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. You provide meaningful support to the work of the WAAM, which for over 100 years has served as a vital cultural resource in the Hudson Valley/Catskill Region.


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One annual individual membership (Associate/Active)

All Members begin as Associate Members.
Click here to learn about becoming an Active Member.


One annual Individual membership, plus:

  • Eligible for WAAM Viewing Program, offering member artists the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Executive Director, Gallery Director or Education Curator for a portfolio review, online submission tips, and assistance with your resume and artist statement. This informal conversation can take place virtually or on-site in the galleries. Limited to one hour, once a year. 

*New level and new benefit. Viewing Program is not designed as a means for donation, sale, or display of works.


(formerly the Founder’s Circle)
One 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



One Individual membership (Associate/Active)
Students currently enrolled full-time with valid college ID


One annual membership in business name (Associate/Active)
+ business listing on


  • Unlimited free visits to WAAM
  • Invitations to opening receptions, events and other members-only programs
  • Eligible to participate in exclusive Member Exhibitions
  • Included in Artists Directory online
  • Receive monthly member e-mail newsletters
  • 10% off purchases in the Museum Store
  • Eligible to volunteer on committees and vote at the Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary admission to any institutions participating in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM),, including:
    • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art of SUNY at New Paltz
    • Art Omi
    • Norman Rockwell Museum
    • Berkshire Museum
    • Albany Institute of History & Art
    • Rubin Museum of Art
    • The Drawing Center
    • Museum of Arts & Design
    • American Folk Art Museum
    • Frick Collection
    • The Noguchi Museum
    • Studio Museum of Harlem