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Exhibiting Artist Members in the categories of Painting, Graphics*, Sculpture and Photography are admitted through an annual jury process which evaluates the merit of their work, based on professionalism of technique and originality. They are some of the country's most talented fine artists and fine art photographers.

Benefits of being an RAA&M Exhibiting Artist Member: exhibition opportunities in solo, member group, non-juried & juried shows; opportunities to instruct and attend workshops; and participation in year-round classes, sketch groups, lectures and artist demonstrations.

2019 Application Information

Drop-Off Day/Applications Due: Monday, November 4th, 2019, 10 AM – 3 PM
Jury Day: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Pick-Up Day: Thursday, November 7th, 2019, 10 AM – 3 PM
Welcoming Reception for New Exhibiting Artist Members: Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 2 - 4 PM
New Members Show: Saturday, November 9 – Sunday, December 1, 2019.


2019 Application Forms are available online (click buttons below) or you may pickup an application in person at the RAA&M.


Applicants will be required to submit five original works that are created solely by the applicant – no work completed from classes or under supervision. Artwork must be suitably framed/presented to a professional standard.

Image sizes:
Paintings and Graphics – Image size no smaller than 6 x 8 in. and no larger than 48 in. horizontal.
Photographs – No prints smaller than 11 x 14 in. and no frames larger than 20 x 24 in.
Sculpture – Must not exceed life size in dimension

Application Fee: $40 (any category)
You may apply for more than one category for one application fee – but must submit five pieces of work per category. If accepted, the fee will be deducted from your dues.

Applicants must have been a resident of New England for four consecutive weeks.

The Jury Process

The Jurors use a silent and anonymous method of voting. Artists must receive at least 5 out of 7 votes in their favor to be accepted in the categories of painting, graphics or sculpture and at least 4 out of 5 votes in their favor to be accepted in the category of photography. Work that receives 60/40 votes is reviewed a second time and a juror may then speak up in defense or opposition for an applicant. Applicants are accepted on the quality and professionalism of the artwork. Due to the silent voting process, feedback is not given to applicants who are not accepted.


Artists will be notified by phone if they have been accepted or by email if they have not been accepted for membership. It takes time for us to reach everyone, so please be patient - you will be contacted. Approximately two works by each artist who is accepted as a new member will be selected by the jury to be included in the New Members Show.

Annual Dues

(Application Fee will be subtracted if accepted as a member)
Painting, Graphics, Sculpture: $150
Photography: $80

Please read the application carefully for all requirements, liability and acceptance information.
Thank you for your interest in becoming an Exhibiting Artist Member of the Rockport Art Association & Museum!

*The Graphics category includes all drawing mediums and printmaking. Pastels are generally considered painting unless they are used in a sketch-like manner with paper showing.