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.


  • 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 three 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.


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  • 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 once per quarter.

  • Monthly Membership Meetings—Members are expected to attend as many monthly membership meetings as possible.


  • $850 per year ($212.50 to be paid quarterly)