OPEN STUDIOS MEMBERSHIP

The Open Studios Membership Program provides year-round opportunities for visual artists to promote their art, the classes they teach and their work in the community. To become a Member, artists must apply and have their work reviewed by professional jurors. We are looking for full-time and part-time artists interested in growing in their art careers by improving their skills and promoting their art.

 

Mid-year Membership applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2021. Accepted artists will receive Member benefits for the remainder of the 2021-22 Membership year, ending June 30, 2022. There will be a new call for artists for BOTH the 2022-2023 Membership year and the 2022 Open Studios Tour will be announced in March, 2022.

To Apply for Mid-year Membership:

 

  • Prepare a zip (compressed) file of 6 to 10 images of art that you have created since January 1, 2020 plus an artist statement of up to 200 words that informs our jurors about your art-making practice. For a good example of this kind of statement, see https://www.openstudios.org/artists2/Haberkorn. Each art image should be approximately 1MB in size. Make sure your images are of good quality and that your statement has been edited and corrected for grammar and typos - if invited to become an Open Studios Member, these images and your statement will be placed on your Artist Page on the Open Studios website.

  • Title each of your images as follows: your last name followed by first initial-title of piece-medium(s)-dimensions (HxW). Example: SmithG-Sunrise in Alaska-Oil-36 x 30

  • Email your zip file to info@openstudios.org. We will reply to confirm that your file was received.

  • Our jurors will review applications and artists will receive notification of results on or before January 5, 2022.

 

For a full list of Membership Benefits, visit openstudios.org/artists-guidelines-faqs.

 

If you are invited to become an Open Studios Member for the remainder of this Membership year (ending June 30, 2022), a $75 Membership fee and a signed Member Agreement (provided by Open Studios) will be required. All Members will be eligible to place a piece of their best work in the Members' Exhibit, opening at 1421 Pearl Street, January 14, 2022.