Membership

Apply for Membership in WPG!

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. Our artists often 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.

Monthly membership fees support this professional, contemporary exhibition space dedicated to the art of printmaking. Ideally, sales of prints will cover monthly membership fees.

Full and Deluxe Membership 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.
  • Gallery-supported advertising and monthly press releases.
  • Access to and representation on the WPG’s professional 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. 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 (in PDF format) of our membership categories. In short, there are five membership categories available based on privileges and responsibilities within the collective. These five are:

Category A – Premier Membership (a.k.a. Deluxe)
$215/month with no active responsibilities, or
$190/month with no gallery sitting

Chooses between no active responsibilities or active responsibilities except gallery sitting. Members in this category are eligible for solo shows, display work 12 months out of the year, have 12 works in bins, 17 works in flat files, have an Artist’s Page on this website, and can display works on the rotating slide show above the flat files. These members are expected to attend meetings, register monthly work online, maintain bin and portfolio records, and have full voting rights.

Category B – Full Membership
$165/month

Members in this category are eligible for solo shows, display work 12 months out of the year, have 12 works in bins, 17 in flat files,  have an Artist’s Page on this website, and can display works on the rotating slide show above the flat files. These members are expected to attend meetings, register monthly work online, maintain bin and portfolio records, and have full voting rights. Full members are expected to work on committees and to gallery sit.

Category C – Distant Membership
$140/month

Distant Members are eligible for two-person shows, display work 9 months out of the year, have 10 works in bins, 10 in flat files, have an Artist’s Page on this website, and can display works on the rotating slide show above the flat files. These members are encouraged to attend meetings, register monthly work online, maintain bin and portfolio records, and have full voting rights. Distant members are expected to work in a limited way on committees but are not expected to gallery sit.

Category F – Emerging
$90/month

Emerging Members display work in 4 shows a year, have 4 works in bins, 10 in flat files, have an Artist’s Page on this website, and can display works on the rotating slide show above the flat files. These members may attend meetings but have no voting rights. They register monthly work online, maintain bin and portfolio records. Distant members are not eligible for solo or two-person shows. While they are encouraged to volunteer, they have no active responsibilities. After two years, they are expected to become full members.

Category G – Portfolio
$200/year

Portfolio Members live outside the DC/Baltimore area. They do not display work on the gallery walls, in the bins or flat file, but have two facing pages in the portfolio on top of the flat file and have an Artist’s Page on this website. These members may attend meetings but have no voting rights. They maintain their portfolio records. While they are encouraged to volunteer, they have no active responsibilities.

Links

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

Artist pages on this website.

Slide show of artists’ works in the gallery.

Comprehensive overview (in PDF format) of our membership categories.