Am I a member/ How do I become a member?
If you apply to one of the Best of the Northwest shows during the year, the short answer is "yes", you are a member. Those who have high enough jury scores are offered a one year juried membership and a place in our on-line gallery, even if you are waitlisted for the current show. Everyone else is offered a supporting membership for the year.
|You can also become a member by buying a supporting membership. Instead of a place in the on-line gallery, supporting members get free tickets to both the spring and fall Best of the Northwest shows. All members receive invitations to our educational events like our monthly potlucks and January workshop.||
Juried members are in the on-line gallery, supporting members get tickets to the Best of the Northwest shows. All get invited to the (nearly) monthly potlucks, annual weekend workshop and other events.
Any member can come into the office to use the professional level lights and equipment to take photos of their work. All you need is some instruction the first time, your work and your camera. Call the office for an appointment (206) 525-5926.
Any member may also nominate a gallery or supplier/service for the “Art Connections” page or an art event for the calendar. Space is subject to the approval of the director, and commercial establishments are asked for an annual donation to help defray the cost of the website. All groups are asked to help us solicit volunteers for the shows and to help get the word out by emailing their members in advance of our spring and fall shows.
How can I have a say in what the NW Art Alliance does?
Let us hear from you! If you come to one of the monthly potlucks you'll generally find at least one board member there to listen to you. You can also email or call Pam Rembold, the Executive Director (425-463-8532). See the volunteer page for more suggestions.
If you want to have more say, serve on one of the boards. The Executive Director receives advice from two different boards: The Board of Directors oversees the operation of NWAA. Along with that power comes the obligation to help raise the money. The Artist Advisory Board suggests how NWAA spends its energy to best help artists. Along with that is the obligation to provide the energy and volunteer power to carry out those ideas. Both boards welcome prospective members to sit in on a meeting. Contact to office to get the meeting schedule. To apply to serve on either board contact Pam Rembold, the Executive Director
By adding the member logo to your site and linking it to http://nwartalliance.com,
How do I get a listing in the on-line gallery?
The easy way is to apply for one of our Best of the Northwest Shows. All applications must go through Zapplication and through the jury.
Should you wish to apply for juried status alone, apply for either Best of the Northwest Show with a note (in the "other shows you have done" field) that you are only applying for juried status, not for the show itself. The application fee is currently $35, with the membership fee waived. If the judges do not feel your images admit you to the website, you will be awarded supporting membership instead of juried membership (see "Am I a member?" above for description of the difference).
How do I get an Enhanced listing?
|You must be a current Juried Member (see "Am I a member" above). Then you pay $75/ year for your enhanced listing. We lay out the page and do everything else for you. We strongly encourage you to email us a headshot (90 pixels wide and 90 to 120px long.; we web volunteers feel so strongly that you should have this that we will resize and crop it for you for free if needed). We also encourage you to submit a revised description of your work, other sort categories etc. by filling out the change form.||
We will use the 4 images you submit via Zapp and change them each time you jury for an new Best of the Northwest show. If you wish to change or add more images between shows (up to a total of 8 per artist), there is a $50 charge (see below for payment button) you can email them to us in Zapp format or downsized to 350x350 pixels. Your image must be square (fill with black if in doubt) and we reserve the right to reject images not properly formatted.
Can I give out the URL of my Enhanced page as "my" website?
Certainly. The link to your page is http://nwartalliance.com/yourfirstname_yourlastname/
(yes, the / at the end is important too!)
How are the "Featured Artists" on the first gallery page selected?
First you must have a high jury score. And you must have an engaging image as your first Zapp image. Because of the website programming, you must also have either your own website or an enhanced listing for links to go to. From that much narrower pool, the staff selects a dozen or so artists. We plan to track it so we don't choose the same artists all the time.
And you will notice that this batch of artists are all doing the fall show. It is the intent to change the images about three times a year: September will feature Fall Best of the Northwest show artists, January will change to Spring Best of the Northwest show artists and May will change to artists with enhanced listings.
Why are the gallery pages displaying the image/information they do?
The only way we can give you a free listing is to automate the process: we use the first image from your Zapplicatoin submission plus the information you typed in your Zapplication just the way you typed it. We only correct things when they break the programming.
If you wish to choose additional sort categories please fill out the change form. We also now have a sort for those who wholesale, teach or welcome custom work. AND we want to know whether you want to show your phone and/or email address on the website.
How do I change my listing on the website?
It depends upon what you want to change: Mistakes like typos are changed for FREE (please check your Zapp "profile" for mistakes and carefully make your entries into Zapp next time you apply to a show).
Fill out the form to tell us what to change. Changes via the form are free each time you jury. For more frequent changes, the $50 change fee applies.
|Things like changing/adding images (1 for the standard listing; up to 8 total on an enhanced page) are $50 each time we work on your listing because of the staff time involved. Please group your changes so we can do them all at once. Then you only have to pay one $50 charge.||
You can email new images to us in Zapp format or downsized to 350x350 pixels. Your image must be square (fill with black if in doubt) and we reserve the right to reject images not properly formatted.
Why isn't my listing/change appearing?
We add listings and make changes about once a month: all changes we get by the 15th of the month should go up by the end of the month. If you have been patient and things still aren't there, please contact us ((206) 525-5926): sometimes things do go astray.
I'm taking a year off from doing shows but
I want to keep my listing in the
|Current juried members may renew for 1 year. Then you must submit images to the jury again. (See "How do I get a listing in the on-line gallery" above).||
Please contact us if you have any questions or corrections: email@example.com or 206-525-5926