Membership Application

We start accepting applications November 1. Deadline for submission of the WPW Membership Application is January 31, 2021.

Eligibility for Membership

Applicant must be a woman artist of professional standing residing in the state of Washington, having exhibited in at least three shows in one or more of the following categories:

  • A regional arts center or museum
  • An established gallery
  • The professional division of open juried exhibitions OR provide a history of commissioned work or inclusion in Corporate or Public art collections

The three qualifying shows and/or commissions must have taken place within the last five years, and recent activities must show evidence of professional growth. Work will not be considered if done under and/or critiqued by an instructor. Acceptable mediums for eligibility are: paints of all kinds, pastels, colored pencil, charcoal, ink, etchings, mono-types, hand pulled prints, encaustic, collage.


Judging Process

There are two rounds of judging to become a WPW member. The first round is based on the professionalism of your application, the strength of your resume and the cohesiveness of work presented in your art images. Applications are reviewed in the spring. The Membership Committee nominates which applicants best fulfill ALL OF THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS listed above. Those nominated will be invited to submit five original, professionally framed works to the WPW membership meeting in April. At this meeting, the general membership will view your 5 pieces and then vote on the acceptance of new members to WPW.

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