In 1919 the WAA Founders envisioned two levels of membership in their constitution, Associate or Active. These levels are still in use today. Members are an integral part of the organization as patrons, community members, exhibiting artists, volunteers and serving on the Board of Directors.


All members have a right to participate in the governance of the WAA and may exercise their right to vote and run for the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of both Associate and Active seats.


All members enter the Woodstock Artists Association as Associate members. Associate members receive WAAM benefits of membership and have the opportunity to vote for and fill Associate seats on the Board of Directors.


Associate members of the WAAM may apply for or earn Active status in any of the 3 ways outlined below. Active members are artists who must reside within a 50 mile radius of Woodstock. Active members receive WAAM benefits of membership and have the opportunity to vote for and fill Active seats on the Board of Directors. Active members may participate in exhibitions reserved for Active members.

3 ways to become an Active member:

  1. Apply to Active Member Jurying twice annually (see dates below)
  2. An artist whose work has been juried into four shows within a two year period.
  3. An artist has been selected for a solo exhibition.

Jurors for 2022:

Solo Juror

Henry Klimowicz – Founding Director of the Re Institute.

Main Gallery Jurors

  • Nina Stritzler-Levine – Professor of Curatorial Practice, Director of Focus Project Exhibitions, Bard College
  • Seph Rodney – writer, Hyperallergic
  • Jayne Drost Johnson – Creator, Ice House, Garrison, NY
  • Jess Wilcox – Director of Exhibitions, Socrates Sculpture Park

Founders Gallery Jurors

  • Laura Vookles, Chair, Curatorial Department Hudson River Museum
  • Buzz Spector, artist, writer, and art editor of december magazine
To apply online, please visit this page during our two application periods:
April 4 – April 25, 2022
June 27 – July 25, 2022