Membership

Exhibit at WPG! Apply for membership and join our cooperative art gallery. Five membership levels are available.

To apply for membership, click here to contact us. If your membership application is approved by a vote of the existing membership, you will be expected to exhibit your work on the gallery walls, in the bins and flat files, on the electronic display, and on this website. Artists receive 60% of sales and set the price of their work. Since this is a cooperative art gallery, you will be expected to volunteer for some gallery task unless you have a Premiere or Portfolio membership. Members do most of the gallery work although we do have a paid part-time gallery director. Also, you will be expected to pay a monthly fee, based on your membership level.

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 in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., just south of the Book Hill Park. We are dedicated to the art of printmaking. Ideally, sales of prints offset 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

12 WORKS IN BINS – 17 WORKS IN FLAT FILES – ELECTRONIC DISPLAY
12 GROUP SHOWS/YEAR – SOLO SHOW – ARTIST PAGE
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 may show work on the electronic display 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

12 WORKS IN BINS – 17 WORKS IN FLAT FILES – ELECTRONIC DISPLAY
12 GROUP SHOWS/YEAR – SOLO SHOW – ARTIST PAGE
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 may show works on the electronic display 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

10 WORKS IN BINS – 10 WORKS IN FLAT FILES – ELECTRONIC DISPLAY
9 GROUP SHOWS/YEAR – TWO-PERSON SHOW – ARTIST PAGE
Distant Members are eligible for two-person shows, display work 9 months out of the year in group shows, have 10 works in bins, 10 in flat files, have an Artist’s Page on this website, and may show work on the electronic display 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

10 WORKS IN BINS – 10 WORKS IN FLAT FILES – ELECTRONIC DISPLAY
4 GROUP SHOWS/YEAR – ARTIST PAGE
Emerging Members display work in 4 group shows a year, have 4 works in bins, 10 in flat files, have an Artist’s Page on this website, and may show work on the electronic display 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

TWO PAGES OF WORK IN GALLERY PORTFOLIO – ARTIST PAGE
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

Questions? Want to join? Please contact our Gallery Director with your questions or to submit a membership application.

Artist pages on this website.

Add your images to the electronic display in the gallery.

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