The WAAM depends on the generous support of members, individuals, businesses and volunteers to serve the over 15,000 visitors we serve through diverse exhibitions, programs, our landmark Permanent Collection, education program and Archives.

There are many ways you can support and engage with the WAAM depending on your interests. Learn more about the various ways your support can help us to reach another century of supporting and serving the artists in our region, in providing art education to the youth in our community and to presenting vibrant programs that educate and inspire.

Support from generous individuals is vital as we continue to address the many challenges and the hard work of growing our one hundred year old organization as a significant cultural resource – serving artists, youth and the art appreciating audience of our region.

Your donation to the CENTENNIAL FUND helps to support the quality and scope of our programming and events.

  • Gallery talks and lectures like The Woodstock Art Colony: The Nascent Years 1900-1930, presented by Dr. Bruce Weber.
  • The Radius 50 exhibition – a new exhibition forum that actively reaches out to artists within the 50 mile radius that we serve.
  • Free arts programming to over 700 students including in-school site visits, class trips to view our Permanent Collection and contemporary exhibitions, Family Days events and the exhibitions in our Youth Exhibition Space (YES Gallery).
  • Acquisition of new artworks to our landmark Permanent Collection that now totals over 2,200 objects.
  • The Sam Klein Memorial Archives housing the history of our historic Colony of the Arts and a resource to the many researchers.

ART FOR EDUCATION at WAAM builds community, learning and art-making experiences through collaboration and outreach with schools, artists, educators and families. Over 700 students participate in our school programs, museum visits and family days annually and contribute artwork  to our youth exhibitions program in the YOUTH EXHIBITION SPACE.  WAAM partners with libraries, historical societies, regional school districts and community organizations to engage students, families and our community in the arts.

The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum was founded in 1919 by artists with the mission of providing a community of support and a space of “free and equal expression” for the arts. Whether you are an artist or art appreciator, you will find the WAAM offers a diverse and dynamic series of programs, events and exhibitions that engage, inspire and educate. Our membership is our most valued asset. Members provide meaningful support to the work of the WAAM which for past 100 years has served as a vital cultural resource in the Hudson Valley/Catskill Region.

The Director’s Circle is a generous group of WAAM benefactors whose annual contributions represent sustaining support for all of WAAM’s programming. This philanthropic group provides the income necessary to serve more than 15,000 annual visitors through diverse exhibitions, programs, our landmark Permanent Collection, education program, and Archives. 

WAAM Director’s Circle (formerly the Founder’s Circle) enjoy the benefits of an annual Individual Upgraded membership plus:

  • Invitations to special private receptions and events, including studio visits, private collection tours and Breakfast with the Director
  • An Annual Artist Print commissioned exclusively for WAAM patron-level members; and a personal presentation by the print artist to our members about the work
  • Acknowledgement on donor listing in print and online

As the banners on the front of our building announce, this year we celebrate one hundred years of creativity, history, community and the arts. The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum has a rich history serving as an important cultural resource. Sharing the region’s cultural heritage and inspiring the current and next generation of artists through programs and exhibitions is central to WAAM’s mission “to promote and foster the visual arts, art education, and artists.” We honor the accomplishments of the past century and we look forward to the next century with great optimism, vision and verve. Members of our Next Century Club are generous donors whose gifts represent their extraordinary commitment to the arts and provide the necessary funds to serve over 15,000 annual visitors through diverse exhibitions, lectures, gallery talks, films and performances as well as preserving the WAAM facilities and strengthen our Permanent Collection and Archives. Please consider a membership to the Next Century Club today and ensure that your gift sustains the important work of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum.

The Next Century Club represents WAAM’s most generous benefactors whose gifts of $5,000 or more represent their extraordinary commitment to the arts.


  • Acknowledgement on special section of the newly designed Patron’s Wall. 
  • Invitations to exclusive events throughout the year that include previews to exhibitions, cocktail receptions with curators and lecturers, and social events designed especially for Next Century Club members. 
  • Two tickets to our annual Gala.

Two tickets to our Woodstock Art Colony lecture series.

WAAM relies on the time and skill of a great team of volunteers who generously provide the meaningful support that allows us to serve our community. Our volunteers are dedicated individuals who have fun at WAAM, get to know what happens behind the scenes, and really make a difference.