INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE ARTIST MEMBERS

Studio Gallery is a well-respected member of the greater Washington arts community and an active member of the Galleries of Dupont Circle Association. The gallery shows, promotes, and sells the works of its members, and it engages in a rich array of community-based arts activities. It strive to foster an atmosphere of friendly collaboration and skill-sharing among its members. 

Studio Gallery has shown the works of an estimated 2,000 Washington artists since its founding in 1965, and many members have had major successes, including museum exhibitions and shows in prestigious venues outside the Washington area.

Artists seeking membership must submitworks to be juried. Membership acceptance is based on the quality, originality, and consistency of the works. Our members work in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation, book arts, and multimedia.

To apply for membership contact the Studio Gallery Director:  director@studiogallerydc.com                                                             

Full MEMBERSHIP   

SHOWS

  • Garden Gallery - show in first membership year
  • Duo Show - every one and one-half to two year
  • All Member Shows - two annually
  • Solo show – within four to five years

Benefits

  • Gallery Representation
  • Continuous listing, with artwork images, on Gallery website
  • Listing in Art in America's annual Artist and Galleries issue
  • Targeted announcements of shows to local media
  • Email and social media announcements and updates of shows
  • Ongoing support from the Director, show curators, and other Gallery members

Additional Benefits

  • Net of 65% to the artist on artwork sales
  • Participation in Galleries of Dupont Circle arts events
  • Opportunities to host events at Studio Gallery
  • Member discount on gallery purchases
  • Member Work at Gallery
    • Framed 2-d works in storage in storage area
    • Unframed works on display in bins
    • Portfolio of work on paper
    • Biography / Portfolio descriptive notebook

responsibilities

  • Pay one-time new member assessment of one month's dues ($215)
  • Pay quarterly Membership dues ($2,580 per year, $645 to be paid quarterly)
  • Gallery sitting approximately every other month
  • Attend monthly members meetings
  • Serve on at least one gallery management committee
  • Assist with logistics of All Member events
  • Support other members by attending their events when possible
  • Where possible, assist in promoting gallery shows and activities to the public

SPOTLIGHT MEMBERSHIP

Shows

  • Garden Gallery - show in first membership year
  • All Member Shows - two annually
  • Small Group Show – one annually

BENEFITS

  • Gallery Representation
  • Continuous listing, with artwork images, on Gallery website
  • Listing in Art in America's annual Artist and Galleries issue
  • Targeted announcements of shows to local media
  • Email and social media announcements and updates of shows
  • Ongoing support from the Director, show curators, and other Gallery members

Additional Benefits

  • Net of 65% to the artist on artwork sales
  • Participation in Galleries of Dupont Circle arts events
  • Opportunities to host events at Studio Gallery
  • Member discount on gallery purchases

Member Work at Gallery

  • Framed 2-d works in storage in storage area
  • Unframed works on display in bins
  • Portfolio of work on paper
  • Biography / Portfolio descriptive notebook

Responsibilities

  • Pay one-time new member assessment of one month's dues ($127)
  • Pay quarterly Membership dues ($1,525 per year, $381.25 to be paid quarterly)
  • Gallery sitting approximately every other month
  • Attend monthly members meetings
  • Serve on at least one gallery management committee
  • Assist with logistics of All Member events
  • Support other members by attending their events when possible
  • Where possible, assist in promoting gallery shows and activities to the public

Fellows Program

Studio Gallery’s Fellowship Program was developed to give young and emerging artists, often graduate students in the arts, the opportunity to show and market work in a professional gallery, within a community of established artists. The Fellowship Program is offered to a limited number of artists at a special rate. As a member of Washington D.C.’s longest-running artist cooperative, Fellows become part of a network of diverse artists practicing in various disciplines, and in all stages of their careers. Membership is designed to enhance careers in the visual arts and foster a sense of community.

Benefits

  • One all Fellow Artist Exhibition —Fellow Members, usually within a five-year period, will have one dedicated fellows show occupying either the upper or lower gallery.
  • Small Group Exhibitions —Fellow Members, usually with a five-year period, will have two small group shows featuring Studio Gallery Fellows in one of the lower gallery spaces (also known as duo show spaces).
  • All-Member Group Exhibitions—Fellow Members may participate in every all-member show. There are at least two all-member shows per year.
  • Garden Gallery Exhibitions—Fellow Members will have the opportunity to show, in turn with all other Members, within the Garden Gallery. In addition, Fellows will have the opportunity for one solo show in the Garden Gallery.
  • Artwork within the Gallery—Fellow Members may have up to two, two-dimensional works, in sellable presentation, in the Gallery storeroom for showing to patrons. The number of works may change depending on available space. Fellows may have up to four unframed works protected by clear plastic sleeves in the display bins, and a flat portfolio containing unframed works on paper.
  • Gallery Website—Fellow Members are entitled and encouraged to display materials on the Gallery website. This includes an artist statement and images of recent artwork, as well as a link to the Member’s individual website, if there is one.
  • Gallery Space—Fellow Members are given keys to the Gallery and may, with prior approval from the Director and at the Board’s discretion, use the Gallery for meetings and personal gatherings scheduled outside Gallery hours or hours specifically reserved for Gallery business.
  • Exhibition Promotion—The Gallery maintains an active email list of patrons, other interested persons and media contacts, and promotes each show utilizing these lists. The Gallery is also active in using social media.

Responsibilities

  • Fellows are required to spend time at the Gallery learning about and assisting with Gallery operations.
  • Members are required to participate in a sitting rotation to help staff the Gallery during hours of operation. Typically, Fellows sit twice per quarter.
  • Monthly Membership Meetings—Members are expected to attend as many monthly membership meetings as possible.

Dues

  • $840 per year ($210 to be paid quarterly)

outreach

STUDIO GALLERY contributes to the Washington DC community through outreach involving teaching, internships, lectures and promotion of public art shows. As an active participant in Dupont Circle arts and other city-related art activities, the Gallery seeks innovative artists and shows for ongoing collaborative and one-time events.


Internship Program at Studio Gallery

Studio Gallery has developed a program for college students, graduates, and those interested in arts administration and management. We offer the option of working with the professors of a student to customize tasks to the specific interests of the student, and can provide a final evaluation at the end of the internship. The program hires on a rolling basis and accepts applications year round. Interns learn about gallery administration and curation while assisting the Gallery Director in day-to-day functioning.  These opportunities to help curate shows, facilitate social media projects, and undertake everyday gallery functions help students gain skills, insights and experience in preparation for competitive jobs in the arts. On occasion, we will also accept interns who do not have an expansive background in the arts, but who are well versed in digital media management. To apply for an internship, email the Gallery Director at director@studiogallerydc.com with a resume, brief statement of interest, and three references.