Member Tool Kit

WAAM is a member-based organization that presents an active schedule of exhibitions each year for artists residing within a 50 mile radius of Woodstock. Members are an integral part of the organization as exhibiting artists, volunteers and serving on the Board of Directors.

There are two levels of membership for artists, Associate or Active.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FOR ARTISTS: 

  • Free or discounted submission fees.
  • Over 15 exhibition opportunities annually.
  • Opportunity to have a solo exhibition.
  • 60% commission on art sales.
  • Consign merchandise in the Shop @ WAAM.
  • Over $3,000 in annual cash awards.
  • Receive mailings and special invitations.
  • 10% discount on art and gift shop purchases.
  • 10% discount at Catskill Art & Office Supply.
  • Special membership rates on admission to events and programs.

Are you in the 50 mile radius?

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How to become an Active member

Members of the Woodstock Artists Association have the opportunity to apply for Active Member status on specified dates throughout the year. Active Member status is open to all current Associate member artists who reside within a 50 mile radius of Woodstock. Artworks are juried both in person and online. Active Members participate in special exhibition opportunities including our annual Active Member’s exhibition. As a membership-based organization, our governance is provided by a Board of Directors comprised of Associate and Active Members with the majority of seats held by Active Members. Involvement on our Board of Directors is a rewarding experience.

There are four ways to become an Active member:

  • The artist’s work is accepted into four juried shows within a two year period.
  • The artist delivers six artworks for review by a jury selected by the WAAMs Exhibition Committee. The jury meets twice each year on dates TBD.
  • The artist is accepted for a solo show.
  • The artist may submit six .jpgs online at submittable.com. Submissions are accepted throughout the year. Works will be juried by a panel of 3 independent jurors 4 times during  the year on dates TBD. Artists will be notified about juror’s decisions via email within a week of the jurying date.

JOINING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Nominating Committee actively seeks potential candidates for the Board throughout the year.

We believe that being on the WAAM Board of Directors provides a unique and personally rewarding opportunity to leverage your talents and life accomplishments to help our local artists thrive and to support the many programs and activities of the organization – these include our Permanent Collection, our Education Program, our Archives and our exhibitions and artistic programming.

We consider the three W’s in a potential candidate – Work, Wisdom and Wealth. We are a working board and each board member is asked to chair a committee. We are also problem solvers and financial contributors (personally and/or through our network). We need leaders who feel the same energetic commitment and passion for the growth and sustainability of this unique organization and its importance as a major cultural resource in the Woodstock area, the Hudson Valley region, and the National art scene.

If you know someone, want to learn more, or self-nominate, please call or come by to talk with Janice La Motta, our Executive Director. Also feel free to call Danny Rubenstein, our Board Chair at (845) 399-5204, or reach out to Joyce Washor, Chair of the Board Nominations Committee at (917) 287-5267 or via email at joycewashor@yahoo.com

Click Here for more information on the Board Election Process for WAAM members

We look forward to hearing from you!

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All board meetings are open to members.
WAAM Board Meeting Schedule for 2019
All meetings are at 10:00 am.
At the home of Board Chair Danny Rubenstein, 1835 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12498.
January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 and December 1.

General Membership Meetings Schedule for 2019
Meetings of the membership take place twice a year. Elections take place at the August meeting. Both meetings are at 10:00 AM and are held at WAAM.
May 30, 7:00 AM
August 25, 10:00 AM

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