based on privileges and responsibilities within the collective. These four are:

Premier
> Chooses between: No active responsibilities (Monthly Dues: $190/month); or, no gallery sitting (Monthly Dues: $165/month).

Full
Monthly Dues: $140/month
> Full committee work and gallery sitting.

Distant
Monthly Dues: $115/month
> Lives outside the DC metro area.

Emerging
Monthly Dues: $70/month
> Two-year membership offered to emerging printmakers.

Please contact our Gallery Director with any questions or to submit your membership application.