Now Accepting Submissions for Artists Seeking Membership

Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC’s oldest non-profit artists’ cooperative, holds monthly solo and members shows at its beautiful, industrial-style space on 8th Street, NW, near V Street in the bustling revitalized North End Shaw neighborhood. Foundry is a lively community where artists consistently show and develop their work. And it offers Washington area residents and visitors a gallery with high quality, affordable, original art.

Members are involved in the operation of the gallery and are eligible to hold executive positions. Each member staffs the gallery, participates on a committee, and shares the rights and responsibilities of running the gallery.

Among the benefits of membership are:

  • Coordinated press and publicity for gallery exhibits

  • Solo shows regularly reviewed in the media

  • Internet presence — each artist has a page of images on the gallery website with a link to his/her personal website

  • Unframed work in bins

  • Tablet with other images of members’ work on view for visitors to browse

  • Group drawing sessions with a model, artist’s talks, seminars and other events

  • 30% commission on sales

The following membership categories are available. All categories require that the artwork be juried and accepted by the current members.

Full Member — Dues $150/month

  • Solo show once every 16-24 months

  • Work in monthly members shows (except during solo month)

  • Artist info and images on website and tablet

  • Responsible for staffing once a month

  • Responsible for attending at least 4 meetings a year and serving on a committee or in a volunteer position for a specific task

  • Up to 8 pieces in bin

  • Votes on gallery decisions

  • Minimum two years commitment

Non-staffing Full Member — Dues $250/month

  • Solo show once every 16-24 months

  • Work in monthly members show (except during solo month)

  • Artist info and images on website and tablet

  • Responsible for attending at least 4 meetings a year and serving on a committee or in a volunteer position for a specific task

  • Up to 8 pieces in bin

  • Votes on gallery decisions

Associate Member — Dues $115/month

  • Work in monthly members shows

  • Artist info and images on website and tablet

  • Responsible for staffing once a month

  • Responsible for attending at least 4 meetings a year and serving on a committee or in a volunteer position for a specific task

  • Up to 8 pieces in bin

  • Votes on gallery decisions

  • Minimum one year commitment

A small number of shared or limited memberships may be available.
Shared Membership— Full or Associate Dues

  • Two artists share one membership

  • Together they share the responsibilities and benefits of that category

Limited Member — $75/month

  • Work in monthly members show 4 times a year

  • Attends gallery receptions during months work is shown

  • Artist info and images on website and tablet

  • Responsible for staffing four times a year

  • No work in bin

  • No voting privileges

Application Process Prospective member artists may apply by sending five or more images, an artist’s statement, and a resume or letter to the Membership Chair. Artists whose work appears promising will be invited to bring four or five pieces to a meeting of the members. Applicants are juried in to Foundry Gallery by a two-thirds vote of members.

Applications my be submitted either by email to membership@foundrygallery.org (jpg attachments please) or by regular mail (with a CD of jpg images) to:

Membership Chair
Foundry Gallery
2118 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

For questions, please contact membership@foundrygallery.org