Become a Member
NHAA’s longevity and strong reputation is a result of our talented artists and their high quality work. Our association provides many opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their artwork. To maintain those standards we require artists to be juried into the association.
Currently NHAA has 2 jurying opportunities during the year – Spring and Fall. Specific dates and locations are usually posted by February of each year.
2019 New Member Jurying
Interested in becoming a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association? Spring and fall dates for 2018 have been selected, please visit our events calendar to learn more.
Monday, April 8th
The jurying process takes a day. Sunday evening and Monday morning, prospective members are required to drop-off four original works of art, in the same medium, which reflect the artist’s voice and are representative of their body of work. Monday afternoon while the gallery is closed, NHAA will have multiple jurors present with backgrounds in different mediums to review and judge the work. A blind jury process is used so the jurors do not know the identity of the submitting artists. After the jurying takes place, artists return to pick up their art Monday evening.
Criteria for Acceptance
When reviewing the submissions jurors look for the following:
Maturity of artistic concept
Jury looks for originality and a matured/distinctive style
Mastery of the medium
Jury looks for technical skill in controlling and utilizing the medium
Jury looks for competence in the principles of design and elements of art (design, balance, color, values, focal point, etc.)
Consistency of artistic concept
The works submitted should indicate a consistency of quality, style and expression. Artists are strongly advised to submit work that would be viewed as a series or small body of work
High quality standards of presentation are expected – e.g. clean, neat, undamaged frames and mats, as well as consistency in presentation – works should look like they belong together in an exhibit. For example, frames do not have to be identical but should all work cohesively and belong together. All works should be finished as if they were ready to be displayed in a professional gallery.
(please click here to open our Presentation & Framing Guide)
Annual Membership Levels and Rates
NHAA has annual membership fees that are due each May. They can be paid via credit card, check or cash. In order to participate in member shows or any other NHAA activities, artist’s membership status must be paid up and current.
There are 3 membership levels. All levels carry the same benefits.
(with Student ID)