Suspension of New Memberships

The State of the Art is currently not accepting or processing applications for membership. We will make an announcement on our website and in our monthly newsletter when the application process begins again—probably sometime this spring. For now, you might consider the benefits and responsibilities of belonging to State of the Art Gallery.

Benefits

  • Show work in duo or solo shows periodically every two to four years.

  • Show work annually in group shows, and monthly in the Salon up to eight times per year.

  • Exhibit in other venues as opportunities arise. Recent other-venue exhibits, for example, have been at the Hilton Garden Inn and at Moosewood Restaurant.

  • In past years State of the Art has rented one of the larger booths at the Artist’s Market (held at the Farmers’ Market in July) for all interested members.

  • Expand your marketing with continuous listings and artwork images on the Gallery website, rack cards stocked at hotels & tourist information centers, targeted announcements of shows to local media & the monthly gallery e-newsletter, and social media announcements and updates.

  • Discuss work monthly, enjoy collegial support with fellow artists, and work collaboratively.

Responsibilities

  • Staff the gallery each month for 5-6 hours, and sign up for gallery cleaning once a year.

  • To support fellow members, attend gallery openings, new member reviews, and other special events.

  • Pay annual membership dues of $364 annually, a 13% commission to gallery for artwork sold, and exhibition fees of $400 for solo shows, split among exhibitors for multi-person shows.

  • Attend monthly membership meetings to discuss and vote on gallery events and procedures.

  • Participate in running the gallery by working regularly on at least one gallery management committee, and helping out with ad hoc committees and special events from time to time.

We look forward to accepting applications again in the near future.