Membership is open to anyone over 21 years who is a practicing artist in any medium and lives in the greater Washington DC area. Applicants should have a body of work that exhibits a distinctive style and a high level of professionalism. Each applicant is usually juried in a single medium and thereafter, if accepted as a member, displays in that medium at the gallery. When there are openings in the membership we seek artists who would enjoy participating in a cooperative gallery and contributing to its growth and success. Our full complement of members is 24.
Members show some of their work each month and should regularly include new work. The yearly calendar includes four guest solo shows and five member solo shows. A member may request a solo show once every two years. Our Invitational Show is held in February, and December is reserved for a Members’ Holiday Sale. Monthly fees are $75 and 10% commission on sales, except in December when the commission is 20%. Information about new member fees, other fees and show commissions is available to members.
Basic membership duties include gallery sitting every 3-4 weeks, attending monthly meetings of the full membership, attending specialized committee meetings, and attending opening receptions on the 2nd Friday of each month. Each member helps in installing a show once every four months and curating a guest artist show every two years. Each member serves on a committee such as marketing, exhibitions or maintenance. A year’s commitment to the gallery is expected once membership begins. Three months’ notice is expected upon resignation.
To apply for membership in Waverly Street Gallery, please fill out and send the form on this page. Include Full Name, address, telephone and email. It is required that a personal art website be included. Once the forms are received, applicants will be sent a questionnaire, and then asked to bring in 3-5 representative pieces to be juried by the current membership.
The next jurying for new members will be held in May 2017. Application forms must be received by April 10th.
We are not accepting applications from 3D artists at this time, due to space limitations.
To see the work of current members, visit the Gallery Artists Directory.
Waverly Street Gallery is one of the Washington DC Metro area’s premier art galleries featuring contemporary visual artists working in a wide range of media. Gallery artists include painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, glass artists, photographers and jewelers. Monthly exhibitions showcase original artwork in many genres, including representational, impressionistic and abstract art.