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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member?  Fill out and submit the form on the Membership page.

Do I have to be juried in to be a member?  No.  We accept all artists.

Do I have to be an adult to be a member?  You must be at least 18. 

How much are dues?  The dues are $21 for a calendar year, payable in January.

Where do I send my dues?  There is a link to pay via Square on the Membership page. If you are unable to pay via credit card, please contact us.

Is there a charge to exhibit?  We do not charge or pay artists to exhibit their artwork. 

Are there restrictions on art exhibited?  Types and styles of art are determined by the venue.  In general all art is acceptable subject to hanging conditions and space available. Many venues are open to the public and “family friendly” work is requested. The venue owner has the right to refuse to hang any piece of art for any reason.

Will my work be safe?  While businesses agree to take reasonable precautions to prevent any damage to the art neither Art Works Northwest nor the business owner will be responsible for accidental damage to your art work.  We recommend having your own insurance to cover any losses you may have.

Can I hang matted work without frames?  No. Art work to be hung on walls must be sturdy and framed or have wrap-around edges on canvases (gallery wrap). All work must be wired. No prong hangers or other methods will be allowed.

Do the venues sell my work?  For most venues purchasers must contact the artist directly to arrange a sale. Contact information is posted next to the art on cards supplied by Art Works Northwest. Some venues who handle sales for the artist will charge a commission. Venue coordinators will have that information.

Are there other ways to display and sell our art?  Yes, we actively seek to have one or two all-member shows per year at local or regional galleries or other venues. We have had exhibits in Walla Walla, Ellensburg, Othello and Moses Lake.

Does Art Works Northwest have meetings?  We have monthly salons open to all members. These are social events and are in no way mandatory. Spouses are welcome. The salons are usually potluck, the time and place is publicized in emails to members.

Who is responsible for running Art Works Northwest? We have a Board of Directors elected at the annual meeting each November consisting of a Director, Deputy Director, Secretary, Treasurer, and Exhibit Coordinator. In addition there are subcommittees for publicity, fundraising and Tour D’Arts.

What is Tour D’Arts?  This is an Art Works Northwest event held the third weekend in October. Members have the opportunity to show and sell their art in their home studio or in sponsoring venues such as wineries.  More information is available on the Tour D’Arts page of this website.

Does Art Works Northwest have a Facebook page?  Yes.

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